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Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

April 9, 2021

Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

Now is the time to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead. A strong, healthy lawn leading into winter will recover far quicker once spring comes back around.

When soil temperatures drop below 14℃ your grass will slow down in its growth and become dormant as a way of protecting itself from colder conditions. Here are some tips on how to prepare your lawn for winter:

Fertilise

Fertilising during Autumn is an important step in preparing your lawn for winter. Choose a slow-release granular fertiliser to provide a controlled release of nutrients to your lawn for up to 12 weeks. This is essential for keeping your lawn strong and healthy throughout winter.

Pre-Emergent Herbicide Application

Pre-emergent herbicide will target weed seeds before they take hold by forming a barrier at soil level that prevents the germination of new seedlings. Spreading a pre-emergent herbicide now will protect your lawn from winter weeds for up to 3 months.

A little work now will save you a lot of work when winter has passed and will ensure your lawn comes out the other side looking healthy and green.