Summer is here and your new lawn will be growing rapidly, using water and absorbing nutrients.
Lawns take around 12 full months to establish a good strong root system and become drought tolerant.
During this first twelve months of your lawns life, it will need a little more TLC. The root system is shallow and will dry out much faster in the heat than an established lawn.
Lookout for a greyish colour with a limp leaf, this is the first sign of dehydration. If you walk across your lawn and can see the imprint of your footsteps, it is time to give your lawn a drink. To stimulate root growth, give a deep soak once per week and during hot weather and top up with one, two or more (if your lawn is newer) shorter watering’s. Give your lawn a deep soak when any concerning areas arise and if they perk up, then you know it is a watering issue.
7 tips if your lawn is looking a little flat…
- Deep soak to top up water stores
- Keep up regular watering’s during hot weather
- Check your watering system is working and is watering evenly across your lawn
- Top dress any problem areas, this will help retain moisture
- Water in the cool of the day to avoid evaporation
- Fertilise only when weather is forecast for under 30 degrees
- Regular mowing is essential, however lift your mower a notch or two and leave the leaf blade a little longer in hot weather