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How To Care For High-Traffic Lawns

How To Care For High-Traffic Lawns

If your backyard is a popular gathering spot for your friends and family, where your pets love to run around, and where you spend a lot of time, it's natural for your lawn to show some wear and tear. However, it's important to take proper care of it to keep it healthy. To help you enjoy your time in your yard while maintaining a lush lawn, we've compiled some of our top tips for lawn care.

Tips For Caring For High-Traffic Lawns

Use High-Quality Turf 

When it comes to replacing or laying down new turf, selecting the right grass variety is crucial, especially if the area is frequently subjected to heavy foot traffic. Opting for a resilient and robust grass variety that can self-repair will greatly improve the chances of having a healthy lawn. Examples of such grasses include Sir Walter and Buffalo, both of which are resistant to weeds and can bounce back from regular traffic, resulting in a fresh and clean look for your lawn.

Aerate And Fertilise 

Encouraging strong growth and self-repair in your grass is essential for maintaining a healthy lawn, particularly in high-traffic areas. To achieve this, frequent fertilisation and aeration are recommended. This will provide the necessary air circulation for the grass to grow and stay healthy. Aeration also facilitates proper drainage, which promotes grass root growth. It's best to aerate your lawn during the spring and summer months when the turf is actively growing. Fertilisation should be done every 6-8 weeks, with more frequent applications during autumn.

Mow Carefully 

Maintaining a healthy lawn requires regular mowing, but it's important to mow it correctly to avoid damaging it. It's recommended that you keep the turf at its recommended height and avoid cutting it too short, as this can stress the grass. Additionally, using sharp and well-maintained blades is crucial to achieving a clean cut, as blunt blades can tear the grass. During the summer months, your lawn will require more frequent mowing, whereas as the temperature cools down, it will require less. A good rule of thumb is to mow every 3 to 4 weeks. Browse Bushranger's wide range of lawn mowers to find the perfect unit for your lawn.

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