Winter? Brown Grass? Have these two things come ALL at once for you? Have a listen to Michael on how to keep your grass from losing colour and staying healthy through the cooler months
Welcome back to another Turf vlog! As the cold weather sets in, it's time to prepare for the winter months. Your grass may look dead or brown in patches due to the drop in soil temperatures and reduced sunlight, but don't worry - it's most likely just dormant. This means your lawn is protecting itself against frost and winter elements by shutting down to prevent moisture and energy loss.
In Queensland, most of our lawn varieties are warm season grasses that slow down in growth with cooler temperatures and some will even go dormant. But let's face it, nobody wants a brown lawn through winter. That's why it's important to add winter fertiliser now. When choosing a fertiliser, opt for a controlled-release one with lower nitrogen and a high potassium. The high potassium helps resist disease and drought, strengthens cells, and takes up nitrogen. Avoid high nitrogen-based fertilisers as they can stress and weaken an already weak plant.
One of our best-selling winter fertiliser is the TurfStar Hi-K Turf Fertiliser, which comes in a 25-kilo bag. It's a slow-release mini fertiliser rich in polyhalite, a unique natural source of potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sulfur for a healthy and resistant turf. A proportion of the nitrogen is coated using polyester technology, resulting in fine dust-free particles that show results even when the ground temperature is low. Independent of climatic factors, Turfstar improves the quality of your turf.
If your lawn is looking hungry coming into winter or it's part of your program, look no further than the Florafert TurfStar Hi-K. Knowing exactly what your lawn needs can be tricky, but the team is here to help you get the best possible advice for your lawn. Thank you for listening, and we look forward to having you tune in next time!