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How to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

Spring is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to get your lawn in perfect shape for when the warmer months arrive. Giving your lawn the care and attention it needs now will really help it thrive when spring arrives!

Here are some of the best ways to get your lawn care in order for spring.

 

Take control of weeds

While you may associate weeds such as bindiis with the summer, they actually begin to germinate in the winter. For this reason, it is essential to get on top of them during winter, before they come into full force in the spring and summer.

If you’ve just got a few weeds here and there, you can simply remove them by hand without too much fuss. If your lawn has been completely overrun however, you’ll want to invest in a good quality selective herbicide that’s designed to specifically target weeds.

 

Aerate your lawn

Aerating your lawn is one of the best things you can do moving into spring. It helps increase the amount of air, water and nutrients that can flow through the soil, and is especially useful to do in high-traffic areas. Aerating the soil right in time for spring will help protect these areas for when the lawn becomes well-used during the warmer months.

You can aerate the lawn simply using a pitchfork, or a lawn aerator for larger surface areas.

 

Lawn aeration

 

Add nutrients by fertilising

Fertilising your lawn will help to speed up its growth as the weather warms. It will also help to protect your lawn from the stress it will endure from foot traffic and heavy use in the spring and summer.

We recommend getting on top of weeds before fertilising to truly protect the health of your lawn. You only need to fertilise lightly this time of year, as the boost in temperature will be what really kicks your lawn back into health.

 

Ease off the watering

The end of winter often comes with a lot of rainfall, so your lawn usually won’t need much extra water. If it’s dry, you’re welcome to top it up yourself, but don’t overdo it. Your lawn will inevitably not be able to get as much water as it wants over spring and summer, so it’s better to gently decrease how much it’s getting overtime.

 

Fix up bare patches

If your lawn has had a particularly difficult winter, it may be looking quite bare and patchy. Apply seed to areas that need a little extra encouragement to fill in the damaged areas. If you’re seeding, make sure any herbicides you’re using are selective, as using a non-selective product will prevent these new seeds from blooming.

For more advice on preparing your lawn for spring, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Rivers Edge Turf on 02 4579 9009 and we’ll be happy to help!

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