When you need lawn care tips to maintain that outdoor grass space you recently finished, and you’re thinking of a landscape supply near me, you only need to think of Labrador Landscape Supplies when you’re in the Gold Coast or Brisbane areas. So, how do you keep your lawn area looking fresh and best? Here are a few simple tips for regular maintenance and lawn care.
Remove weeds, thatch, and moss
This is best done in the autumn and spring to allow grass to fully grow in the summer. These three pesky things will prevent your grass from growing healthily.
Weeds – These can appear at any time and anywhere on your lawn because there are many ways their seed is brought into the garden. The common option is to pull out the weed, roots included, or spray the weeds directly with a low toxicity herbicide.
Thatch – This is a build-up of dead leaves, grass, and root systems that form into organic matter between the leaves and soil. This build-up blocks or prevents essential moisture and nutrients from penetrating down to the roots. The best way to remove it is by raking any mulch of spongy-like matter from the lawn.
Moss – These non-flowering plants thrive in areas with excess moisture, shade, and low-quality turf. If left untreated, moss will increase and reduce the ability of grass to grow. Moss can be removed by raking or improving the soil’s permeability.
Mowing and edging
When mowing the lawn, remove only one-third of the grass length. During winter, the frost will reduce the mowing time required because the grass grows slower. In the spring and summer, mowing may be more frequent as the grass grows faster. Don’t mow the lawn if the grass is wet as this will damage the lawn and prevent healthy growth. Edges or borders can be maintained and tidied using a half-moon edging tool or edging shears after the main mowing is finished.
Watering and feeding
Choose a variety of grass feed and fertiliser required depending on the type of grass, existing soil, and weather. The lawn should only be treated twice a year. Once in spring and once in the autumn. Don’t overwater your lawn. Water it at the beginning of the day to avoid moisture sitting on the grass overnight.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
We have been in the garden and landscape supplies business for over 25 years here in Southeast Queensland and Brisbane areas. Labrador Landscape Supplies, the landscape supply near me, can cater to your lawn care and maintenance and other landscape projects for the home, traders, and even contractors. Contact us on 07 5537 2841 or message us at https://landscape-supply.com.au/contact/.