Navigating the complexities of lawn care in Australia is what we do best at StrathAyr. A common challenge is differentiating seed heads from weeds in a roll out turf. Whether you’ve chosen instant turf or traditional grass turf, this guide helps you identify and manage these natural occurrences.
Seed Heads: What are they?
Seed heads are a natural part of your grass’s life cycle, often mistaken for weeds. They vary in appearance based on the type of grass turf; for example, seed heads in Buffalo grass grow from the runner and are thicker, while Couch grass seed heads are slender and may have a green to purple hue.
Why Do Seed Heads Appear?
Your instant lawn might start producing seed heads due to the following:
- Seasonal Changes: Grass turf naturally responds to seasonal shifts by producing seed heads, typically once or twice a year.
- Stress Factors: Lack of nutrients or water can stress your grass, leading to seed head production.
Managing Seed Heads in Your Instant Turf
To keep your roll out turf in top condition, consider these tips:
- Regular Mowing: Keep your lawn trimmed, but avoid cutting more than one-third of the grass blade at a time or cutting too short.
- Adequate Watering: Implement deep, infrequent watering to encourage robust root systems.
- Balanced Fertilisation: Use a slow-release fertiliser to nourish your lawn.
- Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs): Products like Primo Maxx can help control growth and reduce seed head production.
Professional Assistance for Your Roll Out Turf
If persistent seed heads are an issue despite proper care, it might be time for a soil pH test or professional consultation. At StrathAyr, we’re equipped to guide you through every step of lawn maintenance. Distinguishing between weeds and seed heads is crucial for maintaining a healthy instant lawn. With the right care, your instant turf or grass turf can thrive all year round.
Contact StrathAyr for the Best Lawn Care Solutions
StrathAyr is your partner in lawn perfection. Contact StrathAyr on 1800 622 455 or via our contact page.