This may sound like a dumb question, but there is more to it than thinking it just looks like it needs mowing. To take better care of your lawn turf and maintain its health, there are some guidelines you can follow, depending on the type of turf you have, how much wear and tear it suffers and the time of year it is. It’s all a part of general lawn care.
Obviously in summer time the grass grows a lot quicker than it will in the cooler months and winter. Even though in winter the lawn may not grow very quickly, it’s still a good idea not to overdo it. Every time you cut your grass you are causing trauma for the lawn. In winter time, when turf growth is retarded, it takes longer for the grass to bounce back. If you cut it too low and expose the roots, it may not grow back at all with a lack of hot weather and less sunshine.
Watering and Fertilising
The more you water your lawn, the faster it will grow. That’s just common sense. You can’t control the weather, but you can control how often you use a hose or sprinkler on your grass. If you fertilise your turf it will encourage it to grow faster as well. If you don’t want to mow as often, reduce both the watering and fertilisation of your lawn.
Know Your Lawn Turf
Different turf and varying conditions will dictate how often you should or need to mow. Certain grasses have ideal heights to be cut to as well. Depending on the type of lawn turf you have, if you know the variety it’s a good idea to study up on it and see what the lawn care best practices are for your turf.
Ask Someone Who Knows
If you are unsure how best to care for your lawn, then ask someone who knows. At Local Turf we are experts when it comes to all things turf. Being one of the Gold Coast’s top turf suppliers, we know all there about turf, soil and lawn care. We can advise you on what’s best for your grass, and if you need lawn turf, we can help you both choose and supply you with the right turf for your home or commercial project.