Well, autumn was welcomed with a not so unusual heat wave in Perth. Again, you may remember last March when it was etched with countless days of recorded temperature above 30oCelsius – and many of those days were above 35oC – and they say autumn is supposed to start on March 1.
The autumn of 2011 followed a hot, dry summer, and even a dry spring before that. Natural grass lawns around Perth and anyone who had kept to their rostered sprinkler days have been rewarded with a parched, brown lawn. There really is not much option unless you ignore water regulations as advised by the Water Corporation and accept a hefty water bill.
It is worth remembering though how the autumn of 2011 followed many months that was wet than the average during the second half of the year. Does this translate into greener natural grass lawns in our suburbs? The proof is there for all to see – with verges, median strips and lawns having taken a battering from several days of just under or just over 40oC – and no significant rainfall for weeks.
So March is perhaps the month when the colour of your grass lawns says most. If you have a natural grass lawn watered within Water Corporation’s guidelines, chances are that it will not be green at all. The lush natural grass lawns that you see around may have probably been drinking a lot more than the scarce rain that has fallen from the sky. And the lawns that look best at this time of year are most likely to be made with high quality Australian-made synthetic grass lawns like those sold and installed by Green Planet Grass.
The Perth autumn (probably better described as summer part two) is when your synthetic grass lawn will stand out the most. You would not have to waste time worrying about how much watering and maintenance.
March really is a great time to enjoy your lawn too. The second half of the month is being tipped as somewhat less extreme by the weather forecasters and it is a great time to soak up some warmth from the sun with a barbecue and a few beers before winter comes, comfortable in the knowledge that you are not wasting our scarce water resources. You can have plenty of time to enjoy the garden rather than using your spare time on turf maintenance. And your grass will lie as green as any other time of the year.
If you would like more information about Australian-made synthetic grass lawn, contact Perth’s synthetic grass specialists, Green Planet Grass.