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Holes and dead patches in your lawn?
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Holes and dead patches in your lawn?

By on Mar 13, 2015 in Lawn Tips & News |

If you’ve noticed holes in the lawn and maybe have patches too then you can almost guarantee you’ve got a thousand more dinner guests than you invited! Porina, Grass Grub and Black Beetle don’t need their names on the invitation list – they turn up anyway and do three courses every day – some come up mainly at night and eat above the ground while others (Grass Grub especially) just keep munching away on juicy roots out of site until your lawn is … well stuffed! We can administer fatal indigestion to your uninvited guests and sour the menu to prevent them and their friends turning up at your restaurant. Lorne really is a Master Chef!! Phone 021-304-551 to order (no...

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Watering Your Lawn in the Summer
Lorne

Watering Your Lawn in the Summer

By on Dec 9, 2014 in Lawn Tips & News |

The other day I drove past someone who had just sown a new lawn – they had done a great job –it was beautifully level, had well finished edges and a nice firm even tilth ready to jump into life and impress everyone. But NO – it won’t happen – what a shame – it’s the beginning of summer and the warmer weather and windy days mean that there are high evapotranspiration rates – and there she was standing with a hand-held hose! Bless her – she had done everything right up until now and already the lawn is doomed because of lack of water. The lawn area looked to be around 250-300m2 and at normal tap pressure she needed to stand there about 4 hours to put on just 10mm of water – barely more than the daily water loss to atmosphere. A real shame but repeated a thousand times every year. I called in on my way home to offer some help but no one home. I’ll try again next time I’m passing – such a shame to see good money go down the gurgler, let alone the disappointment for those that have done the hard work. If you have a new lawn (or an old one) and you’re concerned about it not getting enough water over the hot season, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your irrigation...

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Lawn Care Around Fruit Trees
Lorne

Lawn Care Around Fruit Trees

By on Nov 6, 2013 in Lawn Tips & News |

With all the citrus and other fruit falling off trees at the moment (and all year round) we thought it’d be a good time to address how to best manage your fruit trees in regards to lawn care. Andy, of Lawn Fix Tauranga, says that the best way to stop a fruit tree effecting your lawn is to cut it down, but there are far less steps to take! Picking fallen fruit off the ground is a good start. Where the fruit sits and rots, the lawn underneath isn’t getting sun. Not only that, but extra bugs and worms that are brought to the surface can ruin the grass, turning it to dirt or compost – you’ll often see white, dead or black grass underneath when you pick the fruit up if it’s been there a while. Regular pruning to allow sunlight to shine through will benefit your lawn greatly. I was amazed at the difference when I pruned my massive grapefruit tree last weekend. There are some grasses that are better suited to shady areas than others. If your lawn isn’t growing under your trees, talk to Lawn Fix today about your options – we’re happy to give you advice about caring for your lawn, and will provide a no obligation quote if you need some work done to get your lawn looking lush and green. Click here to contact Lawn...

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Lawn Flooding and Puddles
Andy

Lawn Flooding and Puddles

By on Jun 20, 2013 in Lawn Tips & News |

All this rain is causing puddles and flooding to appear all over the place. If this is happening on your lawn, there isn’t much you can do about it in the short term, other than making sure your drains and sink holes are clear and free of debris. Good drains and leveling out hollows will help prevent puddles in the future. If all else fails, put on your gummies and go...

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Autumn & Winter Lawn Care Advice
Andy

Autumn & Winter Lawn Care Advice

By on Jun 17, 2013 in Lawn Tips & News |

The seasons have changed, and the cold seems to have set up camp for a while! It’s a time when not much attention is given to your lawn, but, while you’re snuggled up in front of the fire, your poor lawn is out there in the wind and rain. Here are a few things you can do to look after your lawn during the Autumn season. Mowing through winter is important in order to keep the lawn clean & healthy. Sharp blades are essential, this ensures a clean cut (helps to minimise fungal infection), catch clippings and mow when dry. Never cut too short !!! Rake up Fallen leaves to minimise shading, if the leaf litter is left on the lawn the underlying grass will become weak giving rise to thinning of desired species. Ensure your irrigation systems are turned off, and be sure to have them serviced prior to next season. Grass browning off in patches is common sight at this time of year, this could be disease break outs. Fungal sprays curative and prevention are always good practice to keep them healthy. Winter fertiliser application will keep the lawns fertility stable over the cooler months. Look after those lawns, so they stay lush and green for the summer. If you need any advice or help, don’t hesitate to call...

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