Is autumn the right time to fertilise my lawn?
It is a great time to fertilise your lawn. In fact, it’s probably the most important fertiliser application for the year, here’s why…
Warm season turf varieties like buffalo, kikuyu, zoysia or couch will slow as the temperatures decrease. This means that if your lawn is a little unhealthy and nutrient poor, it will likely go into winter unprepared. This will leave it very susceptible to winter weeds, compaction, shade related issues and frost.
We recommend applying a balanced fertiliser with micro-nutrients and trace elements. These will replace some of the important elements that may have been lost over summer. A slow release granular fertiliser like Lawn Solutions Fertiliser will provide your lawn with nutrients for up to 12 weeks. Over this time it gradually breaks down and releases its goodness.
Now is the time to also apply a pre-emergent herbicide and target weeds before they begin to appear.
OxaFert is a pre-emergent herbicide for control of many annual grasses and broad-leaf weeds in warm season turf. Oxafert will kill stubborn winter weeds before they appear. It does this while the fertiliser component will provide the necessary nutrients to keep your lawn looking greener and healthier.
The idea of using a pre-emergent herbicide is to target weed seeds before they take hold. It does this by forming a barrier at soil level that affects the germination of any new seedlings. The combination fertiliser and pre-emergent product provides an ideal mechanism to take the herbicide to just under the soil. The fertiliser component helps give a quick boost to your lawn. Despite having a fertiliser component, we still recommend you apply your seasonal fertiliser application to complement the pre-emergent.
Both of these products are available for delivery with your turf order or from the Lawn Store. Act now before your lawn goes dormant for the winter.
For information on caring for your lawn visit our Lawn Care Page.
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Just a quick message to say a big thank you to the driver who delivered the Turf on Saturday. He placed the turf in positions that made it easier for our guys to lay the turf. Thanks again.
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- Mark, Warilla High School
On behalf of our club I wish to pass onto yourself and Turfco are sincere thanks for your generosity with the recent supply of turf to Ray Robinson oval. This has assisted our club immensely with the upkeep and preseason preparation to our ground. Again we say thanks. We appreciate your support.
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- Gary, Berry
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- Tim McGoldrick, South Nowra
Thank you Marcus & Joe for such excellent customer service. Marcus gave us good advice on what turf to use and had no problems coming to offer his advice a second time to help us keep to our budget. Joe and his team were polite, friendly and efficient and did a terrific job on our very large backyard. It looks amazing. We've mowed it twice now and it looks like it has been there forever.
Hi Marcus , just to let you know that the boys and yourself are a credit to your company. Their work ethics are second to none. Thank you.
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