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Bay Turf News

Weeds

July 27, 2018

Healthy turf should be able to eradicate most weed infestations. Regular moving will remove most weed heads before they can set seed. This generally alleviates the need for chemical application in a lot of cases and can dramatically reduce the appearance of weeds. The right height for your grass helps to shade weeds out of…

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Lawn Grub

July 3, 2018

Lawn grubs are a common problem in South East Queensland during the period from November to May, more so to couch lawns rather than ‘Sir Walter’ lawns. They are easily treatable if required, early detection and prevention is the simplest way. There are two main types of lawn grubs to look out for: – Armyworm and…

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Fungal Disease

July 1, 2018

Fungal diseases usually occur in the lawn when conditions are damp and the strength of the grass is low. The appearance of fungus is probably the most common symptom of “run-down” turf arising from such causes as over compaction of soil, nutrient and pH imbalance, inadequate drainage, poor soil aeration, dense shade, over close mowing…

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Mowing Your Lawn

June 26, 2018

Good maintenance of your lawn mower – keep blades sharp Do not mow when grass is wet. Let a new lawn reach 5 – 6 cm before mowing the first time Remove only about 1/3 of the height each time you mow Leave lawns a little longer in mid-summer Mow in different directions each time…

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Fertilising

May 27, 2018

We recommend fertilising your lawn every 3 months; Autumn, Winter and Spring. A fertilize over Summer may be necessary if it is dry and we are not getting any storms or rain. We recommend Sir Walter Fertilizer 4kg/10kg, LSA Professional Fertilizer 2.5kg/8kg or Lawn Lovers Lawn Grow 2L.

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Basics of Lawn Care

May 26, 2018

Doctors tell us that good eating habits and regular exercise is practising preventive medicine because these habits keep us healthy. The same is true for your lawn because by keeping it healthy you eliminate conditions that are favourable for weeds to grow and for disease to develop. Keep your lawn thick and healthy so there…

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