Your Spring Guide to Effective Mowing and Techniques for Tidy Acreage

When it comes to acreage and ground maintenance, mowing down thick shrubs and vegetations is the worst part. What’s more, steep slopes and rocky terrains adds to the challenge in keeping your property clean and well-maintained. Thick weeds are every property owner’s frustration. Most especially in difficult to reach areas, these dense shrubs become very challenging to remove. Some of the most common weeds and shrubs that grow on properties are lantana, serrated tussock, wild tobacco bush, and camphor laurel.  

Lantana is a large shrub that forms a dense thicket. Plus, it is toxic since it releases chemicals into the soil to prevent seed germination of the native flora. Serrated tussock infestation is also a major issue because it can easily take over pasture or an acreage. Not to mention, it also poses a fire hazard risk. Another invasive shrub on properties is the wild tobacco bush. It is poisonous, particularly the green berries, and out-competes natural vegetation for nutrients. Camphor laurels are also an issue since it is mildly toxic to humans. It spreads easily and when left alone, it can grow large and become more expensive to remove.  

An acreage filled with overgrowth has a lower property value and it becomes a hiding place for pests to breed. Good thing, the Razorback ride-on mower is built to mow more than grass – it is designed to efficiently cut down stubborn weeds and thick scrubs – even on sloped terrain. With a rough-terrain mower, ground care and maintenance are more efficient. And with the onset of the spring season, it is the best time to mow to prevent further growth of shrubs, weeds and other invasive plants.  So, what are the best yard care to keep damage at the minimum? Find out more on this blog. 

Early Spring Tips to Ground Care and Maintenance

To avoid the damaging conditions caused by common weeds and shrubs, mowing frequently helps kill the weeds and strengthens the sod against diseases. Along with proper ground care and maintenance, you’re assured that your acreage is clean and tidy.

Here are five ways on what you can do during Springtime to maintain your property’s good condition: 

Check Your Mower

Before heading out to your acreage,  check first your mower. It may not start up immediately especially if it was not used for a long time during the cold season. Remember to check the spark plugs, carburettor, and mower blades.

Add Fertiliser

Spring is the perfect time to add soil-enriching nutrients to your acreage. That way, it will grow healthy and make it more resistant to the upcoming hot temperature. To do this, apply fertiliser around three weeks after the plants start growing.

Fix Bare Patches

Due to weather-related stress and pest infestation, there may be bare patches on your yard. To fix this, fill the bare or thin spots by overseeding. Apply a slow-release nitrogen fertiliser and five weeks after, apply a quick-release nitrogen feed.

Treat weeds and check for grubs

To ensure a lush and healthy acreage, use a liquid weed killer or simply remove weeds by hand. Check as well if there are white grubs. To do so, cut a 12×12-inch square of sod and dig down 2-4 inches. Peel the sod and check for the grubs.

Mow frequently

Spring season is the time when plants grow fast, including stubborn weeds and thick shrubs. To keep your acreage neat and tidy, it is best to maintain a frequent mowing schedule. Take note as well that the mowing height should not cut down more than one-third of the leaves’ length.



Mow Hard-to-Reach Areas Efficiently with an All-terrain Mower

Dense weeds, shrubs and pest damages may have spread in many parts of your acreage. But, remember,  there are hard to reach places where the infestation has affected your property. Efficiency, high-quality mowing performance and safety make an all-terrain ride-on mower the best option for ground care and maintenance.


Spring lawn care, 

Top 5 Mowing Tips for Spring, 

Getting Ready For Spring Lawn Care, 

Weeds of the NSW South Coast [PDF], 

Weed Alert: Lantana, 

Serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma), 

Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora),

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