April 7th, 2021 | by chilli
During the warmer months it can be a hassle working outside in the heat, so April is a great (and cooler) time to start your Autumn lawn care to ensure it’s as healthy as possible throughout Winter and well into Spring!
Your grass needs sunlight
When it starts to get cooler during the Autumn and Winter months it’s a good idea to remove all leaves and lawn clippings from your yard. Removing this debris means that your grass will get more of the sunlight and air it needs to thrive. Trees should also be trimmed back to make sure your grass is receiving as much sunlight as possible.
Mow higher & less frequently
During the cooler months, grass grows much slower which means your lawn should be mowed less frequently. If you do reach the point where your lawn needs to be mowed, the height of your mower should be raised (greater than 2.5cm) to avoid damaging your grass and potentially creating brown spots.
Aerate your lawn
Traffic across your lawn and high temperatures can increase the risk of soil compaction. This compaction often prevents lawn roots from receiving proper nutrients. However, aerating your soil either manually or by professionals will drive oxygen, water and fertiliser down to the roots, encouraging your grass to grow.
Fertilise your lawn
As previously mentioned, grass grows slower in the cooler months. However, this does not mean it needs less nutrients. Your grass will still need to be fertilised to ensure that it remains lush and thriving. If you’re looking for a great fertiliser for your lawn, we recommend our Autumn Blend Lawn Fertiliser, this blend will support, strengthen and feed your turf and soil for up to 3 months.
Lay new turf
If your yard needs a lot more than a little TLC, Autumn is a great time to start thinking about laying new turf. It’s not too hot and still provides plenty of sunshine that your new lawn will need to thrive!
If you want your yard to flourish throughout Winter and in Spring, we’d suggest getting out and working this Autumn!
October 10th, 2018 | by chilli
I think most of us can agree that spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year, especially on the East Coast of Australia. This season is often described as the rebirth, renewal, and awakening of natural flora and fauna. The days are becoming longer, the weather is getting warmer and the time we spend relishing outside grows.
With this in mind, now is the prime time we should be prepping our lawns as we slowly transition out of the dormant season. With a little bit of work, you can ensure your lawn has a great head-start for the warm summer days to come.
Give it some food!
The first tip we can give to you is feeding your lawn with a slow-releasing fertilizer. A slow releasing fertilizer is beneficial for releasing a steady amount of nutrients over 8 – 10 weeks. We recommend our spring blend lawn fertilizer which will ensure your turf stays robust and healthy for the summer season ahead.
Increase your watering schedule!
Keeping your turf hydrated will help the slow releasing fertilizer to break down. There is no point in using a good quality fertilizer if there is no water to help settle it in. For maximum absorption, we recommend using our under-lawn fertilizer alongside a regular watering schedule to achieve a lush and full look.
Let it breathe!
It’s important to open up the soil underneath your turf. High traffic areas can cause the soil to be heavily compact, therefore reducing moisture retention and nutrient absorption. A handy-tip to aerate the soil is poking your garden fork into the soil or in larger areas using spiked sandals.
Top dress your lawn!
Top dressing your lawn will give it a burst of fresh nutrients, even out any holes and make it easier for you to mow. It’s best to mow your turf before applying a quality soil or river-washed sand as it makes for a more even distribution.
Patch it up!
Even out your lawn by filling in the bare patches with new turf and replace any dead areas that arise. This will leave you with a fresh and full lawn, that’s also appealing to the eye.
Weeds must go!
Ridding your lawn of any weeds (especially bhindis) will save you from a prickly situation. Hand-picking is easy in the smaller scaled garden however in large areas it’s best to use a herbicide. Be aware that you are using the right type of herbicide for your lawn variety. If you’re unsure then please feel free to contact one of our specialists.
Prep your lawn mower!
Servicing your gardening equipment is just as important as taking care of your turf. Checking your lawn mower for any broken or overused parts will save you time and money. Sharpening your mower blades will impact the neatness and health of your turf as well as ensuring your tools are running at peak performance. Consider lowering your mowing blades to suit the season. Longer days mean increased sun exposure and lawn growth!
By following these handy tips you can ensure that your turf will be in tip-top shape for the growing season ahead. Not only that, but you can also save yourself some serious $$$ and days spent in the Australian heat fixing problems that could have been avoided.
If you have any questions or need any further tips to help prepare your turf this spring, the local and friendly team at Go Turf are happy to help! We are the biggest (and best) turf suppliers servicing the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. Give us a call on 1300 781 175. Need some turf? Get a free quote or use our online calculator to find out our competitive prices.