But nothing quite beats the Australian backyard lawn. Sending the kids out to play on a nice morning [or even on a crappy one!] on the green grass is quintessential to our way of life. “Out you go!” is something that gets yelled encouraged regularly in our house. And out they do go, most times with some sort of ball.
Tania, our Deputy Editor has a husband who takes his lawn VERY seriously. Thankfully too, ‘cause neither of HER thumbs are green. He knows the type of grass they have and knows the things he needs to do to keep it healthy, weed-free and as lush as possible for her kids to then destroy play on. Which is why, he tells her, he uses Munns products. I know, I know – that sounds like an infomercial! But it’s TRUE. He’s one of those researcher-types and he knows, from tried and tested experience that Munns never lets you down and he swears by, organically enriched fertiliser, Munns Golf Course Green.
Of course, you’ve got to follow the instructions [apparently, he’s an instruction-follower from way back] and so he knows he’s got to feed the lawn about 3 or 4 times a year and give it regular long watering to encourage deep root growth. Using Golf Course Green also makes life a bit easier as it includes a wetting agent [Munns Wetta-Lawn] which is perfect for our tough Australian summers and means it slows down the release of the Golf Course Green, so your lawn is greener, longer with less mowing.
So since she’s been using Munns products for years, when Mum Central had the opportunity to review their Golf Course Green, it was a no brainer that I should try it out on my own backyard!
We’d like to think we’ve got a pretty healthy front and back lawn. We don’t obsess over it though. We probably fertilise it once a year and that’s about it. A bit like Tania’s gardening ‘prowess’ above, my green thumb certainly needs an adjustment or two (just ask my poor plants in the middle of a hot spell … who’s with me here?)
Anyway, here’s the before pics of both front and back.
Not dead, but clearly, we can see some patches that need some nutrients and a whole lot of love there towards the back of my front lawn in quite a dry patch.