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With spring in the air, we recommend doing a few simple spring lawn care activities to ensure your grass will grow at its healthiest throughout the warmer months.
When is the best time to fertilize my lawn?
It is tempting to throw fertilizer down as soon as spring starts, but it is best to wait until the temperatures rise and ensure the lawn is actively growing first, that way your lawn will absorb all nutrients provided and allow the fertilizer to work to its full potential. Soil temperatures are very important as the microbes are active to convert the fertilizer into food for your lawn above 14 degrees. In Tamworth generally from end of September is a great time to fertilize your lawn. In cooler areas like Armidale and Glen Innes its best to wait till end of October to apply fertilizer.
The New Lawn Turf stock Lawn Solutions Premium Fertilizer this has a combination of fast and slow-release granules that contain a balanced ratio of nutrients your lawn needs to thrive. The fertilizer is suitable for all lawn types. This Fertilizer is a proven performer and it’s a premium product.
The Lawn Solutions Fertilizer is supplied in either 4kg or 10kg buckets,
4kg Lawn Solutions Premium Fertilizer
10kg Lawn Solutions Premium Fertilizer
Checking your mower blades
Another spring lawn care activity is to ensure your mower blades are nice and sharp which will help your grass look great after mowing and keep a healthy lawn.
We recommend checking to ensure they are in good shape or need sharpening. To check your mower, tilt your lawn mower up with the front wheels pointing upwards and the handle flat to the ground or bench. This ensures no oil flows where it shouldn’t.
The blades will need to be replaced if they have any cracks, bends, extremely thin blades or even holes in the blade fin. If there is still plenty of meat on your blades and they are in correct shape, they may just simply need sharpening.
For most people, the easiest fix is to have your mower blades looked at by a professional. It can be a good idea to undertake a mower service every 12 months or so, leaving your mower ready to go when you need it during the warmer months.
Click the link on how to service your lawn mower Video Link
Mowing regularly – the 1/3 rule
This one-third rule relates to the leaf length that you should limit yourself to taking off at each mow. The reason behind it is to lessen the grass’ stress during the mowing process. Removing only one-third of the leaf during a mowing event will limit the amount of photosynthesizing material removed and allow the plan to maintain reasonable growth by minimizing this stress among others.
Do I need to aerate my lawn?
Aerating your soil will increase the amount of air, water and nutrients it receives. This strengthens grass roots and helps create a healthier lawn. Aeration decreases thatch and compaction and should be carried out annual in high traffic areas and on harder lawns. Lawns with poorer soil can benefit from aeration too.
New Lawn Turf recommend that you hire an aerator from your local hire company. Kennards hire are great for hiring small turf renovating equipment. For small areas New Lawn Turf supplies Lawn Aerator Sandals to make it easier.