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Developing good year-round lawn care habits

Ensuring your lawn looks nice year-round is one of the best ways to enhance the beauty of your home. Putting in the time to care for your lawn will allow you to reap the benefits of having an ambient yard, especially when the warmer months are around and you find yourself frequenting that yard a lot. Being turf suppliers, we know how to get the most out of turf – so here are some tips on developing good year-round lawn care habits.

Summer

When it comes to caring for your lawn, the hotter months can be one of the more difficult times to do so. However, the benefits will far outweigh the costs when you can enjoy your nice lush lawn in the warm weather with friends and family. As heat, dryness, and wind can be harsh on your lawn, it’s a good option to apply a fertiliser at the beginning of summer to ensure that your lawn is well fed throughout the season.

Watering in summer will need to be more frequent. Aim to do so in the mornings as your turf will absorb the water most efficiently. Early in summer, gauge how often your lawn needs water by how dry or damp it is. Setting up a sprinkler system on a cycle will be the easiest way to ensure your lawn receives the right amount of water.

You will generally need to mow your lawn every couple of weeks in summer, but it will depend on the weather conditions in which you live. Also keep an eye out for weeds, and if you are going to use a weed killer, make sure it’s one suited to the conditions.

Autumn

The weather will start to cool down as autumn comes, and this will make your lawn easier to care for. This season is one of the most important times to fertilise your turf and get it ready for the coming winter months. Strengthening your lawn at this time of the year will enable it to resist damage from the cold weather, a time when the grass will likely become dormant.

Remember to ensure your lawn gets enough water, and that it is mowed enough to keep it looking tidy. Weeds aren’t too prevalent in autumn but keep an eye out for them just in case.

Winter

Winter is the season where you generally won’t need to fertilise your lawn, as dormancy will mean that the turf will not take up the nutrients. Lawns can become a lot dryer in winter than many people think, so be weary of this and make sure to water your grass if you think it needs it. However also keep in mind that if it feels moist or cold, then it won’t need watering just yet.

Mowing frequency will slow down quite a lot during winter and weeds will generally become dormant.

Spring

Generally in the Australian climate, lawns struggle to get through winter looking pristine the entire time, so spring is the time to repair them and bring them back to life. Fertilising your lawn at the beginning of spring with a slow release fertiliser will ensure it gets all the nutrients it needs to get back to looking lush.

Water your turf when you feel it needs it, which will usually be about once a week. As the weather starts to heat up, you will need to mow your lawn more frequently too.

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