If you want your patch of turf to stay nice and green, there are a few essentials that you need to know – so here’s five tips for watering your lawn at home.
If your plants act as the primary artwork of your garden, then many consider their lawns to be the frame. If it’s not in tip top shape, the whole area just doesn’t quite look as it should, so it’s important to stay on top of lawn maintenance such as weeding, watering and even fertilisation.
Many gardeners are already doing all of the above, and yet despite best efforts – they still see their favourite patch of turf wither, turn yellow and eventually see large patches of dirt spring through. Does this sound like you? We share a few pointers in regards to where you may be going wrong, particularly when it comes to watering your lawn.
Five Insider Tips For Watering Your Lawn
Firstly, it’s worth noting that many parts of Australia currently face water restrictions, so please ensure that you’re keeping in line with your local council’s water rules and regulations. As a general rule of thumb, ways to improve the look and feel of your lawn and it’s relationship with water include the following.
Use Sprinklers Over Hoses – Try not to hand water your turf or lawn with a hose, as this will encourage inconsistencies in the quality and tone. Instead, opt for a sprinkler or soaker system that offers broader coverage.
Watch The Time – Whatever you do, don’t try watering your lawn in the middle of the day – the heat will only evaporate it. Try for early in the morning before 10:00am or in the afternoon. Night watering isn’t recommended either, as it encourages fungi growth.
Improve Drought Tolerance – Water your lawn for longer periods of time, but less frequently – aim for one hour waterings, two to three times per week. Short watering intervals makes your grass more reliant on these “feedings”, and does nothing to improve drought tolerance.
Know Your Grass Type – Before you go to town with a new sprinkler system, it’s important to identify which grass type is the most predominant in your backyard. Some varieties require more water than others, and attract different types of lawn weeds and pests.
Deploy Fertiliser – If you’re able to do so, giving your lawn a healthy dose of fertiliser encourages water retention, helps to fend off invading plant varieties, and makes your lawn stronger for summer. Try a natural option like Biotic Booster, which is safe for the whole family.
Help! I’m Watering My Lawn, But It Still Looks Drab?
If you’re struggling with getting your lawn at home in tip top condition, then there may be other factors that need consideration. Like most things gardening related, the best way to get your lawn living it’s best life is via preparation, especially before the summer months. Another method is by simply speaking to the professionals. Here at Bioweed, we specialise in organic and chemical free gardening solutions. With our own team of in house agronomists – or “soil doctors” – why not get in touch with us today to see how we can help in getting your lawn or garden looking its best?