Check out the Toowoomba Mower Centre blog for the latest news, specials, product releases and seasonal tips for your lawn and garden maintenance.
Check out the Toowoomba Mower Centre blog for the lates news, specials, product releases and seasonal tips for your lawn and garden maintenance.
Your lawn should be looking green and healthy from the downpour of rain we've had recently, now it's time to look a bit higher, to the hedges. You don't need cutting hedge technology to get make your garden looking great. Check out our top tips for hedge trimming:
Try your hand at topiary (a.k.a. hedge shapes)
If you're looking to go a cut above the rest, you can try trimming your hedges into shapes. The best hedges for this are densely growing and evergreen species like Box or Yew. If you're new to topiary, start with our four handy tips:
Need help deciding what's the best tool to prune your hedge to perfection? Come in and chat to our team!
Has winter caused havoc to the grass in your backyard? Now is the time to revamp your yard – but with so many different grass types to choose from, which is best suited to you?
Some of the most popular grass types will thrive in different conditions. Check them out below to decide which one is for you.
Kikuyu is tough, hard-wearing and withstands trampling by the kids and your pets. It can cope with anything from full sun to semi-shade and survives both drought and water logging. Even better, it regenerates quickly if it does get worn out. The downside is that Kikuyu grows quickly in the warm months, so be prepared for frequent mowing. It also loves to creep, so some work might be needed to stop it escaping to the neighbour’s yard.
This fine leaf grass is a popular choice. It’s low cost and tolerates both full sun and regular wear. Couch grows well in warm areas and is happy in a variety of different soil types from clay to sandy. Couch is a fast repairing grass so it requires regular lawn mowing in warmer months. This grass also likes to use its underground runners to escape your yard, so regular checking is recommended.
Buffalo turf is hardy and thrives in shaded areas and in hot weather with minimal water. Best known for its wide leaf blade, Buffalo grass needs minimal fertilisation, is pest resistant and low growing, making it nicely low maintenance.
Often sold as Compadre, Empire, Nara or Empress turf, Zoysia has a fine leaf and soft texture and tolerates being a little neglected. Zoysia is best suited to warm regions with scarce water. Use it if you have medium wear on your lawn as it has a slower growth rate than most grass, taking longer to repair. The benefit of its slow growth rate is less frequent grass mowing!
Want to know more about which grass types would suit your yard best? Come in and chat to our team!
Did you know that different lawn mowing techniques make a big difference to the overall appearance of your lawn? Now the Spring is here, it's the best time to nail your lawn mowing technique with our top 4 tips!
Nailing your lawn mowing technique is the difference between a nice lawn and a great lawn! By following these simple tips, you'll give your lawn the best chance at becoming the envy of all your neighbours.
Winter is in full swing, which probably means your lawn doesn't need to be mowed as regularly. Now is the best time to make sure your lawn mower is well maintained and ready for Spring!
We've made a list of the top 4 things you can do to help your mower return to its former glory.
Now that winter is here, your lawn needs less mowing, leaving you more time to focus on how to keep it healthy in cool weather.
As we tend to have "Warm Season Grasses", when winter comes, our lawn tends to have slow growth and repair, even some going into a semi-dormant state. In Winter, grass usually loses it's green colour and have fewer daylight hours, leaving your lawn very vulnerable.
Tips for Winter lawn care:
If you tend your lawn in Winter, it will be sure to survive the winter and be picture-perfect when spring comes!
Come in and chat to our team about how to get a great looking lawn year round!
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The frosty season is here! Whether you love winter or hate it, there's nothing like warming up in front of a toasty fire. However, without good firewood, there's no fire. We have narrowed down some tips for selecting the best firewood to create a cosy fire:
Yes, you can buy firewood, however, it's so much more satisfying cutting your own. Getting the right tools for the job means you get cut firewood faster and don't get a sore shoulder by swinging an axe repeatedly.
Toowoomba Mower Centre has a range of chainsaws and log splitters, which make cutting your own firewood a breeze!
Need some expert advice? Chat with the team by phone on 07 4630 2150 or pop by the store! For more helpful tips and to keep up to date with our latest news like The Toowoomba Mower Centre Facebook page.
Make the most of the last month in Autumn by giving your lawn a little TLC and prepare for winter! The weather has already taken a cool turn, which means gardening will be much more pleasurable than in the hot Summer months. Some great things you can do in May are:
Aerate the soil
Is your lawn regularly trampled on? Browns quickly when exposed to hot weather? Does water tend to puddle on the grass when it rains? If you said yes to any of the above, your lawn is likely in need of aeration. Aeration allows your compacted lawn and soil to be exposed to air circulation, water and nutrients.
Increase the mowing height
To protect your lawn when the cold snap hits, it's best to allow approximately 50mm of leaf on your lawn and in shady areas, up to 60-70mm. If cut at the correct height, when the winter frost comes to visit your yard, only the tips of the lawn will be affected.
Get the firewood ready
Make sure you have your firewood ready for the cold snap. When storing and retrieving firewood, be careful! A wood pile may look like a great home for creepy crawlies so it's best to have gloves on and collect during daylight hours. Also, make sure all the firewood is cut to the right size for your fireplace.
Doing these jobs in preparation for the cooler months will mean you and your lawn will have a more enjoyable winter!
Needs some help? Drop in store today or call 07 4630 2150 to ask our friendly staff about protecting your lawn in the winter months. For more helpful tips and to keep up to date with our latest news like The Toowoomba Mower Centre Facebook page.
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