What’s the first thing that people see when they walk or drive past your home? It’s your lawn of course. First impressions always last, and it’s important that you make an impact. The state of your lawn could be the difference between a winning reputation and one that’s not so crash hot. Let’s take a look at some lawn care tips for a turf that’s to die for.
Regular mowing is quite important for the health of your lawn, as well as its appearance. When you mow often, you help to reduce the build-up of thatch and allow water to get to the roots with ease. This means that your turf looks great, and won’t spread too fast. Also, regular mowing helps to keep those pesky weeds down. A tidy and trim lawn just looks better than an overgrown one!
Keep it Fertilised
Your lawn is a living organism and sometimes it needs a bit of a boost. This is especially true of the increasingly popular imported turfs. This is due to Australian soil not having the right nutrients for some grasses to flourish.
Make sure that your lawn gets all the food it needs by fertilising it.
Weeds and Pests
Unfortunately, your lawn is the perfect place for ugly weeds and pesky pests to grow. If you leave these untreated, your lawn can deteriorate and end up looking sick and sorry. So keep a close eye on your turf, pull up those intruders by the root of the weed, and get rid of any pests the minute you spot them.
A Brief Word about Water
It’s a no-brainer that your lawn needs to get watered. We don’t think you don’t know this! But do you know how much water your turf needs?
A liberal soaking might be doing more harm than good. The amount of water you need in winter will vary from in summer.
Keep an eye on your lawn. If it looks too dry then you’ll know you need to increase the amount of water you give it.
Light is life when it comes to any plant and especially for your lawn. The sunlight helps your grass to turn the nutrients in your soil into the building blocks of life.
A lack of sunlight can spell disaster for your lawn. The amount of light your lawn needs will vary from turf to turf. For example, a Couch, Kikuyu or Queensland Blue lawn needs direct sunlight all day every day. A Zoysia or Soft Leaf Buffalo would enjoy some shade. If your lawn is looking a bit forlorn, consider pruning your trees and shrubs to make way for some more sunlight.
CT Lawns are Brisbane’s lawn care and installation experts. If you have a question about caring for your lawn that’s not covered in this blog, we’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to give us a call.