There are many lawn lovers out there who would love to have the best-looking lawn on their street or suburb. So, Colin is visiting Hartfield Golf Club, in Forrestfield, Western Australia to get the inside information on how to reach that next level and learn how to maintain it just like the professionals do.
Colin is with Nick Kinley, the Hartfield Golf Club Superintendent to find how he manages to keep the course looking so well. Nick explains how his team of professionals follow a regular maintenance regime to always keep the lawns and grass in prime condition.
There are three different types of grass at Hartfield Golf Club including bent grass on the greens, Santa Anna couch on the tees and kikuyu on the fairways. Nick and his team follow different mowing and watering regimes according to the lawns varying speed of growth, watering requirements and wear from both foot traffic and golfers.
Regular mowing to only remove no more than one third of the grass leaf at any one time ensures the grass growth remains strong and avoids weakening the grass. The greens are mowed once every day and the tees 2-3 times per week with an 11 or 15 bladed cylinder mower and the fairways once per week. For a top home lawn mowing at least once per week in the growing season is recommended.
The heavy machinery, golfers and oils from decaying leaves can cause dry spots and compaction resulting in patchy areas that would stand out on a lush green golf course like this and cause problems for the golfers. So, if your home lawn has similar spots caused by heavy foot traffic from playing sport, the family BBQ, parked cars even pets running the same backyard track, you can solve all these problems quite easily with a regular application of a combined fertilizer and wetting agent like Scotts Lawn Builder + Wetting Agent.
Scotts Lawn Builder + Wetting Agent can be used on all types of lawn and the professional grade wetting agent can also help to reduce water-run-off and pooling, encouraging a deeper root system as the water penetrates further into the soil. By applying a wetting agent, your lawn will require less water and become more tolerant of drought conditions.
At Hartfield Golf Club they need to keep the course looking beautiful and a nice deep green colour all year round. So, if your home lawn has been a little off colour or yellowing during the winter months, there is something that you can do about it. The boosted iron in Scotts Lawn Builder + Wetting Agent will make your lawn a dark green colour within a couple of days just like the course here at Hartfield.
The Scotts patented timed-release nitrogen continues to feed your lawn for up to 3 months, without burning or surge growth. This helps promote a stronger and thicker lawn which is more responsive to wear.
Colin asked Nick how often he recommended that gardeners fertilize their lawns at home to get their own lawn looking as good as those at Hartfield Golf Club. Nick explained that just by using Lawn Builder + Wetting Agent as little as four times per year, they can have their home lawn looking as good as ones there.
So, if you love your home lawn and want to take it the next level and be the best in your street, follow the professional’s choice like Nick at Hartfield Golf Club and use Lawn Builder + Wetting Agent four times per year and your neighbours will be green with envy.
Scotts Lawn Builder + Wetting Agent is available at Bunnings stores throughout Australia and you can find out more at lovethegarden.com.au