I know spring and fall are the best times to reseed and fertilize. However, do I fertilize first then reseed, or vice versa. And how long do I wait between?
I would fertilize first, then let a week or two pass for the fertilizer to work its way into the soil. Then you can overseed.
When should I start mowing my sod grass? Can you over water sod? I have been watering almost once a day since I put it in. How much should you cut back the watering when the roots start to grow?
Try to keep off the newly installed sod until it becomes well established, usually within a couple weeks to a month. The most important part of proper care for new sod is irrigation, especially in warm weather. Generally, new sod needs to be watered every two to three days. Give it a thorough soaking, about an inch or so deep. Check for root development periodically to make sure that rooting is taking place. Once it has taken hold, you can begin to gradually decrease the amount of watering.
Which is the best technique to aerate 120 square metres of lawn?
The following articles should be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/aerating-your-lawn.htm
When should Kikuyu be mowed for the first time after winter in Newcastle, KZN? I wish to cut it very short to remove the thatch but do not want to damage the roots.
This article might help: http://www.turfgrasses.com/info/kikuyu.html
Wish to have a comprehensive guide for lawn care (grass is Scotts Pro Lawn turf) and best treatment for insects, fertilizers and brands. Any help would be appreciated.
I would suggest entering ”Scotts Pro Lawn turf” into a search. This way, you will have access to much more information than could be offered here. I’m not aware of a reference to suggest, and as with most information, it’s about out of date once printed.
How often would you have to cut the rolled lawn?
It would depend on temperature, light, water, soil fertility, time of year, type grass, zone, height of deck blade, height desired and motility.
My spouse says you cannot keep the leaves on the lawn and that it is bad for it. I say you can as long as you mulch them into it.
If you mulch them, it is fine and can actually be helpful to your lawn. You do want to be careful not to leave too thick of a layer though, as this will block sunlight to the leaves in the spring and the grass will die off.