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Lawn Care

5 Environmental Benefits of Laying Turf
When we think of turf, we don’t often consider the environmental benefits of it. Typically, we are more bombarded with how it isn’t good for the environment and that it utilises water and energy that could be better put to use. As true as this can be, there are actually quite a few benefits to having that lush green lawn outside your home. 1. Retaining topsoil Globally, we are losing topsoil at an alarming rate. Over-farming, tilling the land, erosion and more is taking away the topsoil that we need to survive. By having lawns and turf planted, we ensure[...]
How Often Should I Fertilise My Lawn?
A green lawn doesn’t just look good, it’s a key component in having great curb appeal. Knowing how to take care of your lawn ensures its longevity and overall health. One of the most important aspects of lawn care is making sure that your lawn regularly gets all the nutrients and water it needs. This means knowing the best time to apply lawn fertiliser. Here are a few tips for a happy, healthy lawn: Apply the first dose of lawn fertiliser in early spring when the temperatures are above 10 -15 degrees. If it is laid before this time the[...]
How to Winter-Proof Your Lawn
Winter can be a tough time for your lawn, especially for those who live in colder climates. Frosts, icy winds, shorter days and colder nights can leave grass looking pale and tired. The best way to keep your lawn alive and thriving during winter is to prepare. Autumn is the perfect time to take a few simple steps that will go a long way to keep your lawn happy and healthy. Collect leaves and debris Over autumn, your lawn may become littered with leaves from deciduous trees. It’s important to address this quickly, as fallen leaves can shade your lawn,[...]
7 Reasons Why Your Lawn Colour Has Changed
Anyone who takes pride in their garden knows the frustration of a yellowing lawn. Kikuyu grass is a beautiful and popular variety that has a particular reputation for losing its lush, green colour when exposed to the wrong elements. This can leave even the most experienced lawn-carers tearing their hair out and re-evaluating their whole system of maintenance. So, why does Kikuyu grass go yellow? There are a few simple reasons why Kikuyu or any type of grass can go yellow. Thankfully, they’re usually relatively easy to address so you can get your lawn looking green in no time.  [...]
How To Bring Your Lawn Back To Life After A Hot Summer
A hot summer is guaranteed to wreak havoc on your lawn. With water restrictions, scorching temperatures and dry air, it’s no wonder that our grass ends up looking a little worse for wear. Here are some of our top tips to get your lawn looking green, lush and healthy in no time.   Get Back To Watering It comes as no surprise that one of the best ways to bring your lawn back to life after a drought is to get back to regular watering. Make sure to pay attention to any water restrictions that are in place and follow[...]
Irrigation Installation – Why Hiring An Expert Might Avoid Costly Mistakes
Whether you’re in the middle of a drought or the rainy season, irrigation can be a lifesaver for your lawn – literally. Most of the time, your lawn supplier can design and install an effective and long-lasting irrigation system. Other times, companies will prefer that you work with professional landscapers. When you decide to DIY anything, you’re on a steep learning curve unless you already have some skills for the job. While installing irrigation without assistance from your local lawn supplier may seem like the most cost-effective option at the time, it may not be the best choice in the[...]
Avoid Overexposure In Your Garden By Choosing The Right Type Of Plants
Gardening is a wonderful, creative and fulfilling hobby, but it can also be confusing if you don’t know where to start. There will always be the ‘hot’ plants of the season but these won’t necessarily work in your garden. If you’re a beginner gardener or just need a refresher, here are some simple tips to help avoid overexposure in your garden. 1.    Start slow. Perhaps you’ve just moved into a new house or are thinking of picking up gardening as a hobby. Either way, be slow to purchase your first plants. Spending a solid year watching how your garden changes[...]
Planting Trees In Your Garden Can Save You Hundreds On Your Electricity Bills – Here’s How!
We all know the benefits of planting a tree can have on our planet. Have you ever considered the benefit it may have on you personally? How about your bank account? Planting trees in your garden can have a remarkable effect on the energy bills we get every few months. Here’s how: Summer, winter and in-between there are a few different ways bushes and trees can be of great benefit to those energy bills. And the bonus… you’ll be contributing to saving the planet as well. Trees help to modify local climate by lowering air temperature, increasing humidity, influencing wind[...]
How To Know When To Dethatch Kikuyu Grass
Grass, it’s green, most of the time, it’s beautiful underfoot and makes the yard look great… if we look after it. Kikuyu is one of the varieties of grass that can develop a thick thatch layer if you’re unsure about how to care for it properly. It’s getting close to summer and you may need some tips to ensure your lawn is green and lush for the entire summer. Thatch is the layer of organic matter between the root system below and the aboveground shoot. Some thatch is natural and good for a lawn, too much can bring problems with[...]
How To Repair And Prevent A “Scalped” Lawn – 3 Simple Steps
You’ll know the lawn has been scalped if after mowing there are brown, sheared looking or scaled patches in your lawn.  Grass needs the green blade to soak up the sunlight in order to photosynthesise (turn sunlight into food) and grow. When the lawn is scalped it means that the grass no longer has the ability to make its own food and may need help to repair itself. So, you’ve been a little too happy and pulled the lawnmower out and gone straight at your lawn without checking the blades. Now your back yard looks like a kid who took[...]

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