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Greenkeeper's Handy Tips

Your Soil / Our Soil

  • Sandy free draining
  • Your soil very similar to our soil
  • Use of Balanced fertilisers (10:1:8)
  • N:P:K plus trace elements (Ca, Fe, Mg,Mn)
  • Use higher “P” for new lawns and renovations
  • Use higher “K” for leaf strengthening (pre winter)
  • Applications of a well balanced fertiliser 3-4 times a year will keep your lawn healthy all year round.
  • Alternating Gypsum & Dolomite applications helps keep soils balanced
  • Using a wetting agent helps to prevent dry spots
  • N:P:K and micro nutrients
  • Application rate
  • Targeted areas
  • Watering in (Don’t be a Wally!!)
  • Be environmentally aware

 

Label Identification

  • Active ingredient very important
  • Using label rates
  • Any other special precautions
  • Environmental awareness
  • Warm season grasses for our climate
  • Hybrid Couch (Wintergreen, Legend etc.)
  • Buffalo’s (Sir Walter, Matilda etc.)
  • New grass types like Paspalum’s & Zoysias

All drought tolerant

 

Irrigation

  • Deep V’s Shallow irrigation
  • Encourages good root growth!
  • Water quality, what do you use bore or potable water? If you use bore water it is always good to give your lawn a flush with fresh water every now and then!
  • Can’t beat a good dose of rain to freshen your lawn up!

 

Native Plants

  • The use of native plants is the best way to have a healthy garden all year round.
  • Once established native plants require very little watering as they are drought tolerant (survival of the fittest!)

 

The following are native to Bribie Island

  • Leptospermum
  • Forest Boronia
  • Wallum Wedge
  • Woombye
  • Devils Rice
  • Patersonia
  • Paperbark
  • Lily
  • Spreading Flax
  • Vanilla Lily
  • Long Leaved Matrush
  • Weeping Baeckea
  • Panicum
  • Villarsia
  • Curlywigs & Foxtails
  • Juncus
  • Pandanus Palm
  • Swordsedge, Grey Sedge & Sword Grass