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Whether you’ve just laid brand new lawn turf or already have a well-established lawn, there are things you can do besides mowing and watering to take care of your grass. In this post on lawn care we will look at some things that can prove to be a detriment to a lush and healthy lawn and what you can do to combat them.

Lawn Grubs

Lawn grubs are more prevalent during the warmer months and they love a nice healthy and green lawn. Kikuyu, Fescue and Couch lawns are more at risk to attacks by the lawn grub. Buffalo grass tends to suffer far less damage than these other grasses and recovers very quickly. Moths are actually the culprit, laying their eggs in the lawn. When the larvae hatch they turn into caterpillars, where they spend 2-3 weeks munching away on your beautiful lawn before becoming pupae and, later, moths.

There are plenty of treatments available to rid your lawns of the dreaded lawn grub, so drop into Local Turf on the Gold Coast to pick up some pest control.

Lawn Weeds

If you choose the best type of grass for your specific area and conditions you greatly reduce the chance of suffering with the problem of lawn weeds. Also, the healthier and more lush your grass is, the harder it is for weeds to grow. Water, mow and fertilise regularly. Don’t leave it too long to deal with the problem if you notice weeds starting to get a foothold in your lawn. The longer you leave it to treat them, the harder it will be to eradicate them. While the weeds are still young, dig them out before they get the chance to seed and spread throughout your lawn, and make sure you remove the roots as well.

Some common lawn weeds are:

  • Dandelion
  • Bindii
  • Clover
  • Cudweed

Apart from the hand removal method, invest in a good herbicide to alleviate the problem. But remember, preventing them is easier than curing the problem once your lawn gets infested.

Lawn Maintenance And Repair

The more you properly maintain your lawn the less likely you will encounter any major problems with it. At Local Turf we not only sell turf supplies and garden supplies. We can advise you on how best to look after your lawn and best practices for proper lawn care. For all your enquiries, come in and talk to our expert staff today.

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