Lawn Care and Maintenance for Perth

Lawn Care and Maintenance for Perth

Perth has relatively clearly defined seasons, with a hot dry summer working into a cool, wet winter – making lawn care management easy to do.

Here is a simple care guide on how to look after the different varieties.

BUFFALO LAWN CARE FOR PERTH

Mowing

For maintenance mowing of your Buffalo lawn, cut to 2cm-5cm in sun or light shade, or 5cm-7cm in heavier shade.

It is recommended that you mow your Buffalo turf every 5-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months

Fertilising

To remain strong and healthy, Buffalo lawn needs to be fed with fertiliser.

Use a complete fertiliser in early April (Autumn) and early September (early Spring) and if you need a quick green-up use a fertiliser high in nitrogen to promote a lush green lawn.

Watering

Once established, Buffalo is drought tolerant – but, like all plants, needs water. Requirements will vary depending on environmental factors.

Be aware of a drying climate and water your Buffalo lawn accordingly.

Remember, infrequent deep watering of your Buffalo lawn promotes a healthy lawn and a strong deep-rooted system. Watering time is best in the early morning.

Don’t water your Buffalo grass in the evening as it only promotes fungi.

Laying

In Perth, Buffalo grass can be installed at any time but note that during winter it will take longer to establish due to the cooler soil.

KENDA KIKUYU LAWN CARE FOR PERTH CLIMATE

Mowing

Cut to 2.5cm-5cm every 7-10 days in the warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in cold months.

Fertilising

Fertiliser is recommended twice a year: once in early April (Autumn) and once in September (Spring).

Watering

Kenda is drought tolerant once established – but, like all plants, needs water. Requirements will vary depending on environmental factors.

Be aware of a drying climate and water your Kenda lawn accordingly.

Remember, infrequent deep watering of your Kenda lawn promotes a healthy lawn and a strong deep-rooted system. Watering time is best in the early morning.

Laying

In Perth, Kikuyu grass can be installed at any time but note that during winter it will take longer to establish due to the cooler soil.

ZOYSIA LAWN CARE FOR PERTH

Mowing

Mow your Zoysia lawn to 2cm-5cm in sun, or 5cm-7cm in shade – lower cuts will resemble a Couch lawn, higher cuts will resemble a Fescue lawn with longer leaf blades.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months, and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.

Fertilising

Fertiliser is recommended twice a year, with an additional application if the lawn is subject to high levels of wear and tear or you want a quick green-up.

Watering

Zoysia is highly drought tolerant once established – but, like all plants, needs water.

Requirements will vary depending on environmental factors.

Be aware of a drying climate and water your lawn accordingly. Remember, infrequent deep watering of your Zoysia lawn promotes a healthy lawn and a strong deep-rooted system.

Watering time for your Zoysia turf is best in the early morning.

Laying

In Perth it is best to not lay Zoysia turf between the months of 15 May to 15 August.

For more fast facts and Q&As on our varieties –

Prestige Soft Leaf Buffalo

Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo

Empire Zoysia

Nara Native Zoysia

Kenda Kikuyu

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