Happy New Year!
We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Years – we certainly did!
Now the new year is here it is time to get a start on those lawn and garden resolutions.
Contemplating an update on one of your outdoor areas this new year? Why not give us a call and we can come out and give you a FREE, no obligation quote!
Akers of Lawn can work with you to design an outdoor space that will suit both your budget and lifestyle. Our experience extends beyond just lawns. In addition to lawns, we can also help you design a space which includes any of the following – Paving, Edging, Small Retaining, Steps, Steppers, Irrigation, Garden Beds and Plants!
We also offer a Follow Up Service to all newly laid lawns and existing customers which includes: Lawn assessments, Fertilising (Granular and/or Liquid) as well as Pest, Weed and Disease treatments.
Is your lawn looking a bit average after the holiday season?
Have you been away and come home to an overgrown and dry lawn? Or been distracted enjoying the holiday period with family and friends, letting your lawn go for a few weeks? Or have you spent too much time on your lawn during the holiday season, and now it looks run down a smidge? Here are some tips on how to encourage your lawns and gardens to flourish with some help from the summer sun!
The most important thing to do for lawn recovery is regular watering and regular mowing.
A lot of lawns have gone crazy this holiday season due to the weather and rains that we had throughout December. It is important to note that you should only cut your lawns down 1/3 of the leaf at a time, and wait at least 24 hours between mows if it is very lengthy. This will avoid stressing your lawn, and restrict any discolouration caused from lawn burn or gouging. Keep in mind that using a higher mowing height is always recommended during the summer period to allow the lawn to absorb more sunlight and keep it strong.
If you haven’t had much of a watering schedule lately it is important to make one again, especially as the temperatures rise and the rains ease off, to make sure your lawns stay hydrated and healthy. It is recommended to water early in the day, or late afternoons to avoid peak heat. Your lawn’s watering schedule will depend on the lawn type, soil type, the weather, and your water pressure. At a minimum we recommend watering twice a week with 1 ½ – 2 inches of water.
Giving your lawn a dose of fertiliser during the warm season can help your lawn recover from any stresses, as well as improve its colour and strength. Try to avoid applying fertiliser, or any products, to your lawn during the peak heat of the day.
Apply a high nitrogen, slow-release granular fertiliser to give your lawn all the essential nutrients needed. Granules will gradually break down and dissolve into the soil to be absorbed into the lawn’s roots. Spread evenly, water in, and the granules will deliver a constant feed over 6-8 weeks. We recommend using Akers Organic Based Granular Fertiliser or Akers Soil Booster & Lawn Food.
Apply a liquid fertiliser to give your lawn a quick green-up and health boost. It is easy to apply, gives a uniform application, and is absorbed through both the leaf and soil, giving fast results. We recommend using Akers Liquid Kelp, a combined fertiliser and growth stimulant.
We can also apply granular or liquid fertiliser as part of our Follow Up Service! Give us a call on 8326 3255 if you would like more information, or to book in.