Caring for your lawn across all four seasons
If you care about the appearance of your home, your lawn is no doubt high up on your list. One of the best ways to create a home that stands out with its outdoor attractiveness is through some lush turf. In order to keep this lawn fresh, you must develop some good habits in caring for it. So if you’re after a year-round lawn solution, read on.
Summer is one of the most difficult times of the year to care for your lawn, generally. The hotter months are when your turf will grow quite fast as well as require a lot of water. At the beginning of summer, it’s a smart option to apply fertiliser, keeping it well fed throughout the season and safe from the dry, hot wind.
Also depending on the heat, you should gauge early on in the season how dry your lawn gets and how often it needs watering. The best option is to set up a sprinkler system on a cycle. It will be worth putting in the time to make your lawn look lush, as you’ll likely spend a lot of time out there with family and friends in summer.
It’s imperative you’re in control of your lawn during autumn as winter is just around the corner, and that’s when things will get tricky. While the cooler weather means your lawn doesn’t require as much maintenance in terms of watering and mowing, there are certain measures you should take to make it strong enough to last the winter.
Fertilising your lawn in autumn is key, giving it enough strength to last the winter. It’s also quite important to aerate your lawn in autumn so your grass can breathe. This can be done with a large garden fork or spiked sandals.
Most lawns will become dormant in winter, so will require little maintenance. You won’t need to mow your lawn very often but keep an eye on it as the odd warm day may make it grow more.
Also, keep an eye on the moisture of your turf, as it can become dry. If this is the case, a light watering will suffice and the cooler weather should keep it well fed for a while.
After dormancy throughout winter, your lawn will need some extra care to be brought back to lushness. At the beginning of spring, check to see if your lawn has become compacted at all and will require aerating. After this you should feed your grass with a slow release fertiliser and then water it, ensuring it has the adequate nutrients to be brought back to life.
As the weather heats up, the frequency at which you should mow and water your lawn will increase, so be aware of this.
At J&B Buffalo Turf, we supply the best quality turf and turf supplies across Sydney. If you have any questions regarding lawn care or you’re interested in some new turf, feel free to give us a call today on 1800 668 786!