GARDEN GURU JASON HODGES SHARES LAWN TIPS WITH RYOBI FANS
30 OCTOBER 2021
GET THE BEST LAWN IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM GARDEN GURU JASON HODGES AND RYOBI OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT
Spring is here and it’s all systems go for you and your lawn. By tackling a few simple jobs over the next few weekends, you can transform your lawn, making it look lush and green and more drought tolerant at the same time.
If you’ve got completely bare spots you can buy lawn by the meter from Bunnings and repair it instantly. For worn spots that have a light cover, like wear from pets or a track to the shed, try aerating and resting it. By resting it I mean walk a different path and keep off it. If it’s caused by our four-legged friends put something there as a barrier that will still let the sun hit the grass.
Aerating is an important step for a lawn if the soil is hard and compacted. Aerating helps moisture and nutrients penetrate the soil down to where the grass roots are.
To aerate, a garden fork is a handy tool for smaller to medium lawns. If it’s a big area, a coring machine or motorised aerator could be the answer.
Tip: If you’re hiring one, ask if any of your neighbours want to share the cost, a half-day hire could core a lot of backyards if you’re organised.