How to have the BEST lawn in your street

Would you like to have the best looking lawn in your street? Well, with a little attention and nurture, you can! Here are some secrets that will help you get your grass looking kick arse…

1. Mow your lawn frequently, keeping the grass cut to the recommended height for your type of grass

2. Water immediately after mowing for half an hour

3. Change the direction you mow your lawn each time. One week, mow in a east-west direction and the next week, mow in a north-south direction

Laying down the lawn

The days are getting a little cooler and a little shorter, but I bet your lawn is still growing. Autumn is an important time for your lawn and lots of things can happen that you probably didn’t know! From grubs and slugs to poor drainage.

Now is the best time to get your lawn in condition for the coming winter. Generally, if you have your lawn in great condition by Easter then you will find it will survive much better during the winter time. Now is the time to get fertilising and watering.. it is important!

With a lot of rain the drainage in your lawn can be reduced. Try to water the lawn in the morning so that the grass will dry before the temperature drops in the evening.

It is best to mow your lawn regularly than cutting it too short which can make it grow faster. Remember mowing the lawn when it is saturated with water will compact the soil so the roots can’t breathe.. the grass can die and you’ll notice bald spots in your lawn.

A healthy lawn makes the ideal children’s play area, or a delightful green space for entertaining.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know winter is actually a good time to transplant your plants? Because most plants are dormant at this time of year, planting and transferring them can cause less stress. Be careful of those plants that are not frost friendly though.. it can be harder for them to survive.

WINTER TIP – Removing weeds

During winter, weeds take advantage of the lawn’s weakened state to fill every possible gap. Now is the time to control weeds and fertilise your winter grass!