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TROUBLESHOOTING

How to fix and maintain your turf.

Photo Condition Time of year Symptoms Control PDF Files
thumb_dryView Dry Patch Mainly summer and early autumn Areas of brownish or discolored grass. Soil below these is dry and powdery. Hollow tyne fork or core aerate. Water deeply and apply Turf Culture Maximiser G Wetting Agent, see our Wetting Agent section for more details. If you wish to enquire about purchasing Turf Culture Maximiser G Wetting Agent pleasecontact us.
View Matthumb_mat All Seasons Soft or spongy lawn with masses of decayed plant material in top 70mm or so of lawn. May produce dry spots but more often remains over-wet. Regular scarifying & core aerating. Deep and infrequent watering. Adjust soil acidity to the range pH 6.2 to 6.8.
thumb_mossView Moss Usually autumn, winter and early spring in wet shaded areas Dense mats of moss may develop and by competition choke out grasses leaving large bare areas in the dry summer period. Improve drainage, aeration and exposure to wind and sun. Treat areas with Sulphate of iron at 30g to the square metre at intervals of not more than 7 days.
thumb_rustView Rust Late summer, early autumn and winter Yellow-orange to reddish brown or black pustules on leaves. Leaves may yellow, wither and die resulting in thin weakened turf. Adequate fertilising, deep watering to promote continued vigorous growth. Apply Australian Seed & Turf Maintenance Fertiliser, see ourfertiliser section for more details. If you wish to enquire about purchasing our Australian Seed & Turf Maintenance Fertiliser please contact us.
Weeds (Grass weeds) All season thumb_broadleafVarious broadleaf weeds forming in your lawn, most broadleaf weeds are opportunistic and quickly move in and take over areas that have become thinned as a result of poor maintenance, wear, drought stress or inadequate growing conditions.
Weeds (Broadleaf weeds) All seasons Various grass weeds forming in your lawn, most grass weeds are opportunistic and quickly move in and take over areas that have become thinned as a result of poor maintenance, wear, drought stress or inadequate growing conditions.
thumb_insect Insects All seasons (depending on the insect) Turf lifting out due to insects feeding on grass roots. Birds constantly feeding and damaging the lawn by digging into it. Most insects are seasonal and quickly move in and take over areas that have become thinned as a result of poor maintenance, wear and drought stress. Apply Turf Culture Cease Fire Insecticide (granular) at the recommend rate, download Cease Fire PDF for identification of pests in relation to season. If you wish to enquire about purchasing Turf Culture Cease Fire Insecticide please contact us.

Turf Culture Cease Fire Insecticide Product Label and MSDS are available from their website at http://www.turfculture.com.au/.