The short answer: Absolutely! In fact, autumn is probably the most important fertiliser application for the year. Here’s why…
Get your lawn winter ready.
If you have a warm-season turf variety like Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo, TifTuf Bermuda, Eureka Premium Kikuyu VG, you can expect your lawn to grow more slowly as temperatures decrease over the coming months. Less sunlight and photosynthesis means less energy production, which makes your lawn less resilient to stress. If your lawn is unhealthy and nutrient-poor going into winter, it will be very susceptible to winter weeds, compaction, shade, and frost.
We recommend applying a balanced fertiliser with micro-nutrients and trace elements to replace some of the important elements that may have been lost over summer. A slow-release granular fertiliser like Lawn Solutions Fertiliser will provide your lawn with nutrients for up to 12 weeks as it gradually breaks down.
But don’t just fertilise!
Now is also the time to apply a pre-emergent herbicide to target weeds before they even appear. Pre-emergent herbicides target weed seeds before they take hold by forming a natural barrier that interferes with germination, preventing seedlings from forming.
Lawn Solutions Oxafert Herbicide & Fertiliser controls many of the annual grasses and broad-leaf weeds that can plague warm-season turf, killing those stubborn winter weeds before they appear. Meanwhile, the fertiliser component provides essential nutrients to help keep your lawn looking green and healthy.
While the fertiliser component of Oxafert can give your lawn a quick boost, it won’t provide all the nutrition it needs to make it through winter. To keep your lawn happy and healthy through the colder months, you should complement your Oxafert application with a regular seasonal fertiliser such as Lawn Solutions Fertiliser