Lawns are the carpets for your outdoor living space. Among the pleasures of the garden are looking at a beautiful, lush, even, green lawn and walking barefoot across it feeling the soft grass underfoot without fear of prickles.
Grass lawns need attention and tending. Weeds will grow between the grasses and, if given a chance, will displace it. Broad leaf weeds such as dandelions, hydrocotyle, clover, creeping oxalis, daisies and other broad leaf weeds can be controlled with the Kiwicare lawn weed range; general purpose TURFCLEAN, LAWNCLEAN HYDROCOTYLE and PRICKLE CONTROL and INVADE GEL for spot treatment of weeds in lawns. Some broadleaf weeds, like onehunga prickle weed and thistles, have prickly seeds or leaves. Pro-active treatment with LAWNCLEAN PRICKLE CONTROL selective weed killer will get rid of the prickle weeds and let your grass grow to its full potential.
Moss can be regarded as a weed but it along with liverworts and lichens have some differences from broadleaf weeds and their control needs some different strategies. MOSSCLEAR will kill the moss and should be followed up by changing the conditions of the lawn to prevent its return.
Like all plants, the grasses in lawns are susceptible to disease caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses. Fungal disease is most common and can brown off and kill grasses or cause uneven colouration. Fungal disease such as red thread, fusarium, brown patch and other diseases can be controlled by Kiwicare fungicides. Use the Problem Solver to identify the disease in your lawn.
Lawns can be damaged and attacked by a variety of insect pests; grass grub, black beetle and porina caterpillar are among those that attack grass roots, black field crickets and armyworm will attack and eat grass leaves. LAWNGARD PRILLS is a slow release soil insecticide specifically formulated to control insects in the soil and protecting lawns from insect damage.
Lawn grasses can fight disease best when the grasses are in good condition. That is, they are healthy, having the correct balance of nutrients, light, moisture and drainage. Use the Kiwicare range of NOURISH ORGANIC FERTILISER to improve the nutrient levels in your lawn.