Three signs your lawn needs water

Forget the complex turf tips and advice. This weeks turf tip is three signs to look out for to be able to tell if your lawn needs water, especially during the dry season.


Is your lawn looking yellow?

If you are like me and you sometimes miss the early warning signs (or worse see them and forget), then you might have a more drastic sign. If your lawn starts to get some yellow patches you should definitely get some water in fast.Yellow is also a sign your lawn needs some nutrients, so it might be a good idea to consider fertilising as well. But a good first step with your lawn not looking its best is to always get some water into it.

A lawn that is turning yellow from drying out will soon bounce back if you give it a deep water. Your lawn can be quite resilient, especially the more drought tolerant varieties like Sir Walter and TifTuf. So if you take a long holiday, or maybe just forget all about turning on the sprinkler and your lawn turns yellow the trick is to, water, water and more water.

Is your Sir Walter looking thin?

If you have a Sir Walter or buffalo lawn the big sign your lawn needs water is the blade starts to thin out. If your Sir Walter lawn is starting to look like a couch lawn it’s a pretty good sign you need pump the water in. If your Sir Walter is looking thin all it needs is a little water to get back to looking its best. If your Sir Walter is well watered it will keep its nice broad leaf shape. In the warm weather remember, if you are thirsty so is your lawn!

Is your couch grass looking silver? 

For couch grass the big sign your lawn needs water is if it starts to look silver. With the blade already thin it can’t get thinner so the best sign your couch grass needs a drink is it gets a silver sheen.Now it won’t go as silver as your jewellery, it will be more of a silver tinge to the leaf. So if your couch lawn has a silver sheen or tinge to it give it a nice big drink to help it get back to full health.
If in doubt in the answer is always the same: water, water, water. And don’t just give the leaf a splash, it is always best to give a deep watering once a week. Many turf varieties will survive with less, but without significant rain events a good deep water every week will keep your lawn in its best condition.

 

For more great advice you can also check out “How much to water you lawn


Need a green lawn ASAP?

Need a green lawn as soon as possible for a special an event? You can get a head start on a greener lawn with our fantastic product Colourguard PLUS. Colourguard PLUS is a 100% organic and non-toxic grass colourant which now has the addition of a soluble fertiliser. This combination of a robust blend of vital micro nutrients with an organically derived pigment will improve both the appearance and health of the turf.

ColourGuard PLUS is easy to apply and will stay green for up to 3 months per application that will keep your lawn looking fantastic year-round. This is a great product to help green up your lawn if you’re planning on selling your house or have a special occasion. Colourguard PLUS can be purchase via our online store or at our head office in Acacia Ridge.

 

To get more advice on signs your lawn needs water or to order a new lawn call our team on (07) 3114 8230. You can also to pop in and order in person at our sales office on 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge. The office opens Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturday 7am to 12pm.

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