FEBRUARY ADVICE FOR YOUR LAWN
What should I be doing right now to prepare my lawn for Spring?
The key is not to attempt too much too early. Grass needs to be growing strongly before it can recover from some of the work required later in the Spring. Our resident tuf expert Andrew Turnbull highlights some tips for you. Read on….
LET’S GET READY FOR SPRING
- Rake with a springbok rake in two diagonal directions. This will clean up the base of the grass by collecting up debris, such as leaves and small twigs. Raking will also allow air to circulate around the base of the grass sward and help to keep the soil surface drier, which helps to prevent disease.
- Give the grass a topping with the mower set high. Mow at a height that just takes the tips off the grass leaf. This will help to stimulate growth and recovery from the winter.
- Do not attempt scarifying until mid-March, and only if the weather is mild, or the grass will not recover quickly from the damage.
- Aerate the lawn if the soil is moist, but not during wet weather and/or if the soil is saturated.
- Milder temperatures and longer daylengths cause the grass to start growing, but the soil is still cold and the grass will not be able to take up sufficient nutrients to match the demand. You may see your grass turn yellow, but an application of TurfSolv will supply small amounts of nutrients and restore that healthy green look.
By Andrew Turbull, MRes.
Q. Is Turfsolv safe for pets and wildlife?
A. After applying to your lawn, Turfsolv is completely safe for your pets, children and wildlife.
*As with all solutions when concentrated, they should be kept out of reach from children.