It’s that time of year, the weather is starting to get cooler, the trees are losing their leaves. Autumn has come to Western Australia. With the changing conditions, you might be wondering what you can do to help take care of your lawn during this time. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to not only help care for your lawn during this time but to help make it thrive.
Recover From Summer
Perth is the driest major city in Australia and that can take a heavy toll on your lawn. Add to that the fact that summer includes the busy holiday season so between Christmas, New Years and Australia Day, your lawn might see a whole lot of foot traffic. Just try to keep any vehicle traffic to a minimum, although we all have that one mate who parks wherever they want.
This can leave your lawn in a pretty sorry state, so repairing that damage is going to be the first order of business. You’re most likely going to need to re-hydrate the soil and add more nutrients. The good news is, with a little bit of care, and maybe some help from a lawn installation expert, the leaves might change colour but your lawn will remain vibrant and green.
What Can I Feed My Lawn In Autumn?
Autumn is a great time to fertilize your lawn. Your lawn is going to be hungry after summer and using slow-release fertilizers can help keep your lawn thick and healthy into the winter.
When it comes to the type of fertilizer to use you can’t go wrong with most animal-based pelletised manure. Chicken or cow manure being the most common. If you want you can be really fancy and use bat guano as it is full of nitrogen that your lawn is going to love.
What Improvements Can I Make To My Lawn In Autumn?
If the summer has been especially hard on your lawn it may be time to look at getting reticulating sprinklers installed. Autumn in Perth is a great time to get a quote on a sprinkler installation.
It’s also a good time to tackle any landscaping needs such as weeding or laying down new sod. The start of autumn can be a really good time to put down new sod or turf as it avoids the damaging peak heats of summer and it doesn’t dip below zero overnight.
Should You Mow Your Lawn In Autumn?
The short answer to this question is yes, assuming you have a healthy lawn. Some grass will go dormant during the cooler months but that’s not likely to be the case in Perth in Autumn. If you’re following the advice in our above points then you should have a lush and healthy lawn that will continue to grow as you water and fertilize it. Since the grass is still growing it needs to be mowed and maintained.
That’s it! Some simple tips that will help improve the health of all kind of lawns. Perth is a lovely city in the fall and it’s a great time to spend looking after your landscaping needs.