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How To Prepare Your Lawn For Winter In The Autumn Months

With the weather finally cooling off and overnight temperatures dropping, time to consider what you can do to prepare your lawn for winter.

A little work in autumn will go a long way to keeping your lawn in its best health all winter, giving you a head start next spring.


The easiest thing you can do to prepare your lawn for winter is to raise your mowing height. With less sunlight in the winter months your lawn needs new ways to get more light.

By leaving your grass longer the blades of grass are larger giving more surface area to soak up the sunshine. This allows your lawn to get more access to light despite the fewer daylight hours.

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You should be fertilising three times a year to keep your lawn at its best all-year-round. But if you don’t do that, you need to fertilise in autumn.

Use a good slow-release fertiliser such as our Lawn Solutions Premium Lawn fertiliser, available from our online shop. You can also visit your local Bunnings store and select a lawn fertiliser from their vast range.

By fertilising before the onset of the colder temperatures you get your lawn at its strongest. This will prepare your lawn for winter by building up nutrients before the leaner months.

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With lots of lawn groups cropping up on social media we are seeing more and more people look to take their lawn care to the next level. The way to the next level is prepare your lawn for winter is to aerate your lawn.

Your lawn breathes just like you and soil compaction tend to result in less oxygen being made available to your lawn. Other common causes of compaction include heavy rain and high lawn traffic. Read more about lawn aeration.

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And one last tip, with the winter weather on our doorstep winter weeds are also upon us.

Now is the time to be extra vigilant for weeds and to spray them out as soon as possible to prevent them from spreading.

Winter weeds thrive in the cooler months and will take over your lawn if untreated.

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All year lawn maintenance is required to keep your lawn weed-free, pest-free and growing to the best of its ability.

Click here to view our lawn care product range.


Call the name you can trust in turf on (07) 3132 2980.

Jimboomba Turf Group is open Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 5.00pm (with pick up available before 3.00pm) and Saturdays between 7.00am and 12.00pm. You are welcome to visit and see first-hand the quality turf varieties in stock at our Sales and Administration Office at 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge. Get directions here.

If you are ready to get growing, head over to our online shop and place your turf order or lawn maintenance order – our online shop checkout is 100% secure (for Visa, Mastercard and Zip). Place your order online here.


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