Turf Tips: Pay attention to the weather
This week the phones ran hot with people who did not pay attention to the weather. With the start of autumn, this week there should have been a change in climate. Instead, Brisbane got more of the same dry weather… hot, hot hot!
South East Queensland is unique
The unique climate of South East Queensland makes it vital to pay attention to the weather to keep your lawn in healthy condition. While most parts of the world get four distinct seasons, in Brisbane the seasons are summer and not quite summer. This unique environment creates a unique set of challenges.
Put that winter prep on hold
The introduction of autumn is a usually a reminder of the important preparations you need to make to get your lawn ready for the winter weather ahead. Despite a cooler change in the South East Queensland weather, the warm and dry weather is set to continue putting those preparations on hold.
Water, water, water
While the heatwave broke, the weather remains very warm giving your lawn no respite. In addition, with the forecast rain not eventuating conditions across the region are very dry. It is important to pay attention to the weather at times like this, and to react accordingly with your lawn care.
The only real cure for this extended warm period is water, water, water. Get out the soaker hose, put on a tap timer and give your lawn a deep application of water. The work and water you put into your lawn now will pay dividends in the coming months. The best preparation for winter above all else is a healthy lawn, and one of the main ingredients in a healthy lawn is plenty of water.
Get ready for the real change
While you keep the water up now as the weather remains warm it is important to pay attention to the weather in the coming weeks and months. When we see further cooling in the weather, it will be time to start your winter preparations. Check back in the coming weeks to get more details on the preparations you can put in place to take care of your lawn through winter.
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