Growth is Starting!
The temperatures are increasing and grass growth is starting to pick up speed. Last month was a good time to get prepped for spring growth and if you haven’t started already, there’s still plenty of time so don’t stress. Things to look at from last month are checking your lawn mower, applying pre-emergent, checking your irrigation system if you have one and aerating your lawn. You can read the August blog here.
Many lawns enter spring looking a bit worse for wear. Now is a good time to consider giving your grass a bit of a going over with a rake to clear out any thatch (dead or brown grass), then applying a slow release fertiliser after a mow. Vigorous de-thatching or a full lawn renovation for Adelaide lawns should be left for a bit just yet until the soil has had a chance to warm up and the grass has actively entered it’s growing phase.
Your fertiliser will need to be watered in once applied but with the wetter winter we have had here, make sure you don’t overdo it and stick your finger into the soil to check the moisture before watering the next time. Those blustery spring winds we get here can dry things out quickly though so it always pays to check.
If your lawn is looking a bit patchy, now can be a good time to over sow with seed. This will help to thicken any bare patches and strengthen your lawn to help stop weed growth and disease. For bigger bare patches or high traffic areas, we can easily install new turf for you to get your lawn back into tip top shape.
Any effort you are able to put in now for getting your lawn healthy and growing strongly will pay off in the next few months when the summer heat hits. If you need any assistance with lawn maintenance our team is always happy to help and you are welcome to give us a call on 1300 571 154. We can offer one off services and monthly seasonal maintenance packages.
If you need any assistance with lawn maintenance our team is always happy to help and you are welcome to give us a call on 1300 571 154. We can offer one off services and monthly seasonal maintenance packages.