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    Spring Lawn Maintenance

    Spring is a time of peak growth for your lawn. This is when new spring
    shoots burst forth, forming the basis for a thick, healthy lawn as we head
    into the warmer months. At this time of year, your lawn needs plenty of
    sunlight for photosynthesis, and the right nutrient and moisture levels to
    support growth.

    Let in the light

    Vigorously rake your lawn to remove leaves or other debris that may
    stop the sunlight from reaching your lawn. It is also important that you
    rake to uproot any brown or dead grass – also known as ‘thatch’ – to
    allow for light to reach the new spring shoots so they can emerge

    Feed your lawn

    Apply a slow release fertilizer to help with your lawn’s growth and health
    , particularly in spring with the emergence of new shoots. Your spring
    lawn needs moisture. Remember to keep up the morning water
    schedule and your lawn will flourish moving into the hot
    Australian summer.

    Oversow with Rake & Shake

    In cool climate regions, such as Victoria, South Australia and
    Tasmania, overseed your lawn in spring to rejuvenate it after
    the cold winter months, repairing bare patches, reducing
    the risk of weeds taking hold, and creating a strong,
    healthy lawn for summer.

    Rake & Shake is ideal for oversowing and
    is available from Coles supermarkets.