If you put a lot of effort into keeping your lawn looking nice in summer, now is not the time to ignore it. Even in winter, your lawn needs attention, particularly if you have a warm season grass, like Eureka Kikuyu, or Sir Walter DNA Certified. Warm season grass thrives in warm weather but stops growing during winter.
There are ways to protect your lawn so it stays in good condition. Here are some of them!
Raise mower height
Turf grass grows slower in winter, so increase your mower height. This reduces the chances of scalping and allows for better photosynthesis. We suggest you cut your grass no lower than 2.5 cm. Once summer comes knocking, take your mower down to where it previously was.
Remember to fertilise
One common mistake homeowners make is ignoring their lawn during winter. This makes for more work during warmer months. Applying fertiliser provides much-needed nutrients and helps ensure your lawn stays lush next season. Make sure to spread the fertiliser evenly and follow up with watering. Look for a fertiliser that has a good mix of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Our Lawn Solutions Premium Fertiliser can treat up to 500m² of lawn and works well with different types of lawn grass, such as Buffalo, Kikuyu, and Sir Walter DNA Certified.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to water your grass as much during winter. When air and soil temperature drop, excess water can cause your instant turf to rot and may even cause plant diseases as well. Water your lawn in winter only if needed.
Use a natural lawn pigment
The cold and bleak days of winter can dull your lawn. If you want to add a little colour to your instant turf, consider using a natural lawn pigment like ColourGuard. ColourGuard can bring your lawn back to life and can be used all-year round. Formulated with turf-friendly ingredients, ColourGuard will not harm the health or growth of the turf. Your lawn will look as green as it did in the summer.
Following these tips can help ensure a healthy lawn even during. Lilydale Instant Lawn is Melbourne's leading turf supplier. With over 30 years of expertise, we offer a wide range of instant turf grasses and lawn solutions that cater to all your residential, commercial, and trade needs. To learn more about our products and services, call 03 9730 1128.