Avoid scalping your lawn if you’ve let it get away over winter. Try and take the leaf-height down progressively over a few mows. Wait until you’ve got good growth for any scalping or scarifying.
Keeping a regular lawn mowing schedule will help keep your lawn healthy and looking its best. Below are our tips for the best mowing methods.
Mow at the right height for your grass type
Below is a rough guide for the correct mowing heights for the major different varieties of lawn grass:
Lawn Mowing Height
Sir Walter DNA Certified Grass
Nullarbor Couch Grass
Eureka Kikuyu Premium VG and Eureka Kikuyu Grass
Don’t mow your lawn too short or cut too much lawn off at once.
Don’t mow your lawn too short, as this can put your lawn under extreme stress and is an open invitation for weeds to set seed and spread. Avoid cutting off drastic amounts from your lawn. Cutting off more then one third off the leaf can cause damage to your lawn.
Mow your lawn regularly
Avoid long periods between mows – regular mowing is best.
Keep your lawn mower blades sharp
Keep your mower well maintained; sharp blades are crucial for a good cut. Blunt blades tend to tear, rather than cut the lawn which can encourage disease and cause damage to your lawn.
One of the healthiest things you can do for a spring lawn is to aerate. Aeration is recommended for decreasing thatch as well as compaction. It helps increase the amount of air, water and nutrients getting to the soil, which strengthens grass roots and help create a healthier lawn.
Aeration should be carried out annually in high traffic areas and hard lawns or those with poorer soil can benefit enormously from aeration.
Aeration properly done however, can be hard work on some soil types. A garden fork is best for this kind of work and sometimes better is the lawn contractor who can carry out a full aeration service with specialist equipment.
Fertilising your lawn is a vital all year process to ensure a green and healthy lawn for years to come.
Most turf varieties only need to be fertilised every three months. This will ensure your turf has enough nutrients to keep it strong and healthy. Please check our lawn variety page for specific fertilising programs for your lawn.
Lilydale Instant Lawn recommends the Lawn Solutions Fertiliser which is suitable for Sir Walter Buffalo, Nullarbor Couch and all our Eureka Kikuyu varieties
Most types of grasses grow slowly in winter, giving weeds the opportunity to grow strongly. If you only have a few weeds, dig them out with a hand weeder or for more severe weed problems use Sir Walter Weed Control or Lawn Lovers Weed Control; these product are safe to use on your lawn.
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