for those without a skilled lawn maintenance company at their beck and call maintaining a beautiful green lawn of the unpredictable cAIRNS winter can be difficult. winters in the CAIRNS area are extremely mild, the combination of often, a prolonged dry season with a few cold fronts that can pass through, adds stresses to turf that are not present most of the year. The difficulty lies in several factors, cooler temps means CAIRNS lawns require less WATER. Too much watering will cause many problems including pests, fungi and root rot issues. However even though it’s cooler and the less water is needed it is usually very dry at the same time. Couple that with an occasional overly warm weather front and you can easily go the other way, and have your lawn suddenly dry out. Careful attention to correct WATERING amounts for the weather conditions and soil moisture content will be essential to get right for a healthy winter lawn. tO TEST YOUR LAWNS MOISTURE LEVELS SIMPLY TAKE A SCREW DRIVER AND POKE IT 2 TO 3 INCHES INTO THE LAWN AND CHECK TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY MOISTURE. YOU WANT A DRY/DAMP BUT NOT WET FEEL TO THE SOIL. IF ITS DRY SIMPLY WATER MORE REGULARLY, ON THE OTHER HAND IF THE SOIL IS WET WE RECOMMEND CUTTING THE LAWN TO ALLOW SUNLIGHT TO REALLY GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE GRASS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE.