How to green up your winter lawn is a common question this time of year. With many of the couch varieties going dormant and yellowing off homeowners and real estate agents are looking for ways to instantly green up their lawn. This week’s turf tip breaks down three options for dealing with a winter lawn that has lost its colour.
Switch to a winter friendly variety
There is a simple way to avoid the annual problem of how to green up your winter lawn. You can replace your existing couch lawn with a winter hardy variety like Sir Walter DNA Certified buffalo or TifTuf Bermuda.
Sir Walter buffalo has long been a great option for year round colour. Its wide leaf has been keeping Australian lawns year round for many years now, only losing lose a little colour in extremely cold weather.
A new option for a year-round green lawn is TifTuf Bermuda. TifTuf is perfect for those people who want a premium lawn but prefer a grass with a fine leaf. Scientifically forged to create a perfect all round lawn requiring minimal inputs, TifTuf’s high concentration of gibberellic acid delivers far superior winter colour to other fine leaf grass varieties.
Instantly green up with ColourGuard
If you have a big event or are trying to sell your home and need to instantly green up your winter lawn, help is at hand. To get instant results and give your lawn a natural looking green up you can use ColourGuard.
Available from our Acacia Ridge sales office ColourGuard is a natural plant-based pigment, that is 100% organic and perfectly safe for the environment, people and pets. It comes in a ready to use spray bottle that you simply clip on your hose and apply. If you accidentally apply it to hard surfaces while applying to your lawn you can simply hose it off.
It will dry in 2 hours of full sunlight once applied, and won’t wash off with rain or water. In fact, once it has been absorbed by your grass it is UV fade resistant and won’t bleed run or stain. ColourGuard is the perfect way to instant results that last.
Wait it out
If you don’t mind the colour and have the patience you can just leave your lawn and it will bounce back. Dormancy is a natural state for many warm season grasses, it is really just your lawn conserving itself during the colder months.
With some regular maintenance as required through winter, your lawn will come through fine, ready to burst back to life and green up when spring comes. For best results ensure you stay on top of the winter weeds through the cooler months, and then give your lawn a boost with fertiliser at the start of spring.
To get some more advice on how to green up your winter lawn or to find out how to install a new lawn in winter 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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