Your lawn will tell you it needs watering
- Wilting or losing colour?
- Stays flat when walked on rather than springing back?
- All dry and crunchy and taking on a light brown colour?
It needs a drink!!
One thing experts agree on is that deeper watering a few times a week is the way to go rather than daily shallow watering. This encourages a healthy lawn with a good root system.
Easy test: water the lawn area for 1/2 hour. Use a screwdriver pushing it into the soil. It should go in about 250mm. If not, then the water has not soaked into the soil enough. (Unless you have very sandy soil in which case the water is possibly draining away too quickly!)
For a good soaking: there are many different types of watering systems.
You may already have a sprinkler system in place, you need to make sure it’s working and the dog hasn’t chewed the sprinklers.
If you don’t have a working sprinkler system, or you are renting, the basics work just as well – a garden hose, sprinkler and a timer is all you need.
Now is the time to fertilise
Heavy rains in the Wet season have washed away nutrients in the soil. Fertilising helps lawns, trees and plants to replace micronutrients. Even a soil conditioner applied with the fertilizer is a good idea for a longer lasting benefit.
- The weeds have not stopped growing. Healthy lawns make it harder for them to germinate. So fertilizing helps to maintain a healthy lawn.
- Stressed undernourished lawns are also prone to damage by beetles and grubs which feed on the roots.
If you need any assistance with any of the above, we are more than happy to help, just call.
KEVIN & JACQUI
0467 0467 85