Synthetic granular fertilisers like Bunnings Aussie Green Lawn
Fertiliser are chemical fertilisers which contain a mix of major and trace elements and are easy to apply, fast to green up the grass but are not great for the long term health of your soil.
Combination fertilisers like Munns Golf Course Green lawn fertiliser combine both organic and synthetic fertiliser ingredients in one product.
Slow release lawn foods include products like Scotts Lawn Builder, a granular fertiliser designed to release nutrients slowly, again look for an organic blend to assist with soil health. These have the benefits of organic fertilisers but are much easier to apply and don’t have the smell.
Liquid hose-on fertilisers, such as Yates Liquid Evergreen Lawn Food are the fastest acting of all the fertilisers. These will not offer you any long term soil nutrition but they will give you a super fast green up just before a party!
Watch out for Lawn Grubs
During autumn, it is very important to keep your eye out for lawn grubs. These annoying grubs can be active from later in summer and well into autumn. Lawn Grub can cause a huge amount of damage to your lawn and undo all the hard work you have put in over the summer months. If you have a Sir Walter lawn, the army worms will normally stick to eating the leaf only, but in other grass varieties they have been known to eat all of it, from root to tip! It is important to treat them immediately to minimise their damage. If you don’t feel confident with this please give our friendly staff are call, we are more than happy to assist. Remember if your lawn has experienced an outbreak, be sure to fertilise your lawn once lawn grubs have been eradicated,this will assist your lawn to recover quickly and give your lawn everything it needs to be strong, ealthy nd repair itself before winter. This will also assist in avoiding weeds and other nasties growing in the dead patches.
Premium Mowing Service
“Mowing for Growth”
In the warmer months we can change you over to premium service where we leave the grass to grow for 2 weeks, this allows it to reach it’s optimum height, then we change your services to weekly and cut no more than a third of the blade at a time. This prevents the lawn scorching in the sun, like it does if it’s cut too short. When using this method we will also assess all individual areas of your lawn and treat them according to location e.g. grass in shaded areas, will be left to grow slightly longer. It is also important to use a mulching mower instead of a catcher so we can let the clippings fall back into the lawn to encourage soil organisms to recycle it into nutrients.