A beautiful lawn is one of the most desired features of any homeowner's garden.
Many people see a lawn that is green and well groomed as their pride and joy — something to be proud of and show off to the neighbourhood.
But there are certains thing you have to do to keep that lawn looking lush and green, so to help you with this we’ve put together a maintenance list to help keep your lawn looking lush all year round.
The Right Mower
The key to proper lawn care is choosing just the right mower for your needs. At Sunshine Coast Mowers, we recommend the Honda HRR216, which features a large, durable steel 21” cutting deck, which is lightweight and robust enough to easily manoeuvre around your lawn. It's the mower of choice for most lawn maintenance contractors.
It is equipped with a generous 67-litre catcher bag, meaning that you’ll spend less time emptying the catcher than you would with many competitor models. Even if you only save yourself one trip to empty the catcher on each mow, your back will thank you in the long run.
No matter if you’re in the suburbs, in the country or on the land, if you’re after a reliable, long-lasting mower that’s sure to get the job done every time, the HRR216 is for you.
Regular cutting of the lawn is important because it thickens the grass, little and often is better than all in one go. Switch directions and patterns each time you mow, so that the grass straws aren’t pushed in the same direction every time. For each cut, the rule of thumb is to shorten the stem by around half to two-thirds to about five centimetres. In the middle of the summer, you might want to keep the grass a little longer, as it withstands periods of drought better.
Cutting the grass removes nutrients from the grass, nutrients that have to be replaced in order to achieve maximum growth. So, from the beginning of summer, you should fertilise the lawn every four or five weeks. Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous are necessary.
If you want a lawn that is lush and green all summer, watering is important. How often you need to water your lawn depends on temperature and humidity. When the grass needs water, it will begin to take on a blue-grey tint, and the older leaf blades on the plant will begin to curl up or wilt. If you have planted a new lawn, you will usually need to water once a day so the seeds can germinate and a good solid root system can form.
With persistence and the right techniques the battle against weeds in your lawn might actually be won. Most weeds can be removed using mechanical means. Ask us at Sunshine Coast Mowers for assistance with picking out these machines.
Buy your lawn mowers and equipment from Sunshine Coast Mowers - we stock equipment options for your mower as well as offering service and maintenance on all equipment sold.