How to maintain your lawn

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How to maintain your lawn

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Project Overview

A good lawn is a fantastic spot for entertaining, a place for your kids to play on, it looks great and it can also keep the heat down around your house. We can show you some simple ways to promote growth in your lawn and make sure it is looking healthy.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Aerate your lawn
2 Add fertiliser to your lawn
3 Add lawn builder and wetting agent to your lawn
4 Water your lawn
  • Step 1. Aerate your lawn

    Aerating is a simple way to promote healthy root growth in your lawn. The best way to do this is with an aerator. Push the aerator spikes down into your lawn every 30cm. This allows water and nutrients to enter the roots quickly and be more effective.
  • Step 2. Add fertiliser to your lawn

    Next you need to apply some organic fertiliser. Some fertiliser products can be attached directly to your hose. This is really handy because it mixes the fertiliser with water and can be evenly sprayed onto your lawn.
  • Step 3. Add lawn builder and wetting agent to your lawn

    Lawn builder helps to promote growth in new lawns, but works well on established lawns as well. Make sure you read the packet instructions first to find out much you should be applying. Using the applicator, walk and turn the handle at a steady pace around your lawn so you get a nice even spread. A wetting agent is used on lawns only if your soil seems to be repelling water. This can also be spread across your lawn with the applicator.

  • Step 4. Water your lawn

    To promote healthy growth, you need to water in the fertilisers that you have applied to your lawn. If you miss this step, they could potentially burn the lawn. Make sure you give the surface a good soaking and it will thrive in no time.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Aerator

Materials

  • Organic fertiliser
  • Slow-release fertiliser
  • Wetting agents
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