Create lawn envy with these handy tips

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Strengthen the lawn for winter by feeding lawns now. In warm areas it boosts growth keeping the lawn greener for longer during winter and cool seasons grass varieties are just beginning their growing season.

Aerate

Why? to encourage air , water and fertilizer down to the grass roots. Weedy lawns are often a sign of compaction. Go over the lawn with the garden fork, using the tines as spikes. For larger lawns mechanical lawn aerators are available to hire. If your soil is heavy or clay an application of Yates Gypsum Clay Breaker can help improve water penetration and aeration by improving the soil structure.

Weeds

Control broadleaf weeds using Yates Buffalo Pro Weed’n’Feed, which is safe to use on most lawn types, including Buffalo. It controls bindii, clover and other common lawn weeds and is boosted with nitrogen and iron to encourage healthy green growth. The handy hose on 2.4 litre pack treats 120m2 of lawn.

Feed

Autumn is an ideal time to feed lawns as the weather is mild and the soil is still warm enough to keep grass growing. An organic based fertilized both nurtures the soil and feeds the lawn. Dynamic Lifter Super Concentrate Lawn Food (pictured) contains a blend of composted manure and additional nitrogen and potassium, which improves soil and promotes deep, lush green healthy lawn growth. Raise the cutting height of the mower a notch or two and allow the grass to grow a little higher over autumn.

Spot weeding

If you have a small lawn with just a few weeds to control, keep Yates Weedkiller for Lawns Spot Spray handy. It’s an easy to use trigger pack to control bindii, clover, oxalis, and many broadleaf weeds in lawns (not suitable for buffalo lawns).

Autumn is an ideal time to start a new lawn from seed or in warm areas to lay turf. In all areas it’s a good time to sow lawn seed. Whether you are starting a new lawn or over-sowing to repair bare patches in an existing lawn the autumn weather is kinder to the newly germinating grass and it’s easier to keep the lawn moist.

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