Maintaining a waterwise lawn in a dry climate can be a challenge however there are a number of things you can do to help your lawn stay healthy.
Maintaining a healthy lawn
- Water in the early morning before 9am or after 6pm. Watering early allows the moisture to soak through the roots and be available all day. Find your rostered watering days.
- Apply a soil wetting agent at least 3 times a year, particularly at the beginning of spring, beginning of summer and again in mid to late summer.
- Aerate your lawn annually during the spring months. Aerating compacted lawns the soil to better absorb the smaller amount of water it requires to remain healthy.
- Apply a slow release fertiliser every 2 months during the warmer months and once during winter. Apply as per the manufacturers recommendation rate, this is the maximum that should be applied.
- Mow your lawn during summer every 7–21 days to a height of 10–20mm. Remember to keep the mower blades sharp.
For more information visit the Turf Growers Association WA.