Your lawn, just like many of your garden plants, behaves and grows differently across each of the four seasons.
Understanding a little about its habits and knowing the simple tricks that will help it flourish can assist you in having a lawn that looks its best year round.
Of course, there are variations in climate and soils depending on where you live, and these need to be considered but here’s our easy guide to seasonal lawn care.
Lawns require regular feeding with a quality fertiliser to keep them looking good and growing strong.
The ideal is to fertilise three times a year – Spring, Summer and Autumn, but if once a year is your thing, then make it Spring.
Using a quality fertiliser such as Scotts Lawn Builder has many advantages:
A well fed, maintained and loved lawn will withstand dry conditions better than a neglected one.
If your lawn is larger than a courtyard and your suburb's water restrictions allow sprinkler systems, then consider changing from hand watering. You'll save yourself loads of time and looking after your lawn becomes quick and easy.
Use a quality lawn sprinkler:
Most of the lawn grasses we grow in Australia are warm season varieties that don't do well over winter. Chances are your lawn’s looking a bit worse for wear leading into spring.
Browning is typical, as is thinning. This will have the flow-on effect of making any bare patches look worse than they actually are.
On the positive side, your lawn is about to bust back into lush, green life.
This is potentially the most challenging time of year for your lawn, with extreme heat, wind and dryness all getting thrown at it.
While you can’t do much about the weather, you can make sure your lawn is well set up to survive these trying conditions.
You can almost hear lawns and gardens, not to mention gardeners, breath a sigh of relief as evenings become cooler and days shorter.
Now’s the time to make good any damage done by Summer and, more importantly, set your lawn up for the cold times ahead.
Around most of the country, lawns hibernate through Winter, with maintenance demands very low.
The most conspicuous weed is likely to be Winter Grass. It will stand out lush and bright green. Winter Grass is best removed by hand - selective lawn weeders will not kill it. Hand removal is easy - use an old fashioned daisy grubber then throw the plants into a bucket. Dispose of them in your green waste bin.
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