Daltons Premium Lawn Soil
Daltons Premium Lawn Soil
Daltons Premium Lawn Soil is a blend of natural materials designed to support seed germination and grass growth. It is a consistent, nutrient rich, friable product that is used extensively by professional landscapers throughout New Zealand.
Used for sowing of new lawns, patching of existing lawns and preparation for hydro seeding and instant lawn.
- 100% Weed free – every batch is tested.
- Consistent – friable and easy to spread.
- Screened – contaminant and lump free.
- Nutrient rich – for outstanding germination and growth.
How to use
Sowing of new lawns, patching of existing lawns and preparation for hydro seeding and instant lawn.
Daltons Premium Lawn Soil is ideal for topdressing existing lawns to remove hollows.
- Spread the soil into low-lying areas of the lawn and level to a depth of around 15-20mm, leaving at least the tips of any existing grass showing through.
- After levelling, fertilise lightly using Daltons Premium Lawn Fertiliser and water the lawn thoroughly.
- After four to six weeks, once grass has grown up through the soil, another 15-20mm of Daltons Premium Lawn Soil can be added to any remaining low spots.
To fill uneven lawn or low areas where the turf would be fully covered, first remove the turf carefully with a shovel and fill in the depression with Daltons Premium Lawn Soil. Lay the turf back in place, water thoroughly and fertilise with Daltons Premium Lawn Fertiliser.
New Lawns or Under Instant Turf
- Make sure the area to be sown is clean and level and that weeds have been dug out or sprayed with a non-residual weed killer and removed by raking out.
- Spread Daltons Premium Lawn Soil evenly to a depth of 50-75mm. Where the base soil is of poor quality, clay or sand, increase to 75-100mm.
Use a good quality lawn seed and follow sowing guide on packet. Water new lawn regularly and thoroughly until established. For best results roll with a heavy roller after spreading and raking seed.
After 3-6 weeks fertilise using Daltons Premium Lawn Fertiliser, following application rates for new lawns.
After levelling the soil and before laying the turf, add a light application of Daltons Premium Lawn Fertiliser, following instructions on the bag. After installing turf soak thoroughly for initial watering. Gently lift a section of turf to make sure water has soaked through. Water regularly.
How to Grow Lawns
Expanding your lawn
I’m trying to update my front yard by growing a bit of grass. What is the best way to sow grass seeds? Also, when is the best time to do it and do I need any special top soil?
De-Thatching a lawn
I look after my daughter’s lawn/garden, and I cannot control the growing of "thatch" in the lawn. I purchased a special rake for this but other than a good work out, it only helps a little. Am I not watering enough, or too much? Should I be spraying it with something in particular?
About 18-months ago we had a new lawn installed with rolls of ready turf. Since then, almost half of the lawn is covered in brown patches of dead grass (most of these are from dog urine). Lots of weeds are coming through as well and we have been digging these out as they appear. We keep the lawn well-watered and have tried sowing new lawn seed, lawn soil and lawn fertiliser but have had no success. Do you have any recommendations?
Brown Patch on Instant Lawn
I had an instant lawn put down on my new house and it was great through the summer and winter. But now in the spring I've noticed a large brown area. Is it a nutrient, grub, or fungus? How do I find out and fix?
Roll-out Lawn Care
Three years ago I had roll-out grass put down. About 2 months ago 80% of the grass died and left the ground bare. What could have killed the grass? Can I just reseed the area again?
Restoring after Summer
How can I assist my poor lawn to regain its former luxurious green appearance following the very hot, dry Summer we experienced?