Spring Lawn Care Tips (1)

Spring is one of the busiest times in the garden. Here are a range of things to be on the look out for with your lawn.

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Time to fertilise lawns with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Lawn Food. The rich organic matter will help improve the soil and give a gentle green up. Rainy weather is ideal for fertilising lawns.


Weed control

Control broadleaf weeds in lawns, like dandelion, clover, capeweed and thistles, in Browntop, Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass lawns with Yates Weed n Feed Double Action Hose On. Control them now before they have a chance to set seed. Remember the kids complaining about prickles in the lawn over Summer?  Spring is also the time to control Onehunga Weed before they flower and set seed, which is the prickle with Yates Prickle Weedkiller Concentrate.


Insect control

Apply Yates Insect Killer for Lawns to control adult African Black Beetle. Armyworm, and Porina caterpillar. Porina emerge from a burrow in the soil and graze on your grass at night leaving bare patches that if not dealt with will invite weeds into your lawn. Curl grub and Armyworm chew through grass roots, creating dead and dying patches and lawn that can be rolled back like a carpet. 


Treat the Soil

Soil underneath lawns can become compacted over winter, and over summer water repellent, particularly when the weather has been dry. This means that moisture can’t effectively reach the lawn’s roots. Treat the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Lawn Food, to encourage deeper rooting and more resilience to dry weather and the organic material will help improve drainage and porosity  


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Yates Insect Killer for Lawns

A fast-acting, highly effective insecticide for use on home garden lawns. The granular formulation kills insect pests on contact.

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