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.
It may surprise some but it takes more than just sitting back and watching the grass grow to maintain a healthy lawn in the tropics. Even though the tropical climate provides a perfect environment for rampant lawn growth, watching the grass grow and grow and grow can be just as problematic and watching it dry off and die in more temperate climates.
If you have noticed that there is an abundance of broad leaf weeds (clover, bindii, dandelion, thistles etc) in your lawn, the time to act is now. These weeds are able to take hold during the dormant winter period when the turf is not as competitive for available water and nutrients.
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.
A game changing product from Lawn Solutions Australia, ColourGuard is a natural turf grass colourant that is environmentally friendly and 100% organic. ColourGuard is easy to apply and means your lawn will always look great, no matter what mother nature throws at it.
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.
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.
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 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.
Spring is the time when you should fertilise your lawn. This will help speed up new growth and help to establish strong roots for the hotter summer months.
The days are getting shorter and the temperature is getting a little cooler, but your lawn is still growing. Autumn is one of the most important times on the lawn care calender.
Lots of things can happen this time of year depending on your location.
Maintain your healthy looking green lawn with Sir Walter this winter. Part of the philosophy, and indeed the name behind Sir Walter, comes from its ability to maintain its strength of colour and coverage throughout winter.
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.
Large amounts of rainfall and pooling water can badly damage your lawn if it’s the wrong sort of grass. Find out how Sir Walter copes under flood conditions…
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Even though your lawn may look nice and green following a wet summer, the chances are it’s not as healthy as it looks and not ready for the winter period. All that water will have most likely leached the nutrients from the soil just where your lawn needs them most – at the root base. These nutrients need to be replaced prior to winter.