When it comes to lawn maintenance – timing can be everything!! So we’ve put together a handy seasonal lawn maintenance guide to help you plan your lawn care. We all know that Australian Seasons can be harsh on turf, but give your lawn some extra attention through the year, and you will be rewarded with healthy, resilient grass that will last through the seasons.
This calendar is only a guide, and does not take into account regional or seasonal weather variations. Keep track of your local seasonal changes and always monitor your lawn’s condition for any signs that your turf may need some extra care! Reach out to us if you have any specific questions: www.lawndoctor.com.au
Spring brings with it a time of growth and regeneration. A healthy lawn will compliment your colourful spring garden! It’s the perfect time to get to work to prepare your garden for the hot summer to come with plenty of food and nutrients.
A lush green lawn in the summer makes spending time outside even more enjoyable. In Australia, we have hot dry summers, so we need to remember to keep the moisture up to help our lawns stay healthy. If dry patch occurs apply a liquid wetting agent. Liquid wetting agents work very quickly, however you also need to do your retic audit. Wetting agents can burn the lawn if enough water is not applied immediately to water them in.
Autumn is a very important time of the year for lawn upkeep. Your grass is starting to slow it’s growth down to prepare for the cooler months. Now is also the time to start preventing winter weeds and pests. Remove shade sails and prune back trees in preparation for the shorter days and less sunlight. Remember lawn needs at least 4 to 5 hours of sunlight to do well.
If you have looked after your lawn through autumn, then winter tends to be a quiet time for lawn maintenance. Because of this, it’s a great time to plan lawn improvements for the spring!