If you’ve got a thatch issue going on, it’s a great time over the next month or so to get in a couple of low-mows (the other best time of year is at the end of Spring).
A study carried out by the University of Western Australia a few years’ ago, compared different types of renovation for turf and they found that the results from a ‘hard-mow’ or ‘scalping’ was just as good as scarifying, coring, or grooming when it came to dethatching a lawn.
This should only be done a couple of times a year and works only for warm-season grasses like our DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo, Nullarbor Couch, Eureka Kikuyu and Velvetene. (NB. it should be avoided for cool season grass types).
If your lawn feels ‘spongy’ to walk on then it may be time for such drastic action. For more lawn care tips visit Lawn Solutions Australia.