Have you got a threadbare lawn that looks like it hosted a couple of rock festivals … during a flood? Does that area at the back of your house resemble a patchwork quilt of mud and wilted grass stems? Do you fear walking on your lawn in case the bindi turn your feet into pin cushions? Or perhaps you’re building your own home and want a lawn to match your amazing new house.
SUMMER = sun, outdoors, BBQ, and LAWN! Its the time of year to gather in the backyard with family & friends, enjoying a game of cricket & a few beers. So you’ll need to keep your ‘pitch’ in tip top shape & looking its best. This is very easy with Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Lawn, especially if you keep these handy tips in mind.
Although spring officially kicks off September 1st, it can sometimes take a little longer for your lawn to react, depending on where you live and the current climate. The feeling of spring in the air almost always gets you thinking about your garden and lawn, and getting them back into shape after the cold winter weather.
For all types of lawn, including Eureka Kikuyu, Nullarbor Couch and Australia’s number 1 buffalo lawn, Sir Walter DNA Certified, fertilising your lawn, as well as getting rid of the winter weeds are generally on top of the spring ‘to-do’ list. Although this is definitely what your lawn will need, there are a few factors to keep in mind before doing so.
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.
There are a few hints and tricks to keeping your lawn in good condition over the cooler months.
AUTMUN LAWN CARE
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like anything else organic, your Sir Walter lawn will always do best when it is being well looked after. Fertiliser is a great way of keeping your lawn in good shape and it’s simple to apply and effective in all conditions. It’s crucial to fertilise regularly to keep your lawn at its healthiest to deal with changes in temperature and any other problems that nature throws at it.