We always tell our customers the key to properly establishing their newly laid turf is simple – Water, Water, Water! This ensures that the turf has a healthy foundation and is able to thrive in it’s new environment. But what happens when a few days of heavy rain has your turf looking a little bit worse for wear? Too much rainfall can be harmful for your lawn, so we have a few tips to ensure your turf has a better chance of recovery.
Increased watering often causes your turf to experience excessive growth, so it’s really important to ensure you don’t let you turf grow too long. Mowing your lawn before it reaches an unhealthy length is imperative to preventing your lawn from yellowing. Doing some research on your turf’s preferred length can help you to decide whether or not it’s time to mow – remembering that particularly Wintergreen Couch, but also
King’s Pride and Kikuyu prefer to be mowed short, as apposed to Palmetto which prefers to be left with a longer leaf.
During these period of rain, your turf may experience a loss of nutrients that generally encourages repair and growth, so applying a fertiliser over the lawn can aid in keeping your turf healthy after experiencing wet weather.
It’s also a good idea to avoid lawn compaction when the turf is damp, so avoid parking your car or boat on the lawn after it’s just endured a downpour.
Lastly, ensuring that you remove the lawn mower clippings once you have mowed aids in the recovery of the turf.
If you have any questions regarding the care of your turf, you can call us on 1800 800 968.