Autumn Lawn Care

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Keeping your lawn looking fantastic – controlling lawn diseases and a good autumn feed

Lawn disease control

Milder temperatures and any rainfall and humidity during autumn can promote the development and growth of lawn diseases. Lawn diseases include brown patch, winter fusarium, dollar spot and anthracnose. Lawn diseases can be hard to diagnose as signs can be similar to that of other lawn problems such as damage from insect pests like curl grubs and armyworm.

Common lawn disease symptoms include areas of small discoloured, brown, dead or dying patches in the lawn. Lawn diseases can spread and also reoccur year after year, so it’s important to get them under control to keep your lawn healthy and looking fantastic.

Here’s how to help reduce the incidence of lawn diseases:

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Feeding your lawn in autumn
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Giving your lawn a good feed in autumn will not only promote lovely green growth, it will also help to prepare it for the cool winter months ahead.

During April the air temperatures are milder but in most areas the soil still retains enough warmth to encourage lawn growth, including the roots.

It’s important to feed lawns with a ‘complete’ lawn food, that contains the correct balance of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). Nitrogen promotes a rich green lawn, phosphorus encourages a strong root system and potassium promotes strong, healthy growth.

Munns has a great range of complete lawn fertilisers, including:

Munns Golf Course Green is an organically enriched lawn fertiliser that contains a special blend of ingredients to promote healthy growth without extra mowing. It also contains a wetting agent to improve moisture penetration and reduce dry spots, as well as trace elements like iron. It’s ideal for feeding all types of lawns.

Munns Buffalo Green® has been specially developed to feed warm season grasses like buffalo, couch and kikuyu. It’s rich in nitrogen to provide rapid results, with the added benefits of an organic wetting agent and trace elements.

Both Munns Golf Course Green and Munns Buffalo Green can be used year round to help keep your lawn in deep green tip top condition.


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