Summer is here, and with the beautiful sunny weather, it is important to look after your lawn, especially through the very hot days that are on their way in January and February.
To ensure that you are mowing, watering and fertilising your lawn and garden appropriately during these hot months, we've got some tips below to help you.
Mowing your lawn
Lawns that have been cut too low are less able to withstand heat stress. Mowing heights for warm season lawns (like Buffalo, Couch, and Kikuyu varieties) should be approximately 2-4cm with cool season lawns being left to 5cm.
If you are not removing more than 1/3 of the length of the blade of the grass, drop the clippings back into the lawn. A lot of nutrients are in the tips of the clippings, and you are basically recycling your lawn and re-fertilising rather than dumping this valuable source of organic matter in the green bin. This means, of course, you will have to cut more often but it's so much easier without a catcher, and your lawn reaps the added benefits.
Deep watering is your friend in the warmer seasons. Soaking the lawn, but not to the point that you see run-off water, 1-2 times a week in the early morning is the best way to get water to your lawn without creating conditions that promote disease. Watering in the early morning also allows for any unabsorbed water to evaporate off keeping the grass of your lawn cooler for longer during the day.
Watering is important and to achieve the most efficient watering of your lawn and soil we recommend the use of wetting agents along with your fertilising schedule. By improving water penetration, you prime your lawn to soak up every precious drop in the hotter months. Munns Weta-Lawn and Garden will assist to trap moisture in the soil and hang on to it for more extended periods.
This product is 100% organic and will not harm the environment and is ideal for all lawns, garden and vegetable beds, hanging baskets and pots. It will also not harm earthworms as it contains no chemicals, nor will it harm your family pet.
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