Each season calls for different lawn care
Once your instant lawn has been established, follows these seasonal lawn care instructions to keep it green, lush and healthy. Of course, different lawn types require slightly different care, so if you’re ever unsure just give us a call and we’ll help you out.
To bounce your lawn out of winter in September apply a complete fertiliser high in nitrogen to get your lawn out of hibernation. Note: Sir Walter loves chicken manure. Mow your lawn low to get rid of frost damage and encourage new vigorous growth.
Note: your lawn will not start to grow until ground temperature reaches 15 degrees. This is also the time of year to watch for any damage from insects and disease. Sir Walter is resistant to disease and pest attacks, but if you are concerned give us a call.
After vigorous growth during spring your lawn needs another application of complete fertiliser. Regular mowing and watering will ensure your lawn looks the best.
Sir Walter loves our hot summers and has plenty of vigorous growth over this time. Now is the best time to start feeding and preparing your lawn for the coming winter months. The optimum time to do this is two applications of fertiliser: one in March and one in April/May (before the weather gets cold). A fertiliser high in potassium will give your lawn protection going into the cold winter months. Potassium increases plant cell health and structure. Mow a little higher to give your lawn protection against frosts.
All warm season grasses will have slow growth or go into hibernation depending on the severity of frost and cold temperature. Your lawn may be protected by trees, buildings and gardens and you may not see much colour loss over this time, or alternatively if you live in a frosty area after several frosts your lawn will begin to lose colour. By setting your mower a couple of cm higher in the winter months you will help reduce stress to your lawn.