Published on 26 April 2022
Autumn is an important time when it comes to lawn care, according to our in-house turf expert Nigel Knape.
And Nigel knows a thing or two about growing lawns. He heads up our Irrigation and Turf Management Team, which looks after 35 hectares of local sporting fields and 57 hectares of irrigated reserves across our City.
With qualifications in horticulture and turf management, the team’s working days revolve around fertiliser, watering and mowing schedules to make sure our sporting fields and reserves are in the best condition possible, despite very high usage rates.
“Late April and early May is the best time to get your lawn ready for dormancy over the cooler months. The way your lawn goes into dormancy is the way it will come out in spring,” says Nigel.
“There’s still a bit of warmth in the soil so it’s a great time to prep your lawn. Things like mower height and adding the right fertiliser will make a big difference to lawns throughout winter and early spring.”
Nigel has provided some simple tips below to help keep your lawns looking lush and healthy over the cooler months.
These tips are for Kikuyu or Couch grasses, the most common local types of warm-season grasses grown in Adelaide.
Nigel’s lawn tips
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