Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

All your questions answered ...

Is Sir Walter DNA Certified available in seed?

No. Sir Walter DNA Certified is a sterile lawn. Although it can produce seed heads when stressed, they are infertile and therefore new lawn is unable to grow from them. You can only find the genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified in roll out instant turf.

Is pick up available?

Yes, we have a couple of options for you to collect your lawn. As our lawn is cut fresh to order, all collections must be arranged in advance.

  • You can pick up direct from our farm in Pinnaroo. We are located at 280 Nickolls Road, Pinnaroo.
  • You can collect from our display centre, Lawn and Landscape Co in Somerton Park, Adelaide.


Give us a call to arrange collection of your turf!

How many pallets can I fit onto my ute?

If you decide on pick up, then it would be necessary to bring a tray-top ute with a trailer or a small truck, depending on the amount of turf. As an average pallet(50m2) weighs between 700-1000kg, a one-tonne ute is limited to 50m2 on the tray, a single axle trailer limited to 36m2, a tandem trailer is limited to 100m2 for safe carrying capacity. Please check the legal load requirements for your vehicle. Also, we require you to provide rope or tie down straps to secure your load.

What will my ordered turf look like?

Your lawn will come in rolls. Each roll measures 1800 Long x 560 wide and is equal to 1 metre square.  They weigh approx 15kg-20kg each roll.  A standard pallet holds 50m2 (total weight = 700kg-1000kg) Thickness is dependent on the season but is usually between 35-40mm. Please give our friendly team a call to check.

When will my lawn be drought hardy?

We recommend for your lawn to have a full root profile and be drought hardy that you need a full year of establishment, including one full summer.  If you have maintained your lawn with watering and fertilising then you should have a root profile of 20-30cm.

Can I have my lawn installed?

Yes, we work alongside some great local quality landscapers in Adelaide and the Mallee. They can arrange site preparation and installation of your new lawn. Talk to us and we can arrange a quote and site inspection for you.

What if my site has weeds?

We recommend you water your prepared area and wait for the weeds to germinate and spray the area with a weed killer like round up. If you have a particularly weedy patch you might like to repeat water and spray or alternatively remove 10cm of soil where most of your weed seeds are contained.
Once you have laid your new lawn, we recommend to apply a weed pre-emergent such as Oxafert to inhibit weed seedling germination while your lawn is getting used to its new home.

When is the best time to plant?

Although you can lay lawn all year round, the ideal time for optimal results is during the lawns active growing season of spring to autumn. We know things don’t always go to plan and you may be faced with the prospect of laying through winter. This is fine as long as you aren’t in a frost prone area. If you do lay lawn during winter, it may just take a bit longer to establish than normal however you will have a lush green and established lawn in time for spring.

Do I need to top-dress?

We recommend you top-dress in between the rolls with sand or sandy loam once your lawn has been laid. This helps improve your soil to root contact and stops edges from drying out.

When do I fertilise?

We recommend six weeks after laying Lawn. For optimum results on an established lawn fertilise four times a year: September, December, March and April (pre-winter preparation). Please refer to our lawn care maintenance section. If you have fertilised and you think your lawn still has a deficiency please give us a call and we can discuss your particular needs. Usually it will be Iron or possibly a Magnesium or Zinc deficiency.

How much do I need to water my new turf?

Your prepared soil ready for the turf to lay should have a full profile of water, meaning the first 20-30cm needs to be damp. For the first three to four weeks you need to keep the soil damp and don’t allow your turf to dry out. You can check by lifting a flap and feeling the soil. It is weather and season dependant on how much and often you need to water. Little and often for the first few weeks is necessary.

Will my lawn lose colour in winter?

All warm season grasses will lose some colour over the winter period after being hit by a few heavy frosts. In our cold winter climate warm season grasses do not have much active growth. Sir Walter DNA Certified has been proven to be a good performer compared to the rest for good winter colour. A good fertiliser program in April will help retain best winter colour or an application of Colourguard Plus will instantly restore the natural green colour of your grass.

How long do I have to stay off of my new lawn?

While your lawn is establishing, we recommend to keep foot traffic to a minimum until it is fully established. You will know when your lawn has estblished good roots when you can no longer lift it up from the ground. If it pulls up easily, it is not established. If you lay the turf in late autumn and winter, it would be best to stay off the turf until spring.