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Winter Maintenance Tips

fertilising lawn in spring


Autumn is the most important fertilising time of the year. Easter is the ideal time to do this as the weather is starting to cool down and your lawn may be starting to lack nutrients after summer.

A pre-winter application provides your lawn with the nutrients it needs to help it through the colder months and will improve the aesthetics. Autumn is the perfect time to lay the foundations for a beautiful lawn all through winter!

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During winter, mowing can be decreased to roughly once every 4 weeks , but you may not even have to mow until spring.

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Since the rain will be helping you out, watering can be dropped back to be only as necessary. As with all warm season lawns, Sir Walter will lose some of its colour over winter, especially in heavy frost areas, but this is quite normal and nothing to worry about.

Come spring, a sprinkle of fertiliser and a few mows will soon help it bounce back beautiful and lush.

If you have any concerns, please email through pictures and our friendly staff will be happy to give you advice to ensure your Sir Walter lawn performs its best.

Or call us on 08 8577 8826

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  • Daniel

    Have kikuyu lawn. Is there such thing as putting lime on your lawn the start of winter

    • Turf Farm

      Hi Daniel, that is a great question. Lime is most commonly used on lawn to improve soils with a pH of less than 6.0 (which is acidic) to raise it to the optimum neutral pH range. Lime can be applied at any time of year and won’t effect the growth of your kikuyu lawn; however, it is best to check the pH of your soil before applying lime – if the pH is already neutral or alkaline it would be harmful to your lawns health.

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