It’s time to get the lawn in order
IF YOUR lawn is looking a little winter weary then spring is a fantastic opportunity to bring it back to its lush green best. Here are simple spring lawn care steps you can make to take your lawn from drab to fab.
◗ REPAIR THE BARE PATCHES: Weeds are opportunistic and will quickly invade bare patches in the lawn if you don’t repair them. Early spring is a great time for lawn repair as new grass seedlings will be able to become established before the hot weather arrives. Remove dead grass and gently cultivate and loosen the soil in the bare patch. Mix lawn seed with fertiliser. Water the patch regularly while the new grass establishes itself.
◗ FEEDING: It takes energy for lawns to grow the thick, deep green grass that is beautiful to walk and play on and helps create a fantastic looking front and backyard. We also mow lawns constantly throughout the warmer seasons, which removes lots of nutrients from the soil. Regular feeding with an organic-based lawn food helps improve the organic matter content of the soil.
◗ GRUB CONTROL: Curl grubs are common pests of lawns during spring. They are creamy white or grey grubs, about 2-3cm long with a brown head and a dark grey to black bottom. When disturbed they curl into a C-shape. They damage the lawn by eating the roots just below the soil surface. Curl grubs are the larvae of beetles like African black beetle, which are small, shiny black beetles around 1.5cm long. An application of easy to use hose-on insect control will control the adult African black beetles and any young curl grubs that may have already hatched, helping to break the life cycle and protect the lawn from damage.
◗ Spring is the perfect time to patch up your lawn.