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    Don't neglect your lawn over the winter months

    Published on 14 January 2019, Monday, 4:39 AM

    Turf Australia has released a list of tips for garden DIY on the lawn now that we've reached the middle of winter.

    "Cold weather conditions and minimal daylight during winter can really affect your lawn, but there are plenty of ways to make the most of the winter months and get your lawn prepped and ready for spring," said John Keleher, award winning turf grower and president of Turf Australia.

    He says that if you missed the chance to fertilise your lawn in autumn, then you can still do a light fertilising job in winter with a mixture of the right nutrients.

    When it comes time to mow the lawn, consider raising your cutting height slightly, as longer leaf blades will help to protect the roots from frost damage and wear and tear, which helps because the colder months make it harder for the grass to repair after foot traffic.

    Don't forget that your lawn will still need watering - usually around half as much as you would through summer. If it's looking whiter than usual, it may be a sign that it is lacking water or nutrients.

    Lastly, if you are in a particularly cold area, you can use a spray on frost protection so that your grass will be looking great come the first day of summer and for the barbeques that come with it.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.