The days are getting shorter and the temperature is getting a little cooler. Autumn is one of the most important times on the lawn care calendar.

Now that the crazy growth season is over its time to make sure adjust our mowing, check the mower for sharp blades and lift the height a notch or two, leaving a bit of length on your lawn.

Fertilising in autumn is one of the most important feeds to give your lawn the nutrition it needs to survive the cold winter months. Easter is the perfect time to boost your lawn’s nutrient levels. Lawns going into winter hungry don’t generally perform well . A hungry lawn also tends to be an easier target for invading weeds pests and disease.

Add some potassium, giving your lawn more resilience.

You may also need a second top up fertilising just before winter.

Remember to adjust your watering system to suit cooler and shorter days. Slowly reducing the time and length you are watering.

Now is a great time to get out there and get your lawn into top shape with a full belly ready for the cold weather.

Firstly perform a health check; Have a really good look at your lawn for any potential lawn issues. Bugs, Disease, weeds and management issues that have developed over summer.

For more top lawn ideas just head to The Turf Farm website.




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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.