Lawncare Tips

Check here for the latest Lawncare Tips and FAQ’s, should you have any specific questions regarding care of your lawn please complete the form and submit.

Where can I get more general gardening information?

There are many local websites that contain a wealth of useful information a good place to start is the ABC Gardening Australia site.

How often should I water my lawn?

Only water in accordance with the recommended watering days specified by the Water Corporation or you may incur fines. Check their website for the most up to date information. Currently home owners with a bore can water up to 3 times a week, without a bore you can water up to twice a week. The current recommendation is to run each station for 10 minutes for pop up sprinklers.

Why do I need to have my lawn vertimowed?

Over time, often many years, most types of lawn grown in WA become thatched and matted. This can be a serious problem as it prevents water and fertilizer being carried down to the roots where it must go to be of any use to the grass. This matted material is also a haven for fungus and diseases and should be removed for optimum health of the lawn.

What time of year should vertimowing be carried out?

Ideally vertimowing is done in spring and summer, i.e. from the beginning of September to the end of February, as the weather at this time causes the least amount of stress on the lawn and it will recover quickly.

How long will the lawn take to recover after vertimowing?

Depending on the weather and the quality of the fertilizer and soil wetter, the lawn should need mowing again 2 – 4 weeks after vertimowing.

How often should my lawn be vertimowed?

For optimum health of the lawn, vertimowing should be carried out every 2 years.

How should I care for my lawn after vertimowing?

The vertimowing contractor should apply a top quality fertilizer and soil wetting agent which will last for 6 – 8 weeks. After this time we recommend that you apply a low phosphate fertilizer at the rate of 2kg per 100m2 every 6 – 8 weeks during the growing season.

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