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Superintendent – Lawn Management Plan 1

Edition 7 – 16/05/2024

Devising Your Plan

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Spraying & Consultation By Lawn Addicts[1]

Edition 6 – 02/05/2024

Changing from Granular to Liquid

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Edition 5 – 18/04/24

Frequently Asked Questions

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Ultimate Soil Amendment Pack[1]

Edition 4 – 04/04/2024

The importance of Soil Amendments  

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Rye Germination

Edition 3 – 21/03/2024

Autumn Oversowing

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Spring Dead Spot 1

Edition 2 – 07/03/2024

Prevention is better than a cure

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Hydrolink Range

Edition 1 – 22/02.2024

The Unsung Hero – Wetting Agents

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Image courtesy of Bill Phillips

Granular fertilisers and the cold

Granular fertilisers are typically slow-release fertilisers, which means they release nutrients gradually over an extended period. In cold weather conditions, the soil tends to be colder and wetter, which slows down the process even further including  the microbial activity that helps break down the granules and release nutrients into the soil. Additionally, plants tend to …

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Spring Dead Spot

Early Spring Lawn Care

We’re midway through Winter and winter solstice has come and gone. If your like me in the southern states, you’ve had enough of the drab dormant conditions and can’t wait for Spring and the temperatures to increase. Spring is really only a season to define the time of year, what we need to be more …

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Importance of Potassium

Lawn Addicts Potassium Importance

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Jar Test Illustration

Soil Jar Test for Superintendent

Soil is comprised of soil particles, organic matter, water, air and living organisms, all of which are important to the overall health of the soil and your lawn that grows in it. There are three primary soil particles, Sand, Silt and Clay and different ratios of these make up the soils texture. Texture relates to …

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Shallow Renovation (Buffalo & Cool Season)

This process is intended to improve your lawns finish, remove some of the brown layer making it less spongy, lowering the crown of the plants stem back closer to the soil, allowing a season of fresh lush growth.  It’s something that must be carried out during its growing season. The dormancy period is quite stressful …

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Couch Renovation

Deep Renovation (Couch, Kikuyu & Zoysia)

This process is intended to improve your lawns finish, remove as much of the brown layer as possible making it less spongy, lowering the crown of the plants stem back close to the soil, allowing a season of fresh lush growth.  It’s something that must be carried out during its growing season in the warmer …

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Preventative Disease Management

If your anything like me in winter during the dormancy of my lawn, I’m “toey” and a Roman sandal for my lawn to finally wake out of dormancy.  This year just gone, not so much excited, I knew I was in for a ride having a couple of diseases appear badly during dormancy (the worst …

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Oils aint Oils, Prill aint Prill, Granular Fertilisers?

As our lawns are improving they’re becoming shorter and with  tighter canopies as we push our Lawn Addict boundaries, the prill of your granular fertiliser you were using, now is too big and it wont penetrate your lawn to where its needed. Its time to re-evaluate your granular fertiliser. There are varying grades of granular …

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Nutrients, What about them?

Fertiliser Nutrients and their role. For normal growth your lawn needs 16 essential nutrients for healthy development. Some of these nutrients are needed in much larger quantities than others, but regardless of the quantities, they are all crucial to the growth.  These nutrients are essentially categorised into two groups.  Macronutrients are 9 of these nutrients …

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pH Adjustment made simple!

Altering the pH of your soil In a previous article we loosely discussed the impact of the pH of your soil and how easily it can affect the nutrient uptake of your lawn.  So, it’s got the better of you, and you have either brought a litmus test or an electronic meter, either one is …

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The Affects of pH and Nutrient availability on your lawn

Nutrient Availability Vs PH

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Humic and Fulvic Acids, UMX Liquid

In recent years there’s been a lot of talk around the use of Humic and Fulvic Acids, they are natural compounds or acids that occur naturally in small amounts in organic matter like compost.  We can apply additional amounts of Humic and Fulvic Acids through some kelp products such as our KELPRO product hosed into …

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Lawn Chemical Sprayer Calibration

Applying foliar applications whether it’s a Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide or even a liquid like Special Fex Fertiliser is something we all at some point need to do. However, it isn’t that easy to do if you don’t know what your doing, yet very easy with practice.  The key to any good foliar application is evenness …

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Plant growth regulators boost lawn care programs

At Lawn Addicts, we help you get the best results from your lawn care programs using professional-grade plant growth regulators. Plant growth regulators are either natural or synthetic organic compounds that are used in small amounts to change plant growth. Think of a plant growth regulator as more of a tool. They have two advantages. Firstly, …

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