By Anthony, LOOKB4 Founder
What is your go-to social post? Even if you don’t put anything up regularly, I bet there is something that you must post every time the opportunity arises.
Maybe it’s checking in at the Qantas International Business Lounge or posting ‘Happy Fri-Yay!’ with an image of a perfect Negroni on your garden table. Perhaps you are like my good friend Sarah… I think I’ve seen around 30 photos of her feet with background beach views.
I have been guilty of all the above at times but not anymore as I have discovered my new social post obsession… Lawn P*rn.
Yep, it’s actually a thing and I am not alone in my love of green grass. Thousands of manicured lawn images are posted every day. Gorgeous green lawns are no longer the preserve of golf clubs and country estates. With the right equipment and some insider knowledge, anyone can have a lawn that will make their neighbours green with envy.
So, what’s the secret? Is it all about water, fertiliser, and lost weekends?
No, it’s actually quite simple. The key to a beautiful lawn is regularity. Dedicate some time each week to your lawn and you will be rewarded with a space that you can be proud of.
If you are new to the world of Lawn P*rn, here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Mow regularly
This may seem obvious but it’s important to mow your lawn on a regular basis. How often you need to mow will depend on the time of year and the type of grass you have. For example, Kikuyu will need to be mowed every 7 to 10 days in summer and every 2 to 5 weeks in winter. Buffalo grows faster so it will need attention every 5 to 7 days in summer and every 2 weeks in winter. For all grasses though, the rule of thumb in the warmer months is to trim a little and trim regularly.
2. Keep your mower blades sharp
If you want a clean cut and a healthy lawn, it’s important to keep your mower blades sharp. Dull blades will tear the grass rather than cutting it cleanly, which can damage the grass and make it more susceptible to disease.
3. Water deeply but infrequently
Watering deeply but infrequently is the key to a healthy lawn. How often you need to water will depend on the weather and the type of grass you have. In general, grasses should be watered once or twice a week, depending on conditions.
4. Fertilise regularly
Fertilising your lawn will give it the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and green. How often you need to fertilise will depend on the type of grass you have. In general, warm-season grasses should be fertilised every 6-8 weeks while cool-season grasses should be fertilised every 8-10 weeks.
5. Aerate the lawn
Aerating your lawn will help to improve drainage and reduce compaction. It’s a good idea to aerate your lawn once or twice a year, depending on the amount of traffic it gets.
6. Control weeds
Weeds are the enemy of a beautiful lawn so it’s important to control them. The best way to do this is to keep your lawn well-trimmed all year round. If they start to take over, because you have dropped the ball with your mowing routine, you will have to pull them up by hand or use a herbicide that is safe for grasses.
7. Be patient
A beautiful lawn doesn’t happen overnight – it takes time, effort, and patience. So stick to your routine and you will eventually be rewarded with a lawn that you can be proud of.
If you are looking at ways to take some of the hard work out of lawn care and get perfect golf course style lawns, you can do what I did and get a Robot Mower. From small gardens to acreage, these automated helpers can do it all for you without raising a sweat. Best of all they work silently and go night and day so that your lawn is always in tip top condition.
Check out 50+ Robot Mowers on LOOKB4. Compare features and prices direct from retailers before speaking to other Lawn Lovers and getting your questions answered.