‘Tis the season for backyard cricket, BBQ’s and catchups with friends and family. ‘Tis the season you want your lawn looking great and feeling soft and luscious underfoot.
If you’re planning a little festive season entertaining, then there are a few things you might want to consider, to help your lawn be the talk of the town (just in case your BBQ skills aren’t enough)!
A lush lawn doesn’t just happen. It needs a little help to be that little bit ‘extra’. That help comes in the form of fertiliser.
Two to three weeks before your get-together, apply a product like Exceed. Exceed is a liquid fertiliser that has a fast uptake. This product is a professional-grade foliar fertiliser designed to bring out the best in any lawn.
The carefully balanced NPK ratio will provide health and colour to your lawn during the growing period. The addition of micronutrients gives the finishing touch to your lawn, which will now be the envy of your street.
Another great option is a product such as Lawn Kelper Liquid Nutrient Package. This product is a balanced formulation with added Trace Elements, Seaweed Kelp and Fulvic Acid. This formulation is designed specifically for lawns to increase turf vigour and stimulate and strengthen roots and shoots.
A Little Cheat
If you ran out of time, just forgot to fertilise, or maybe you did and just want to supercharge that lush lawn look, we have a little cheat for you—this comes in the form of ColourGuard PLUS.
ColourGuard PLUS is a liquid fertiliser and a natural grass pigment that instantly restores the colour of your lawn. Apply this 100% natural grass colourant to keep your lawn green year-round. One application can give your lawn up to three months of fantastic colour.
ColourGuard delivers micron-sized pigment solids into the tiny pores of leaf tissues via water spray. The colour pigments are organic and natural, making ColourGuard a safe product for the environment, pets, and people. Once it’s dried, it’s locked in. It’s the equivalent of painting your lawn a perfect green! ColourGuard won’t bleed, run, or stain once absorbed. We recommend applying this a week before your celebrations to optimise the results.
A hydrated lawn is a happy and healthy lawn, so three days out from your celebrations, give it a deep watering. Then just a light water after you mow, the day before the event. By watering after you mow, you the loss of moisture in the leaf and subsequently reduce die back.
Once the party is done, the crowds have gone, and the food has been digested, it’s time for some lawn aftercare. This step will ensure your lawn is ready to look spectacular for the next get-together.
So what you are going to do is aerate the soil. This reduces the compaction in the subsoil and generates extra oxygen within the soil profile. Yes, this sounds complex, but all it means is that by opening the soil, you allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots.
All that traffic on your lawn will have compacted the soil down, meaning your grass will struggle to get what it needs to thrive! Aeration helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.
These handy hints will ensure your lawn looks and feels amazing ready for Christmas parties, lunches, and recovery sessions – and will keep it that way for year ahead.