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

Join us this week Friday for our FREE online workshop on Rose Pruning, with Garden Guru Sue Both. This week’s prize will be sponsored by Lasher.

Please use the following login details to join us at 11am sharp over Zoom:

Meeting ID: 821 4688 0378  |  Passcode: 366513 or use the following direct link: