Relaxation and fun. Heat reduction. Enhanced property. These are just some of the benefits you will get from a well-maintained lawn. And looking after your lawn can get challenging, particularly when each new season brings a different set of conditions.
Knowing what to do when the varying conditions come is crucial to an easy and effective lawn care practice. From mowing to fertilising to weed control, you will need to apply different stages of lawn maintenance as the seasons change.
Here are some lawn care tips to guide you:
This is the best season for getting your soil in top condition. Know what type of soil you have: sandy or clay based. The idea here is to make sure your soil can hold onto moisture. Then get the pH levels checked because this allows your soil to absorb the nutrients your lawn care service will apply.
During the hot season, your lawn will need to keep cool. The ideal watering should take about an hour every week, which is known as deep watering. Deep watering is not only better for your lawn but also allows you to save on water. This approach will improve your lawn’s drought tolerance because root growth is better.
Mowing your lawn at the right height is also crucial to its health. Do not cut too much off the top. A shorter lawn will leave the soil exposed to more heat, which demands more water. You’ll also want to mow regularly. This will prevent excessive cutting in a single mowing, which will open up your grass to the stress of the summer heat.
If fertilisation is needed, do it in the morning, making sure the product is washed away from the leaves and into the soil when watering.
The weather is cooler now. With wild weather patterns occurring, autumn may bring heavy rainfall—and with it, soil compaction for your lawn. Your lawn care service may aerate the soil and apply the appropriate product.
This season is also the perfect time to boost your lawn before winter comes, especially when you have warm season grass planted. This may entail fertilisation that will strengthen grass roots against the chill of winter.
Finally, this is when weeds take advantage of your lawn. Because winter may slow down grass growth, weeds will find it easier to take over. So treat them as soon they appear.
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Australia, about 39% of households own a dog. More specifically, they estimate that there are around 4.2 million pet dogs in Australia. Since dogs are the most common pets in Australia, it is safe to say that homeowners have another important job […]
Many of our more determined garden pests are not native to Australia but the Citrus Gall Wasp (Bruchophagus fellis) is definitely an Australian grown garden variety pest. Initially, this native wasp was partial to Queensland and northern New South Wales and its favoured congregation was native finger limes. But the citrus gall wasp has quickly […]
Gardeners are in the front line of the battle to preserve nature. These simple measures will help provide food and habitats for a healthy eco-system in your back yard. Guidelines for Drawing Wildlife to Your Garden Australian gardeners have a brilliant opportunity to experience the pleasures of our exceptional flora and fauna. Vast areas of […]
Some people who have had the harrowing experience of seeing their homes burn down will tell you that they would have preferred if their homes were robbed instead. After all, you can easily buy things to replace the ones stolen from you — a much better and simpler alternative to slowly rebuilding your life from […]