Managing lawns in hot dry weather

Author: Stefan Palm   Date Posted: 10 April 2018 

After months of no rain and unseasonably hot weather, the heavens are finally expected to open this weekend. So what does this mean for your lawn?

The most common issue faced by lawns during long periods of dry weather is that the soil under them becomes non-wetting. This simply means that the soil repels moisture instead of absorbing it resulting in dead or dying patches. This non-wetting issue is commonly mistaken for beetle damage but is far more common.   The best way to make sure water gets deep into your soil is to apply some liquid wetting agent such as Paul Munns Bettawet before it rains. By doing this, you’ll ensure the coming rain will penetrate right down to the root zone where it’s needed instead of running off. 

Secondly, if you haven’t already, give your lawn a fertilise with Paul Munns Emerald Green lawn fertiliser. Emerald Green will help prepare your lawn for winter, ensuring it holds better colour and is more environmentally hardy.  

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By: on 3 April 2019
Thank you, this been by far the best information to understand without having to sit through arduous boring videos. All the info required all laid out clearly for me. Just as I wanted. I have had a problem with lawn beetle for some years, I will now follow your advice re applying bettawet before the rain and fertilize with Emerald green. Will then use Munns complete in October. And keep up the fertilizing regime in the appropriate months. Hopefully restore our Santa Anna Thank you for laying it out so simply & clearly.

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