Spring is the time to reinvigorate a winter-weary lawn in readiness for the warmer weather arriving.
By putting the groundwork in now, you will reap the rewards later in the summer in the shape of a healthy, green lawn.
There are four areas that require particular attention at this time of year – mowing, weeding, feeding and seeding.
It’s important to cut grass whenever it starts growing, which is likely to be weekly or even more frequently as the warmer weather arrives. Aim to keep your grass at a nice, consistent height in the spring months – ideally somewhere between 1” and 1.5” inches.
- Killing moss
If you’ve got problems with moss it’s a sure sign of damp and a poorly drained lawn. One of the best methods for removing moss that doesn’t involve chemicals is scarification. This can be done by hand on smaller lawns but for larger surfaces you will need a mechanical scarifier.
Feeding your lawn is not only good for promoting growth, it also helps to prevent weeds and moss from taking hold. The best time to apply fertilisers is when the soil is moist, or when rain is forecast. A good feed with a lawn fertiliser will make the grass grow thicker and stronger so it’s better equipped to compete with weeds, moss and weather-related stresses. For best results use a granular feed that delivers a steady release of nutrients over several weeks.
Overseeding can be time consuming if you have a large lawn but it’s worth the effort. It’s the process of planting new grass seed to fill in the bare patches on your lawn. By doing this you will improve both the density and colour of your lawn, which is important for its long-term health and vibrancy.
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