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How Often Should I Fertilise My Lawn?

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:

  1. 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 fertiliser will not be as effective at giving your lawn the kick-start it needs.
  2. Use a slow-release fertiliser. This allows your grass to continually get the nutrients it needs throughout the growing season.
  3. Once you’ve applied the first coating, follow up every 6-8 weeks with additional fertiliser.
  4. Finish off the year with the last fertilisation being just after the first frost. Just because the weather is getting colder, doesn’t mean that the grass isn’t still growing. This is one of the most important times to ensure a healthy green lawn when the next Spring comes around.
  5. Make sure that the fertiliser you are using is meant for lawns. Fertilisers come in many forms for different plants. You can burn or destroy your lawn by using the wrong fertiliser.

Of course, to have an optimal lawn, you also need to take into consideration things other than just lawn fertiliser.

Trim your lawn regularly

Make sure that you are trimming your lawn on a regular basis so that it continues to grow. Typically, this means mowing it every 1-2 weeks, depending on the season. You don’t want to cut it too short as it will stunt the growth and having it mowed when it is already too long can cause just as much damage.

Mowing lawn

Give it the water it needs

You also need to ensure that you are watering your lawn on a schedule. Water can be a vital component in lawn care, especially during hot summer months when the grass needs that much more moisture to survive. In terms of watering, it is more important to water deeply and less frequently than to water it every day for a few minutes. The deeper, longer watering times ensures that the roots take well and grow deeply giving the grass stronger roots and the ability to tap into moisture further in the soil.

Call the experts

For more tips and information on how to care for your lawn, our team at Rivers Edge Turf would love to help. We can answer any questions you may have, or help you decide which grass is optimal for you. Visit us today at our Sydney location and see how we can help you.

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