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Welcome to the sixth episode of the Turf Vlogs! In our last episode, we delved into the key components that make up your soil. As summer heats up and your grass grows frantically, you may be wondering if it's time for a lawn renovation. If your lawn has developed thatch, been hit by grub or fungal issues, or simply needs revitalising, then a renovation may be necessary. Before starting, it's important to identify the cause of deterioration, such as poor drainage or grass damage from contractor work. This ensures that you can carry out a curative program accordingly and help your grass recover from any stress it has experienced.
There are six key parts to a successful lawn renovation. First, address any current issues with your grass, such as fungal issues, lawn grubs, deficiencies, or weeds. Next, dethatch your lawn by lowering the height of cut and using a dethatcher. After removing dead matter, aerate your lawn by either solid tine or coring. Once the holes are in the profile, fill them in with top dress material. To aid in grass recovery, add minerals to adjust any mineral deficiencies and apply a good quality slow-release fertiliser. Finally, water your lawn more frequently but with less water each time.
This is just a brief overview of the steps involved in spring renovation. Every situation is unique, so the experts at The Garden Superstore would love to talk to you and recommend what's best for your lawn. Thank you for tuning in, and we look forward to seeing you next time!