Making the Most of Daylight in Autumn

19

APRIL, 2019

Lawn Care
DIY

With autumn here, daylight hours are starting to decrease. With less sunlight for our lawns, they have less energy and therefore less growth. Unfortunately, this leaves grass prone to bare patches and weed invasion. However, there are some simple things we can do to maximise the sunlight that reaches your lawn.

Depending on your variety of lawn, it will require a certain amount of sunlight every day. Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf can survive on as little as 2-3 hours of daylight due to its wide grass blades. Other varieties such as Nullarbor Couch have a thinner grass blade and require more. The more sunlight that reaches your grass, the more energy it has to grow and repair itself.

maximising daylight

Maximising Daylight

It’s important to take some time at the beginning of autumn to ensure your lawn gets as much light as possible.

Remove fallen leaves. As leaves fall, they can create a layer that blocks sunlight from your grass.

Trim surrounding hedges, plants or overhanging branches. By doing so, you’ll minimise the shadows that these plants cast over your lawn.

Avoid over watering. Watering too much or when there isn’t enough daylight will leave your lawn damp and susceptible to disease.

Slowly raise your mowing height. Especially during winter, extra length to the grass blades will be extremely beneficial. With more height, your lawn will be able to absorb more sunlight.

With just a little bit of garden maintenance, you’ll be able to set your lawn up to remain healthy throughout autumn and get as much daylight as possible coming into winter.

 

letting sun reach your lawn

Recommended for you...

Your Go-To Guide for Laying New Turf

facebookWhen is it the right time to lay a new lawn? How much turf will I need for my yard? What is the best way to properly clear the site? Will my current soil be okay for my new lawn? How do I prepare my soil for the new turf? What is the best way to lay my new...

read more

Weed Out Those Winter Weeds

facebookBut how do those weeds get into your yard in the first place? What are some of the more common types of winter weeds? How to Prevent Winter Weeds Controlling Existing Weeds DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn in Winter But how do those weeds get into your...

read more

Your Go-To Guide for Laying New Turf

facebookWhen is it the right time to lay a new lawn? How much turf will I need for my yard? What is the best way to properly clear the site? Will my current soil be okay for my new lawn? How do I prepare my soil for the new turf? What is the best way to lay my new...

read more