How to keep your lawn green all year round?
Everyone wants a lush green lawn in winter, but at this time of year the continued cold weather and frosts can leave your lawn looking dull and lifeless. At Coolabah Turf we grow low water, drought tolerant turf types, otherwise referred to as warm season grasses, which thrive in our hot Australian climate.
We breed them to look amazing in summer, to ensure they help keep our yards cool and feel soft underfoot for the kids when they want to run down the slip and slide or cartwheel around the backyard BBQ.
But just like a big grizzly bear, these varieties of warm season grasses go to sleep during the winter for a period known as dormancy, to rest and rejuvenate.
This is awesome because unlike some other varieties, (e.g. cool season lawns like Tall Fescue or Rye grass) which need to be mown just as much in winter as they do in summer, warm season grasses don’t require any watering or mowing during these chilly winter months. However, the inevitable downside is, they may be susceptible to varying degrees of discolouration during this period of slow/no growth.
But have no fear! There is a solution.
Lawn ColourGuard can give you the best lawn on the street in any season, and do it all in an instant! Yep, sometimes you've just got to fake it 'til you make it!
What is ColourGuard?
We call it Botox for your backyard!
But technically speaking, ColourGuard is a liquid lawn fertiliser product that is environmentally friendly and 100% natural.
It contains a totally natural pigment that instantly brightens up sullen browning lawns while offering some impressive long term benefits. It’s not a paint but a lawn care product containing a natural grass colourant, designed to give your lawn an instant face lift with the added advantage of protection and care.
This product has become so famous and well-loved, that it's earned the title, ‘fairy-god-mother of the gardening world’. ColourGuard works as if by magic to give your lawn an instant makeover with some longer term nurturing. It contains vital micronutrients and screens out UV rays while still allowing the leaf blade to absorb sunlight (trust us, this is both important and impressive). Its permanent colourant doesn’t wash off at the first sight of rain (or at the stroke of midnight) - you can expect it to last up to 3 months and the benefits to your lawn even longer. And as if you needed any more reasons to get excited about this product, it’s entirely natural which means it’s totally safe for pets, people and the environment. It suits all lawn varieties and all climates too. Basically we can’t think of any product more satisfying and instantly gratifying to lawn lovers, or just those who may have not given their lawns the love they deserve (we know you’re out there and we hold no grudges!).
How does it work?
The all natural pigment in Lawn ColorGuard is naturally absorbed directly into the leaf blade. By attaching the bottle directly to a garden hose, the product is sprayed on as if you were hand watering - or waving a magic wand that gives your lawn an instant, just-like-magic lift. The colouring is immediate, so you can see where you have sprayed, and because the pigment sets within a couple of hours there’s no risk of color transfer beyond this. The product contains a host of micronutrients such as nitrogen, magnesium, sulphur and iron - all of which love lawns and lawns love in return. A loved lawn is a green lawn and a green lawn is always the goal.
Why use ColourGuard?
Our lawns go through periods of growth and dormancy. A loss of color in your lawn can be a sign that the grass is in distress and in need of a little love. Most importantly, in the perhaps imagined but never-the-less important competition you’re having with your neighbours for best grass on the street, ColourGuard has you covered. Instantly maximising kerb appeal, ColourGuard lifts the colour of the lawn to an enviable lush green, while its long term benefits ensure you maintain your winning status. The product is perfect for those putting their house on the market and wanting a little extra help to show off their home in the best possible light, or getting a backyard ready for an important event. The product is designed to be a simple and effective way of getting your lawn looking its best in the moments that matter most, as well as simply just a fast tracked route to getting your lawn back into lush green shape.
Benefits of ColourGuard
- Instantly restores the natural green colour of grass – year round
- Substantially reduces watering needs
- Stays green during droughts and water restrictions
- UV fade resistant
- Won’t bleed, run, or stain once absorbed into the grass
- Safe for the environment, pets and people
- Works in extreme heat, cold and frost
- All natural – no harmful chemicals
- Reduces the amount of fertiliser
Will it work on my turf?
ColourGuard is so versatile that it works on all turfgrass types, and all year round! So it doesn’t matter whether you’re on team Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo, Sir Grange, Eureka Premium VG Kikuyu, Nullarbor Couch or TifTuf – this magic product knows how to share the love with the whole team.
How to use ColourGuard and protect from winter fade
- Attach your hose to the two litre ready-to-use bottle, or mix the 100ml concentrate with water in a pressure sprayer as per the instructions.
- Spray evenly across your lawn, working methodically from one side to the other.
- When spraying near hard surfaces like paths and driveways, stand on the surface and spray the ColourGuard away from the surface onto your lawn.
- Leave your lawn to dry for at least 2 hours afterwards (if in full sunlight), or longer if in shade.
Tips for using ColourGuard
- If you do accidentally spray onto a hard surface, simply wash the spray off onto your lawn using hosed water.
- Once you have applied ColourGuard, give it 2 hours to dry in full sunlight, or longer if the lawn is not in full sun.
- You can mow your lawn after using ColourGuard has dried – just don’t set the mower too low and scalp your lawn.
- ColourGuard is a permanent colorant, so it will disappear as the grass leaf grows.
- Don’t worry if it rains – once dried ColourGuard won’t wash off from rain or water.
The Final Step
Position your deck chair and cold drink in direct view of your lush green grass, as you think about how clever you are for discovering this legendary product.
Look around and notice that the only thing greener than your lawn is the level of envy from your neighbours.
Where to Buy?
Well it’s funny you should ask! We happen to stock Lawn ColourGuard at our Coolabah Turf Store and you can also purchase it online via the After Care section of our online shop here. It is available in both a ready-to-use hose connector bottle and a concentrate, and we think you better get in quick before word gets out and your neighbours beat you to it. To learn more about ColourGuard or to purchase some for yourself from our online Coolabah Shop visit www.coolturf.com.au/colourguard/ or call our friendly team on 1800 055 515!