Keeping A Good Lawn

Manage weeds, fertiliser and mowing.

Spring

August/September in the North Island or September/October in the South Island (maybe later in colder areas)

  1. Fertilise with Accuturf Pro 22 or Prolawn Turfmaster Gold – same product small pack.
  2. Spray the lawn with Prolawn Broadsword that will kill the weeds but not the lawn.

If your lawn has bare patches or is a bit weak then follow-up about 4 weeks after Steps 1 and 2.

  • De-thatch and overseed bare or weak areas with the appropriate GTi Prolawn seed blend
  • Fertilise with Prolawn Turfmaster Starter.

 

  1. Fertilise again with Accuturf Pro 22 or Prolawn Turfmaster Gold just before start of summer say end of November.

Mowing

  • Mow regularly (more often than usual if you can) to create a dense grass sward.
  • Only cut 1/3 of the grass leaf at each mowing to protect the grass plant.

Summer

Watering 

  • Water less often, every 2 – 3 days should be good for most lawns.
  • Lawns on sand and in hot places may need more.
  • Water longer so you are getting the water down deep.
  • Deep, less frequent, watering will reduce shallow rooting grass weeds.

Dry Patch

  • Watering alone is often not enough to maintain moisture in the soil.
  • There are often areas that repel the water causing dry spots.
  • Apply Aquaturf MAX G wetting agent granules before hot weather arrives.
  • Aquaturf MAX G wetting agent granules will prevent and cure dry patch
  • Apply Aquaturf MAX G from October onwards. Also use in all garden areas including pots and tubs.

Autumn

Carry out one of these two

  • Fertilise with Turfmaster Gold – as important as in spring

OR

  • De-thatch and overseed bare or weak areas with a GTi Prolawn seed blend and fertilise with Prolawn Turfmaster Starter.