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DR. TURF’S LAWN TIP OF THE WEEK

DR. TURF’S LAWN TIP OF THE WEEK

Turf Varieties

Get all the latest tips for your lawn from Anco Turf’s Dr. Turf.
Our weekly updates will ensure your lawn is looking perfect all year round.

Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #1

19/03/2021

#1 Stop Wintergrass Invasion

Apply a Pre-emergent herbicide to Buffalo, Couch and Kikuyu lawns to stop Wintergrass invasion. https://www.ancoturf.com.au/product-category/lawn-care-products/#product

 

 

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #2

26/03/2021

#2 Raise the mower height

You should raise the mower height slightly prior to the cooler weather. A longer leaf helps the lawn to winter better.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #3

09/04/2021

Aerate. Use a garden fork to aerate the lawn. This will help alleviate compaction and aid drainage. Your lawn will have a healthier root system.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #4

17/04/2021

Eradicate weeds now. By eradicating weeds prior to winter they will not be able to spread seeds and bloom later in the year causing further issues.

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Tip #5

23/04/2021

Apply a Complete such as Lawn Starter to Couch, Buffalo and Kikuyu lawns. Fertilise Tall Fescue with a High Nitrogen Lawn Food. https://www.ancoturf.com.au/product-category/fertilisers/

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Tip #6

30/04/2021

Check your soil PH level and apply Lime if required.

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Tip #7

07/05/2021

Service your mower. Clean or replace the spark plug and change the Engine oil on 4 Stroke mowers.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #8

15/05/2021

Fix or install irrigation components. With the cooler weather your lawn can tolerate not being watered so now is a good time to service or replace irrigation.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #9

22/05/2021

Reduce shade issues by pruning trees. Reduce overhang and tree canopy density if possible.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #10

29/05/2021

Set up a play area on the lawn for Bocce or Croquet. It’s fun and gets everyone outside even though the weather is cooler.

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Tip #11

05/06/2021

Add drainage to wet patches or areas. Grass hates wet feet.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #12

12/06/2021

Apply Colour Guard pigment to a warm season grass to aid with Winter Colour. https://www.ancoturf.com.au/product/colourguard-plus-rtu-2-litres/

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Tip #13

19/06/2021

Reduce irrigation frequency and length. Lawns do not require a lot of moisture through winter.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #14

26/06/2021

Apply a low rate of Iron Sulphate to keep colour in Warm season grasses such as Couch.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #15

03/07/2021

Aerate high traffic areas next to decks and path areas.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #16

10/07/2021

Hand weed newly germinated Wintergrass (Poa annua) seedlings to stop them from spreading.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #17

17/07/2021

Continue to mow on a high setting. This removes dead material as well as leaves and general debris.

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Lawns were meant to be easy

Tip #18

24/07/2021

Take the week off mowing and enjoy the break. Most lawns will have slow growth in winter and mowing frequency can be reduced.

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Tip #19

31/07/2021

Repair any winter damage from foot traffic. A bare patch is an open invitation to a weed seed to flourish in your lawn.

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