Spring Lawn Care and Father’s Day Giveaway

Sponsored by Turf Australia

We love our lawn and garden and spend a lot of time outside in the warmer months. Our green lawn stands out in our street as most of our neighbours have used artificial turf.  A well maintained lawn really adds value to your home and gives increased street appeal. Did you know that lawns have a cooling effect, saving you approximately 25% in cooling costs?

Last year we had our front garden landscaped and it is looking really green and lush. Our back garden has been in for 10 years and our lawn needs a bit of love and care to get it back to its original standard as you can see below.

We had a visit this week from John and Christine from Turf Australia, to give us some spring lawn care tips so that we can restore our back lawn to its former glory before we start our summer entertaining.

8 Spring Lawn Care Tips

  • Spring is the time to get your lawn mower serviced and the blades sharpened so that it is ready for the increased mowing you will be doing over summer
  • In early spring, mow lightly, trimming only the leaf tips so as to avoid getting brown patches that may take weeks to recover
  • Aerate the soil with a garden fork to improve lawn health and discourage weed growth
  • Pull up the winter weeds
  • Use a light, slow release fertiliser on the lawn in early spring to improve colour and growth
  • Apply wetting agent
  • Top dress your lawn to repair holes or uneven areas
  • If you have any dead patches, remove the dead grass and fill with good quality soil. If the area is large consider buying a roll of turf to fill in the area.

The weather should be fine this weekend so we hope to make a start with our spring lawn care – first up will be improving our dead patches!

Turf Australia are sponsoring a fantastic giveaway for A Spoonful of Sugar Readers. One lucky reader will win a $250 Bunnings Voucher for their dad for Fathers Day. If you would like to be in the running to win the Bunnings Voucher, log into the giveaway box below with your email address or facebook account and follow the steps. Do as many of the giveaway options as you wish. Giveaway is open to Australian residents only until August 29, and the winner will be announced here on the blog and by email on August 30. Good Luck!

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Comments

  1. says

    What abreast giveaway. I’d like to get rid of the weeds and have a actual lawn. At the moment we are mainly moving tufts of wide leaf grass rather than fine soft lawn.

  2. says

    Our once lush back lawn needs top dressing because we have an 18 month old rescue dog who has been with us for 6 months and who despite his size is finally experiencing his ‘puppyhood’ so the back lawn looks a bit like a Lunar landscape.

  3. says

    Having a laugh at the neighbours’ artificial grass – we joke about using it at our house all the time, but I could never bring myself to actually do it. So we got sheep instead!

  4. says

    What a great giveaway! I would love to put in some more garden and a couple of small fruit trees in our front yard this year. The lawn really needs digging up and levelling but I want to get the garden marked out first. The kids trampoline is also in the front yard as our back area is not big enough, so I want to make a tanbark area for this to go on also.

  5. says

    My backyard has been neglected as I have a total brown thumb. I would get rid of all the weeds along the back fence and plant some vegetables beds.

  6. says

    My backyard has been neglected as I have a total brown thumb. I would get rid of all the weeds along the back fence and plant some vegetables beds.

  7. says

    Our front Garden, barely there…
    Weeds sprouting everywhere!
    How to lose the weeds and make the grass grow…?
    The lovely team at Bunnings may know…!

  8. says

    A good fetilize and a few hours hard work topped up with some lovely punnets to replace the brown leaves that seem to be everywhere lately

  9. says

    I would improve our little patch of lawn so that it is really nice to walk on. We are working on some decking at the moment and are already planing on laying some turf to really set it off.

  10. says

    What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to enter! If I was to update our garden, I’d plant some more shade loving shrubs and look at shade loving lawn too!

  11. says

    I live in an apartment so don’t have a garden as much as I would like to, though I do have quite a few planter pots that could do with some more love and care. I love growing my own herbs and other fresh food that I can.

  12. says

    I’d like some pavers for the boggy patches in the Wet Season! Also love the look of Zoysia grass & would like to find a suitable spot for some of it somewhere.

  13. says

    Our new house has massive mango, lemon and lime trees but they have a kind of soot on the trunk and leaves, and many of the branches are dead. I’d like some advice on how to reinvigorate them.

  14. says

    I have a picture in my mind of a warm spring day when I open the windows to allow the perfumed spring breeze permeate through the house. To achieve this dream I would like to plant a perfume garden, with lush year round foliage to enliven my front yard.

  15. says

    We’d use better quality turf to start with – there is a small strip of the really good stuff round the side of the house, and no amount of neglect can make that stuff look bad! I wish we had sp[lurged for the whole yard

  16. says

    I actually PLAN to update the garden, so this would be perfect! My mum is taking her first holiday in over 20 years in October, and I’m hoping to do a backyard blitz while she’s gone! Our sad old lawn is in a desperate state at the moment ( http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h112/syd_and_lauren/IMG_1606_zps3737ec24.jpg ) and I’d love to replace the dilapidated shed too and put pavers down the side passage so mum won’t have to mop the floor every day after my dogs track mud in!

    Thanks for the chance!

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