Live it5Will my turf contain Annual Meadow Grass?We make strenuous efforts to minimise thepresence of annual meadow grass in our turf.Rolawn is the only company that submits turf for testing by the Sports Turf Research Institute, which is an independent body. Full copies of their reports are available on request. However, we do not supply our turf as being guaranteed free from annual meadow grass.How should I remove toadstools frommy turf?When conditions are right for them, toadstools may appear in any turf, whether long established or recently laid. Generally they are harmless, but they should not be eaten. Remove by picking them off (wear gloves), however if they are too numerousthey can be mown off with a box on the lawnmower in order to collect them.Following an appropriate mowing regime will help reduce appearance of toadstools. A sharp frost also tends to reduce a toadstool population.What should I do if my turf developsFusarium?Certain weather conditions in autumn/wintercan result in a fungal disease called Fusariumoccurring in both new and established lawns.This is not unusual, and, although unsightly,should not kill the turf. Sharp frosts will arrestits development and the lawn should recoverduring spring.Frequently asked questions Rolawn is the onlycompany that submitsturf for regularindependent testingby the Sports TurfResearch Institute (STRI).
Seasonal lawn maintenance6January/February. Remove leaves and debris. Service mower and ensure blades are sharp. Stay off the lawn if frozen or waterloggedMarch/April. Start mowing the lawn as warmer weather stimulates turf growth and increase the frequency of mowing as required. Apply Rolawn Lawn Topdressing. Remove by hand or spot treat coarse grasses and weeds. Scarify if your lawn is more than 12 months old. Patch damaged lawn areas and edges with Rolawn turf or Rolawn lawn seed. Over seed if your lawn is more than 12 months old with Rolawn lawn seedMay/June. Increase mowing frequency, a little and often is the key. Aerate. Remove by hand or spot treat coarse grasses and weeds. Water if rainfall is low. Treat established lawns containing weeds and moss with Rolawn GroRight® Lawn Fertiliser, Weed & Moss KillerJuly/August. Use water wisely, but to maintain colour in summer, more watering will probably be required. In times of drought your Rolawn lawn will go brown and dormant. It will recover when rainfall returns. Apply a Chafer Grub Killer and Leatherjacket Killer if required. Make arrangements for your lawn to be mown whilst you are on holidaySeptember/October. Gradually decrease mowing frequency as grass growth slows, raise the height of cut as winter approaches. Scarify if your lawn is more than 12 months old. Aerate. Feed with Rolawn GroRight® Autumn Lawn Food or treat established lawns containing weeds and moss with Rolawn GroRight® Lawn Fertiliser, Weed & Moss Killer. Repair damaged or worn areas with Rolawn turf or lawn seed. Apply Rolawn Lawn Topdressing. Allow worm casts to dry before brushing with a stiff broomNovember/December. Remove leaves and debris. Mow if the lawn is still growing. Prune and thin foliage surrounding the lawn. Clean and oil all equipment before putting into winter storage