Autumn lawn care

Autumn can see the lawn being hijacked by a mammoth amount of leaves. Therefore, in order to keep your lawn in prime condition as we head into winter it is important to remove all the leaf litter. One great suggestion is to mulch the leaves with your lawn mower and then add the compost into the surrounding soil and plants. It is an easy, low-cost method of using the leaf organic matter as a mulch.

Removing the leaves during this time of year, when there is less light, allows more sunlight to penetrate into the lawn’s own leaves and create photosynthesis or growth. Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants, or lawn, use sunlight to make nutrients from carbon dioxide and water.

Autumn is also the time to add a slow release fertiliser with a good potassium base that will give the lawn maximum health before it becomes dormant during the cold winter months. A good fertiliser can be found at any professional nursery outlet.

Also look at slightly raising the height of your lawn mower to preserve the lawn’s leaves and allow them to photosynthesise. It allows the leaves to also form a canopy of protection for the underlying soil.

 

 

See More Articles About:

Share Article:

Related Articles

Caring for your lawn during drought

Drought is becoming a frequent event in most states of Australia. Obviously where an area is more prone to drought conditions selecting a lawn variety that is more conducive ...

Read More

Maintaining a new lawn

Caring for a new lawn once it is laid is crucial. Just a few minutes every day will help it establish well and ensure your investment thrives! Watering is vital As soon as the ...

Read More

Top Dressing Lawns

Reasons for Top Dressing Lawns There are only two reasons to ever top dress lawns. The first is to level uneven lawns or indentations in the lawn's surface, and the second is ...

Read More

Top Dressing Buffalo Lawn

Top dressing lawns is another tool we can use to help our Buffalo lawns in two different ways. The first reason to top dress a Buffalo lawn is to add organic nutrients to the ...

Read More

Buffalo Grass

Once upon a time, Buffalo lawn was widely used and most lovingly referred to as Ol' Scratchy, due to its coarse and sharp leaf blades. These days, times have changed ...

Read More

Couch Grass

Couch Grass is by far one of the most popular lawns used in Australia. Couch lawns are indeed an old favourite for both Australian homes, and recreation areas. In times gone ...

Read More

Best Lawn for Type of Shade

When we have trees and shrubs in our yards, or when we live in high density housing environments, shade from our gardens or surrounding buildings can be a real nuisance for ...

Read More

Best Time of the Year to Plant a Buffalo Lawn

Buffalo grass can be planted out at most times of the year in Australia. However, regions differ as to the best time of year to plant new Buffalo lawns, and this is usually ...

Read More

How to Remove Old Buffalo Grass Lawn

Let’s face it, most Buffalo lawns, especially those grown in full sun, will have a limited lifespan. The main reason for this is the increasing thatch layer of Buffalo grass ...

Read More

How to Spray Lawn Weeds

Spraying Lawn Weeds Spraying weeds can be a highly complicated matter as there are different herbicides to treat different weeds. The herbicides can slightly work or be very ...

Read More