That’s right it’s only seven more weeks until Christmas; but really it’s no need to panic. While the food and present shopping can still be put off for a while longer there is something that does need to be sorted now; your lawn.
Christmas in South East Queensland just begs to be spent outside. If you have relatives or friends visiting or even just planning a quiet festive season at home then it’s quite likely that there will be a lot of outdoor entertaining and with our weather and sunshine, why wouldn’t you?
Seven weeks is still plenty of time to get the lawn organised. Here are our 7 tips to get your lawn Christmas-ready and all can be easily maintained leading up to the 25th of December.
- Mowing – Between now and Christmas day you should aim to mow around 4 -6 times. Remember to remove no more than one third of the leaf and leave it longer during Summer so as to reduce water evaporation from the soil.
- Watering – You only need to water once a week between now and Christmas (you can fit that in with all the other seasonal preparations) but make it long and deep; this way you will achieve better water penetration and a healthier, deeper root system.
- Wetting agent – Consider applying a wetting agent such as Lawn Soaker. A wetting agent will help with water absorption by the soil leading to a healthier more robust lawn.
- Weeding – Treat any weeds as soon as possible as they will take a few weeks to die off and re-application may be necessary. Determine the variety of the lawn and the types of weeds you have and then choose a weed killer specifically designed for both. If you have Sir Walter turf then Sir Walter Weed Control is the way to go.
- Limit traffic – Got a few well-worn patches ruining the look of your lawn? Limiting traffic in these areas between now and Christmas will allow the lawn plants the opportunity to recover before Santa arrives.
- Trimming – Give your lawn the early Christmas gift of light. Trim any overhanging trees or shrubs; the extra sunlight will allow your lawn to take full advantage of the peak growing season and will reduce the risk of disease or weeds taking hold.
- Enjoy – Pull out a lawn chair, grab a picnic blanket and forget about all the stress the Christmas season can bring with your healthy and lush lawn.
If your lawn appears beyond salvage or you’ve just undertaken a build and are in need of a new lawn don’t despair. There is still time to have a magnificent lawn laid and established before Christmas. Call the team at Daleys Turf today to get your Christmas present to yourself all sorted.