Your lawn shouldn’t just look amazing; it should be ready for anything your guests can throw at it. If you have undulating spots in your lawn, mow the area down low and top dress with sandy loam (80% sand, 20% loam) to bring the low spots up to the level you require. It's best to spread 1-2cm at a time over the area to level it out, and then water well.
The next step is to aerate your lawn 4-6 weeks before any big BBQs, giving the roots plenty of oxygen so they can grow as strong as possible. For compacted soil, you’ve got 3 options:
Flood the lawn the day before to soften the soil then aim to create 5cm-7.5cm deep cores in the hard compacted soil, then spread the 80/20 mix at 1kg/sqm over the area. Your lawn will thank you for it!
To help your lawn cope with summer, change the height of the mower to suit your lawn type. For cool season grasses like ryegrass and fescue, raise the blades to 5cm and for warm season grasses like couch, kikuyu and buffalo set the blades at 2-4cm. Using a catcher can help prevent the build up of thatch.
One of the best things you can do through summer is to give your lawn a deep soak in the morning 1-2 times a week. But, you’ve still got to feed it. For high traffic areas, like your kids’ favourite backyard cricket pitch, we recommend fertilising every 6 weeks.
For warm season grasses, we recommend you use Munns Professional Buffalo Booster Lawn Fertiliser or our Munns Buffalo Green Fertiliser Lawn Fertiliser.
For cool season grasses, we recommend Munns Professional Golf Course Green Lawn Fertiliser or Munns Golf Course Green Lawn Fertiliser.
To take it to the next level apply Munns professional Green Dominator 2 days before the party and your guests will be green with envy