As Old Man Winter goes back into his yearly hibernation to make way for spring in Australia, the ravages of the colder weather will have taken their toll on your lawn. In order to prepare for the warmer summer months ahead, take advantage this spring to feed and nourish your lawn so that it’s looking (and feeling) great in time for barbecue season.
Naturally, caring for your lawn is a big chore for homeowners that’s well worth the effort and elbow grease put into it. For most of us, however, we just don’t have the time in our busy schedules or would rather be doing something more entertaining than caring for our lawns.
That’s where Gardening Angels can help. Our friendly staff can professionally care for your lawn to get it ready for the warm summer months. Here are our top tips for watering your lawn during Spring.
Hydrate Frequently and Properly
Watering your lawn involves a lot more than simply hosing it down. In fact, hosing your lawn is ineffective and can do more harm than good. That’s because hosing leads to poor water penetration deep in the roots of the lawn, where it’s needed most after winter’s cold snap.
Establish a watering routine every few days, dependent on the weather, and try to water your lawn early in the morning when the cooler dew of the morning will better absorb water. Also, use a sprinkler which can better distribute water evenly around your lawn. Fixed time sprinklers are available that can let you sneak in a few more hours of sleep early in the morning.
Don’t Waste Water
Once again, avoid using an old leaky hose to water your lawn. Not only is it wasteful of a valuable resource, but you’ll also be paying far higher water bills over the coming months.
Instead, opt for a sprinkler to water your lawn. Furthermore, check your hose and ensure that it’s kink-resistant and that it doesn’t have loose fittings. Every drop counts, both for the environment as well as for your water bills.
Reap the Rewards
Come summer, a beautiful lawn really is something to be proud of. It’s a typical suburban Australian desire to have a big, beautiful lawn, but it takes a lot of work to prepare it for summer.
Particularly in the hotter and drier summer months, your lawn will dry up and look unhealthy in a short time if the right steps aren’t followed during the fertile spring months. That’s why we recommend that you prepare accordingly and nourish your lawn at this time.
Here are some of the benefits of a healthy lawn:
- Grass produces oxygen and absorbs CO2.
- The roots of your lawn absorb nutrients and minerals, and it’ll also absorb and distribute water during periods of heavy rain. Impermeable surfaces such as concrete sidewalks and asphalt roadways create puddling and heavy flows of water whereas grass acts as a sort of sponge. This reduces erosion and promotes healthier water runoff in your neighbourhood.
- Like carpets, lawn acts as a buffer for sound and noise. This leads to a calmer and more tranquil yard to relax and catch some sun.
Contact Gardening Angels Today
With barbecue season just around the corner, ensure that your lawn is getting the best treatment possible. Contact Gardening Angels in Melbourne to care for your lawn leading up to and during the summer months so that you can enjoy a lush, green, healthy lawn with family and loved ones.