Seasonal Lawn Care
Seasonal Lawn Care
Each season calls for different lawn care
Once your instant lawn has been established, follow these seasonal lawn care instructions to keep it green, lush and healthy. Of course, different lawn types require slightly different care, so if you’re ever unsure just give us a call and we’ll help you out.
The start of the growing season gives you the opportunity to fix any problems you noticed develop over winter and prepare your lawn for the warm weather ahead.
To bounce your lawn out of winter, in September apply a complete fertiliser high in nitrogen to get your lawn out of hibernation. Note: Sir Walter loves chicken manure. Start your regular lawn care regime again and once temperatures rise, mow your lawn low to get rid of frost damage and encourage new vigorous growth.
Note: your lawn will not start to grow until ground temperature reaches 15 degrees. This is also the time of year to watch for any damage from insects and disease. Sir Walter is resistant to disease and pest attacks, but if you are concerned give us a call.
Water, water, water – an essential to any summer lawn! Heat related issues are common at this time of year and are nearly always fixed with a top up deep watering.
The cold is coming and your lawn needs preparation! Fertilising is the most important part of your lawn care regime at this time of year.
The optimum time to do this is with two applications: one in March and one in April/May (before the weather gets cold). A fertiliser high in potassium will give your lawn protection going into the cold winter months. Potassium increases plant cell health and structure. Mow a little higher to give your lawn protection against frosts.
All warm season grasses will have slow growth or go into hibernation depending on the severity of frost and cold temperature.
Your lawn may be protected by trees, buildings and gardens and it is possible you may not see much colour loss over this time. However, if you live in a frosty area, after several frosts your lawn will begin to lose colour. By setting your mower a couple of cm higher in the winter months you will help reduce stress to your lawn.