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Ahhh spring…. our favourite time of the year! Everything starts growing and greening up, as the cold weather is replaced with lovely warm days, and you’ll want to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. You’ll also want to restore your lawn to its peak condition after taking a beating from the harsh winter elements, so here are a few tips for getting your lawn back into tip-top shape.
In order to have the best lawn, you need to have the best soil. Depending where you live, and the soil you have will play a very big part here. There is no quick fix for all soil types, so you’ll need to apply a treatment which is specific to the profile.
After another hot summer, it’s now the time of year when we welcome the cooler nights and start to prepare for the frosty winter chills. Your lawn will be breathing a sigh of relief too, as summers can be long and stressful, particularly with the extreme weather conditions we have experienced in parts of Australia in the past few months.
Lawn Solutions Australia has launched an industry-first accreditation process, setting a new standard for best practice in the Australian turf industry.
This accreditation system ensures that you are getting the best turf, from the best turf producers in Australia. Lawn Solutions Australia uses nationally endorsed standards. Their turf producers are subject to continuous review and improvement, and all LSA turf producers are reviewed continuously.
The Lawn Solutions Australia group was formally launched at the 2014 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. The hand-picked group comprises of 41 of Australia’s best turf suppliers, all existing Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn growers who will market a uniformly branded range of turf products and after-sales, value-add services.The Lawn Solutions Australia ‘house of brands’ includes Sir Walter soft-leaf buffalo grass; Eureka Kikuyu; Nullarbor Couch; Platinum Zoysia; and RTF Fescue.
LSA is also committed to researching and introducing new varieties under its brand hierarchy, having entered into exclusive arrangements with the world’s leading turf breeders and research facilities, including Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia in the United States.
So, for peace of mind that you are getting the best turf available, check out the Lawn Solutions Australia website to find your nearest outlet.
The sun is starting to set a little earlier and the weather is cooling down. Yes, it seems like autumn is here! You’ll be thinking it’s almost time to hang up your gardening hat…but not yet! Did you know that your autumn lawn care regime is one of the most important all year? Giving your lawn some TLC now will give it stronger ‘legs’ to soldier on through winter and stand up to the harsh cold temperatures.
In the winter, the growth habit of your lawn will not be as lush and thick as it is during the other seasons, therefore the weeds will find it easier to penetrate. Prevention is always better than cure so do try to keep a bit of extra length on your lawn and ensure the ground doesn’t become compacted, particularly during and after periods of heavy rain. But if a few pesky weeds still manage to creep in, fear not, we have plenty of helpful tips and there are products available to help you clean up your lawn.
Have you noticed mud balls on your lawn lately? Do you know what are they? Are they a cause for concern? And what’s causing them?
When the soil under a lawn has a healthy population of earthworms sometimes small mounds of soil or ‘mud balls’ can be found on the surface of the turf. Mud Balls are the castings from the previous night which have now passed through the earthworms and have come to the surface through tunnels created below the surface of the lawn. READ MORE:
Autumn is the time of year when the leaves start changing into a kaleidoscope of colour. The days will start to get shorter and the cooler and the nights will become a little crisp. You will find yourself reaching for your doona as we bid our old friend Summer ‘adieu’, until next time…..
If you find your lawn afflicted with the curse of the lawn grubs don’t despair. Treating and eradicating these pests is relatively easy. Lawn grubs can also be known as army worms or sod web worms and despite their name they all can cause a lot of damage to your turf in a relatively short amount of time, in fact, lawn grubs can feed on 30cms of lawn each and every night. READ MORE:
The climate varies on the west coast compared to the east; hot dry summers along with dry and sandy soils can give your plants a little sun stroke, and especially your beautiful lawn which is generally the most exposed in the heat of the day.
If you have determined that your lawn is suffering from soil compaction then you need to take action. Due to compacted soil having less space to hold the air and water that is needed for optimum lawn health it can lead to a soil which can store less water and where it’s more difficult for lawn plant roots to penetrate. It will also be harder for fertilisers and nutrients to be absorbed into the soil to do their job.
Applying a top dressing to your lawn is appropriate when it needs a boost of nutrients, is uneven or contains holes.
You should undertake top dressing to repair holes or uneven lawn just prior to the growing season, usually the beginning of Spring; not when the lawn plants are in their dormant phase or you run the risk of damaging or even killing the lawn entirely. Top dressing for nutrients can be applied at any time. Do not top dress on an annual basis regardless of popular belief as this will just accelerate the build-up of thatch. Avoid top dressing if rain is predicted as the wet weather will make the dressing difficult to deal with and make levelling troublesome. READ MORE:
Sir Walter Premium Lawn Turf has been bred with drought tolerance in mind, giving you the most water efficient soft buffalo grass on the market. Learn how to give your ‘Sir Walter’ lawn the most efficient and effective watering …
Winter is an excellent time to focus on getting any invaders under control whether they are weeds or pests. In the cooler months of June and July, warm season turf like Sir Walter fall into a dormant state, while broad leaf weeds continue to grow and become more obvious. This means that it is the perfect time to nip them in the bud (so to speak) by taking some serious action. By taking care of these pesky tasks now, you will have a greener lawn that will be ready to spring back into full health as soon as the warmer months hit.
There are various diseases that can affect your lawn, but the good news is that by choosing a suitable lawn variety for your conditions and keeping it well maintained and healthy you will greatly reduce the chance of diseases. READ MORE:
At Sir Walter, we believe that prevention is always better than a cure, so we recommend that you keep Sir Walter healthy. Sir Walter turf has a natural weed resistance that will suffocate the growth of pesky weeds in its normal healthy state.