Mums love their lawns because they provide a place for their family to create memories.
We want our mum’s lawn to be up to scratch and easy to manage, with more time for the good stuff.
Here’s some gift ideas we are sure she will enjoy this Mother’s Day…
What is core aeration? Should I core my lawn?
Unlike regular aeration, where solid tines simply punch holes in the ground, core aeration removes a plug of soil from your lawn at the same time. Plug or core aerators do this by using hollow tines that puncture the surface and then pull the plugs from the ground on their way back out.
Wetting agents are like a detergent or surfactant that attract water to the soils surface, helping it to soak in.Hydrophobic soils repel water which can lead to serious problems in the garden and lawn.For existing lawns that are hydrophobic, a wetting agent is needed.
Turf research in recent times has focused on finding new varieties of grass that have superior characteristics beneficial to the changing environment. Two key characteristics that researchers are looking for in new turf varieties include – low maintenance through additional inputs (fertilising) and low mowing requirements.
Apply a starter fertiliser to your soil
Once you have a reasonable amount of underlay leveled (we recommend 100mm), apply a starter fertiliser such as Lawn Launcher, this will encourage deeper root growth and really support your lawn in the establishment phase.
Some lawn varieties might look great but can they handle the action from some family pets? Wear and tear, digging, urine burn and faeces are common problems, and sensitive lawns just can’t handle it, especially with large dogs. So choosing a pet friendly and tolerant variety will make life easy for all concerned. Just like humans, some pets may to sensitive to allergies so choosing a low-allergenic variety is the go.
Lawn Solutions Australia
Now that Lawn Solutions Australia has officially launched we are proud to announce that with every sale made at Active Turf, customers are now issued with a Product Warranty Certificate.