SIMPLE STEPS TO A BEAUTIFUL LAWN
Creating and Maintaining a lawn that will make your neighbours jealous takes time, dedication and a little bit of your love. Follow some of our basic tips that will help you obtain that green lawn quickly, just in time for a BBQ!
Mowing your lawn:
- Mow the grass between a 3"-4" length. Don't let it get any longer.
- Don't set the mower too low. Cutting the grass too short prevents the grass' roots to develop.
- Mow your lawn when it is dry. Mowing a wet lawn can cause issues/disease that will be difficult to rectify.
- Maintain your mower, ensuring the blade is nice and sharp.
- Use your mower in "mulch" mode. Keeping the clippings in the lawn will give it the nutrients it needs.
Watering your lawn:
- Keep your lawn watered on a regular basis to ensure the soil is kept moist.
- When watering, ensure to soak it so that water penetrates the soil and not just the surface.
- Do not over water the lawn and do not water when it is not needed. (when soil is already moist).
- Water the lawn in the early morning.
- Do not water in the evening.
Fertilizing your lawn:
- Use a compost to improve your soil - It can be applied any time.
- Use a fertilizer which has the three major nutrients needed; Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus.
- Use a slow release fertilizer before seeding and a fast release fertilizer after seeds have germinated.
- You can fertilize any time of the year, just ensure you are using one created for that season.
Aerate your lawn:
- Aerate your lawn a couple of times per year. Once in late spring and once in early fall. This will allow good air and water flow to the soil.
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