We like this one article only because we're suckers for a good grass story plus Marg resonates with not only us at Oasis Lawns but probably plenty of frustrated gardeners with her advice i.e. just get out there and weed. Story of our lives most weekends.
Summer! Sun, Outdoors, BBQ and LAWN! It's the time of year to gather in the backyard with family and friends, enjoying a game of cricket and a few beers. So you'll need to keep your 'pitch' in tip top shape. Here's some handy tips to keep your lawn looking its best.
Try not to mow your lawn too short. Keeping a bit of length on the leaf blade will actually keep your lawn in much better shape. Keeping a bit of length on the leaf shades the soil, keeps it cooler and much less exposed to evaporation.
Did you know?
Ever wondered why your lawn looks 'white' after mowing? The answer is simple; your mower blades need sharpening! When the mower blades are blunt they tend to 'tear' the leaf blades rather than cut them. Not only do sharper mower blades give a better finish, they also make mowing easier.
Apply a good granular slow release fertiliser, which has high levels of nitrogen for good growth &andcolour, phosphorous for strong root growth and potassium for metabolism and respiration, plus all the trace elements your lawn needs to stay strong and healthy.
Apply fertiliser at the recommended rate, but in one section of the lawn in the space of roughly 1m x 1m, apply twice the amount. If in a few weeks time this area has better colour and is performing a lot better than the rest of your lawn, fertilise again at the recommended rate. Sometimes your lawn may need an extra boost, especially if there have been periods of high rainfall which can leech all of the nutrients out of your soil.
Watering deeply and infrequently will encourage stronger, deeper root growth, which will increase the drought tolerance of your lawn. For watering to be the most efficient it can be, you should apply a wetting agent to increase your soils water absorbency, especially on sandy soils, and to ensure that your soil isn't hydrophobic and repelling water.
Source Lawn Solutions Australia