Winter has Arrived
Winter has arrived and so has the gorgeous autumn weather we were enjoying. As we find ourselves rummaging through our wardrobes for warmer attire, it’s essential to pay attention to our lawns as well. With the recent rainfall, our gardens have had a good wetting, but we must also consider the impact of fallen leaves and the challenges posed by weeds during this season. In this blog post, we’ll explore some practical tips and advice for your winter lawn care routine while ensuring a healthy and vibrant lawn come springtime.
With the recent wind and stormy weather, our lawns often become blanketed in a fresh coat of dead leaves. While it may seem picturesque, too many leaves can prevent sunlight from reaching the grass, leading to fungal diseases and pests. To maintain a healthy lawn, it’s advisable to rake up the fallen leaves and dispose of them in the compost or green bin.
While our lawns may hibernate, weeds tend to persist throughout the winter months. Vigilance is key to preventing them from taking over. Hand weeding is one effective option, or you can opt for selective herbicides. However, refrain from applying fertilizers during winter, as the grass isn’t able to utilise the nutrients as effectively in the colder weather.
In frost-prone areas, you may notice your lawn losing some of its green vigour. To counteract this, products such as Colourguard Plus can be used. This liquid fertiliser, blended with a natural pigment, instantly revives the green colour of your lawn and provides protection for up to three months, allowing your lawn to brave the winter in style.
Certain turf varieties become dormant during winter, reducing the need for frequent mowing. However, if your lawn requires a trim, remember to adjust the mower height to avoid damaging the grass blades excessively. Cutting the grass too short during this time can make it susceptible to diseases. Additionally, consider servicing your mower and sharpening its blades in preparation for spring, especially if it won’t be used often during winter.
Contrary to popular belief, winter can actually be an excellent time to lay new turf. The cooler months offer advantages, including reduced water requirements during establishment and less time spent on mowing until spring. By investing in your dream lawn during winter, you’ll have a head start when the warmer summer months arrive. For further information on laying new turf, our knowledgeable team is always ready to assist you.
At Instant Lawn Adelaide, we understand the importance of a well-maintained lawn throughout the seasons. As winter settles in, it’s crucial to adapt our lawn care practices to suit the changing needs of our green spaces. From raking fallen leaves and adjusting mowing heights to combating winter weeds and reviving frost-damaged lawns, our comprehensive range of services, including new turf laying and the Lawn Care Program, ensures that your lawn remains in impeccable condition year-round. Feel free to reach out to us for more information and personalised assistance. We can also 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.