Why is autumn the best time to repair your lawn?
HELP YOUR TURF RECOVER FROM THE HARSH WA SUMMER & GET READY TO BATTLE THE WINTER ELEMENTS!
The most stressful time of year for our lawns is summer. With possible droughts, insects, fungus and weeds all looming, the moderate daytime temperatures and cool nights of autumn provide the ideal conditions to get your turf back on track.
The cooler months also pose a threat to the health of your lawn, which is why autumn is also the best time to prepare your lawn in order to avoid potential dormancy and desiccation throughout winter.
Joondalup Turf Farm has over 20 years of experience in the turf industry and can provide complimentary lawn care plans for each of our clients.
For the moment, if you’re just looking for some quick lawn tips specifically for the autumn season, continue reading below:
AUTUMN LAWN TIPS
Regular mowing and keeping your mower at the right height is up there with the most vital things to do to keep your lawn healthy. If your lawn is cut too short, the grass roots can burn if they come into contact with the hot sun. This will cause dead patches resulting in a higher susceptibility to weeds.
Keeping your lawn slightly longer throughout the cooler months better equips it for photosynthesis and weed suppression. If you choose to have a longer lawn, you’ll obviously need to mow less frequently, making this time of year ideal to maintain your mower. This involves replacing the spark plugs, sharpening the blades and using clean fuel.
REMOVE AUTUMN LEAVES
The leaves that land on your lawn during autumn can create a blanket that smothers it and provides a shelter for unwanted pests. Endeavour to remove those autumn leaves as regularly as possible.
AERATE YOUR SOIL
Another important part of lawn maintenance is remembering to aerate your soil. This is especially vital after the hot and dry summer months as this can compact your soil and put stress on your lawn. Using a fork spoke to penetrate your turf will improve drainage and allow for air and rain to enter the soil giving it better root growth.
REMOVE PESTS QUICKLY
One thing to keep an eye out for throughout autumn is lawn grub! Lawn grub consists of armyworm, cutworm and sod webworms and causes major damage to your patch of paradise. Get onto these immediately with some grub control. If you need some specific information about what kind of products to use or the brand we recommend, feel free to contact Joondalup Turf Farm.
FEED YOUR LAWN
Choosing to fertilise your lawn in autumn encourages strong root development, a beautiful winter colour, as well as overall good health and vigour. It is best to take action in March or April specifically, depending on your exact location as the cooler your region is, the earlier you should begin. It’s ideal that your lawn is in peak condition by Easter, otherwise it’s getting slightly too late to adequately feed your lawn for prime conditions.
WE’RE YOUR LAWN CARE PERTH-BASED SPECIALISTS!
Joondalup Turf Farm can assist you with every aspect of selecting, installing and maintaining your lawn. We take pride in offering the best grass varieties in Perth for our unique climatic conditions, whether you’re closer to the coast or the hills.
We’re open 7 days a week with delivery available throughout the Perth metropolitan area. Alternatively, you can simply call ahead and our team can have your order ready for collection in just one hour.April 06, 2023