Lawns need regular mowing to keep them looking trim and terrific. If you notice a feathery white look on the grass after you’ve cut, what you need are new blades!

Fitting new blades is not a difficult job. You can take your mower to the repair shop or have a go yourself.

With your mower fixed up, there are other lawn jobs to do, weeding being one of them. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to tackle broadleaf weeds like clover and dandelions, then a click on, ready to use is the way to go.

The most popular grasses around South Australia tend to be couch, kikuyu and buffalo. The interesting thing about buffalo is that while it’s technically classified as a grass, a number of the click on weeding and feeding products treat it more like a broadleaf weed, and can actually damage your lawn! If you have a buffalo lawn (or are not sure what type you actually have) it’s best to go with a Buffalo approved product.

Fertilising is something all lawns need on a regular basis. The change of each season at spring, summer and autumn is a good guide. High nitrogen fertilisers will give you a quick greening effect but won’t add any long term nutrients. Organic based lawn fertilisers on the other hand, will give your lawn a special blend of fast acting nutrients to deliver quick visible results plus slow release organics to promote long term soil health.

While you may not love the smell of Dynamic Lifter lawn food, you know it’s doing your lawn good! A good feed, the right weed killer, and sharp blades, what more could a lawn need?


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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.