LAWN AND LAWN CARE!
Now is the time to prepare your lawn to ensure that you will have a green carpet in your garden when spring arrives.
Below is a guideline on how to prepare your lawn for the coming summer:
- Cut the grass very short with a lawnmower.
- Use a fork or a spike roller to make little holes in the grass. This is called scarifying.
- Using a leaf rake, rake a layer of lawndressing over the prepared lawn.
- Water well and wait for the new green lawn to appear.
- After 3 weeks give the grass a high nitrogen fertilizer and water well.
A beautiful lawn can certainly be an attractive feature in any garden, but there’s also a surprising number of other little known benefits provided by lawns.
- Oxygen– A 250m2 healthy lawn will absorb CO2 and produce enough oxygen to sustain a family of 4.
- Water wise– Lawns absorb rainfall, reducing water lost to run-off which is efficient in times of drought and effective in reducing flash flooding.
- Good for the environment– Lawns traps and filters dust from the air and purifies water as it passes through the underground aquifers.
- Cooling– Natural turf stays cool during hot weather; up to 30 degrees cooler than hard landscaping surfaces.
- Hygienic– Natural lawns through the process of growing and respiring, are a self-cleaning surface.
- Emotional health– Standing barefoot on natural grass is proven to trigger a reduction in the signs of stress, with lowering of both heart rate and blood pressure.
- Good for the senses– The smell of freshly cut grass regularly tops the list of most pleasant and comforting smells
- Adds value– A well-presented lawn and landscaped garden adds roadside appeal, desirability and value to a property
- Good for all– A safe low-impact playing surface, a summer picnic table and a year round contributor to a healthy lifestyle