Keeping A Good Lawn
Manage weeds, fertiliser and mowing.
August/September in the North Island or September/October in the South Island (maybe later in colder areas)
- Fertilise with Accuturf Pro 22 or Prolawn Turfmaster Gold – same product small pack.
- 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.
- Fertilise again with Accuturf Pro 22 or Prolawn Turfmaster Gold just before start of summer say end of November.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Carry out one of these two
- Fertilise with Turfmaster Gold – as important as in spring
- De-thatch and overseed bare or weak areas with a GTi Prolawn seed blend and fertilise with Prolawn Turfmaster Starter.