Revive Your Lawn After Winter With These Tips

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Spring is here : 8 Tips to revive Your Lawn After Winter!



After a long and dreary winter, our lawns usually look the worse for wear. Those unfortunate owners who watch their green lawns turn into an unsightly brown patch are helpless to reverse the signs of dying lawn and usually think it is dead. But help is here to give your lawn a well deserved boost and make it thrive and green in no time. All you need to do is follow those useful little tips and see the green grass grow. Always though when in doubt, Beyond is only a phone call away.



Tip #1 Time to spring clean. 



Give you lawn an well deserved clean up – rake away debris, twigs, leaves that have been blown onto the lawn. This will help clear up the grass and allow you to start working on reviving it. The debris have been suffocating your lawn and the only way to get them out is to get onto it! If you need to remove some by hand, just go ahead. It is your lawn. Remove weeds growing in between the grass as they would have been getting cosy for a few months.



Tip #2 Visual identification.



Once the raking and weeding is done, have a good look at the lawn and find the issues. Is the lawn a bit patchy? Has it got browning spots/areas? Is it looking bare in some spots? All these are signs show that your lawn need a bit of attention. Make sure you write a list if the issues you’ve found so you know exactly what you need to attend to. This list will help you address the problems in a step by step manner. Your local garden supplier will have everything you need to get you started. 



Tip #3 Give your lawn a breather.



Like every living thing, your lawn, especially the roots, needs to be aerated to give it access to air, fertiliser, water so that they can grow back properly. Access to air will prevent rot. Fertilisers will give it a boost of nutrients much needed for re-growth and new shoots. Water brings everything together and helps the grass grow. Aerating your lawn will make stronger grass grow and stronger grass stand a better chance of survival.



Tip #4 Take care of any bare areas – seed the area



Seeding is a great way to fix those bare patches in your lawn. Easy to do: just spread the seeds over the affected areas. This will help thicken the lawn but it may take some time to grow. Make sure to water well to give them a good start until they are established but do not overwater as this may cause them to rot. Your normal reticulation cycle and some top ups in between should do the trick nicely. Choose your grass seeds according  to your region and climate as well. Have a chat with you local supplier to make the wisest choice.



Tip #5 Time to fertilise



The best way for your lawn to thrive and grow is to have the required nutrients that will help give them a much needed boost after then long winter. Choose a fertiliser designed for lawn growth whether it’s liquid or granular. Liquid may be easier to apply but granular works well too. When in doubt which one to choose, your local gardening centre should be able to help with this.



Tip #6 Mow your lawn



This should also have been done during the winter months! Even though the grass doesn’t grow as fast or as quick in colder period, it still needs the little shave every now and then to keep it in shape.

Set your mower on a higher setting as this will prevent damages like scalping and stop stripping it off. Once your grass grows steadily and the lawn starts to revive, you can then lower the mower blades as the grass gets longer. Get the mowing done at least every 7 to 10 days. The grass will grow stronger and you will start to see the green lawn coming back.



Tip #7 Water you lawn regularly to promote growth.



But to council’s regulations – no need to be fined! Water on your watering days with manual top ups in between. Early morning is best but evening is also a good option if time short in the morning. This reduces evaporation meaning your grass get most of the water to the roots and can grow properly. 



Tip #8 Top dressing your lawn



What is it? It’s the application of sand or a soil mix to the surface of your lawn to “top dress” so that the lawn can renew itself and grow back. Usually done by your gardener, the mixture/sand is spread over the lawn in an even layer and levelled throughout the area. This also allows good drainage. The grass will latch onto the new substrate and grow new roots and spread out to fill the bare patches and make the lawn thicker.


Give the lawn time and care and watch it grow. Yes, it will take time before you can see the lush and healthy greenness back. Slow and steady wins the race. Follow the tips above and you should start seeing the fruits of your labour within weeks of seeding, fertilising, mowing and watering. Patience is a virtue or so they say! 


But if you need help, Beyond is here to give you a hand or take over the works and make your lawn shine again. We have the expertise and proper tools to make the job a breeze. So give us a call if you are time poor and we will make sure you have a lush, thick green grass in no time. 


Our experts know grass and how to make it thrive in our Perth climate. Call us now for your free assessment and tailor made quote.


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