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Sir Launcher is a fantastic new water saving starter fertiliser that will save you time, money and water. Sir Launcher consists of some starter fertiliser, essential nutrients, and water crystals that act like water magnets.
The water crystals rehydrate themselves with each watering lasting several years before biodegrading harmlessly. It also helps lawns survive water restrictions by less frequent watering during establishment. It needs to be raked into the top 50-75mm of soil. You would be crazy not to use this product when laying a new lawn.
It only costs around 35cents a square metre to water restriction proof your lawn and give it the great healthy start it needs with Sir Launcher, which is money well spent!
Here at our Lawn Care Products Online Shop we have everything you need to keep your Sir Walter lawn looking absolutely fantastic, everything is covered including weed control, pest control and fertilisers. You can even get yourself a Sir Walter cap and one of our favourites the Sir Walter stubby cooler.
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If you want to use the fertiliser that the experts use, Sir Walter fertiliser is the one for you. It’s specially formulated for Sir Walter lawns but, in fact, you can use it on any other type of lawn. It’s a premium lawn food especially developed for Sir Walter.
It contains the right balance of nitrogen, potassium phosphorus and all the trace elements that your lawn will require. Now this special blend will improve the growth and colour of your lawn be it Sir Walter or any other type. It’s economical to only 25grams per square metre of lawn. Now you can get your Sir Walter fertiliser in a 4kg tube or for bigger jobs the 10kg tub, personally I love this stuff so much I order it by the tonne.
Spraying for weeds in Buffalo lawns can be tricky but not with Sir Walter Weed Control, it is especially designed weed control spray for your Sir Water lawn and it will get rid of Bindii, oxalis, clover and all sorts of other uninvited broadleaf weed nasties. It contains Bromoxynil so it is safe to use on Buffalo lawns and this value for money size will treat over 400 square metres.
Always follow the instructions
Always follow the label’s instructions and make sure you adhere to the applications rates. A good way to do this is firstly measure out 50 square metres of area, fill up your sprayer with just water and spray the 50 square metre area. Then measure how much water your sprayer used to cover the area and mix 30ml of weed control product with this amount of water and you are ready to go.
A couple of things to remember, don’t mow for 2 days after application and don’t be concerned if your lawn takes on a slight brown appearance in summer, that is perfectly normal and of course like with all garden products always read the instructions.
Sir Walters’s growth habit will usually crowd out most weeds and unwanted grasses. But occasionally these undesirables will invade.Now it’s important not to confuse your weeds with your grasses. Weeds are generally soft round plants where as unwanted grasses include things like kikuyu, couch, paspalum, summergrass and wintergrass. Now these are best removed with a weed wand filled with glyphosate or for some grasses you may want to chip them out with a matic or a garden spade.
Army worm or sod web worm can be really bad news and attack all sorts of lawns in various parts of the country. These guys are bad news and very destructive. It depends on where you live to what time of year they will attack.
What you want to watch out for are moths, either flying around a light or flying off as you walk across the lawn, because what they are doing is laying their eggs. Now the worms themselves they can be green, brownish green or black in appearance, sometimes with a stripe or triangular markings. They will hatch after about 5-7 days and that’s where the big damage is done. They attack the lawn eating it and interestingly they don’t just attack any lawn they go for a nice healthy looking lawn a bit like your Sir Walter so you need to be very careful. And once they have exhausted the food supply, they all get up in big groups and move on a bit like an army on the march.
If you do notice a patch or areas of your lawn that look a bit thinner or shorter or look like they have been mown you could have army worm.
One way to check for it is to get down on your hands and knees where the damaged area meets your normal lawn and prise the lawn apart because this could well be the army front line. What you will see is maybe some worms or some little green balls which is the waste product, basically your old lawn gone wrong. What you need to do is treat this with a fast acting insecticide such as the Sir Walter pest control, remember always read the directions first.
To keep your Sir Walter in peak condition you will need regular applications of fertiliser. Healthy deep rooted lawns are better equipped to deal with stress, maintain their winter colour and prevent the germination of weeds.
When laying you should always use a starter fertiliser such as Sir Launcher, then approximately 6-8 weeks after installation we recommend using Sir Walter Premium Lawn Food at 25grams per square metre. Then as an ongoing guide, fertilise your lawn with Sir Walter Lawn Food at the start of spring, middle of summer and autumn.When it is raining it is the perfect opportunity to get out your Sir Walter fertiliser, because you don’t have to water it in, you are saving water and your grass will love you for it! You can spread by hand or with a fertiliser spreader.
As a benchmark feed one small section of about 1 square metre with twice the amount that you apply to the rest of your lawn and water that in well too. If the rest of your lawn looses colour and this area retains its colour, it is telling you that it is time to feed again.So don’t forget regular applications of Sir Walter Premium Lawn Food will give you a nice healthy lawn all year round.
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Australia’s number one buffalo lawn
Alright, now Australia’s known for some pretty big things,
and we should celebrate our love of all things large.
Now I’m not suggesting you should put one in every backyard,
but there is one that may suit… Australia’s biggest buffalo!
Yep, with over 35 million metres throughout Australia,
this is Australia’s biggest buffalo!