April Lawn Advice

Here are Will’s Norfolk Lawns top 6 April lawn tips.

Spring Fertiliser

As the lawn begins to grow at a much faster rate it is a good time to consider applying a spring fertiliser to your lawn to give it a much needed nutrient boost. A specific spring fertiliser will encourage your lawn to become greener and thicken up for an improvement in appearance and health.

For more information on Will’s Norfolk Lawns Late Spring treatment, see our Seasonal Treatment page.

Scarification

Spring is a great time to scarify your lawn once soil temperatures have risen and we are clear of any potential frosts. Lawn Scarification will remove unwanted and potentially harmful thatch and moss from your, promoting a healthier, thicker grass coverage for the summer ahead.

Aeration

Aeration is one of the most important practices to be carried out on any turf surface. If your lawn hasn’t been aerated for some time, we advise planning to do so this month.

 

For further information of the benefits of Aeration, see our Lawn Aeration blog.

Remedial Work

It is possible that some areas of your lawn may have become thin over the winter months. March and April is a great time to give your lawn a little helping hand by getting some grass seed in the ground.

 

Rake any areas in question using a spring-tine rake to remove thatch/moss/dead grass and create a seed bed, apply grass seed to the area and cover with a thin layer of soil or compost. If there is no rain in the forecast keep the area regularly watered.

Mowing

Well kept lawns and a good mowing regime go hand in hand. As your lawn begins to grow the need for a good mowing plan is vital. During the growing season between March-October we advise mowing at a height between 25-40mm every week using a sharp mower blade. A couple of other points to remember is to regularly change the direction of your cut and to never remove more than 1/3rd of the length of the grass at any one time.

Weeds

Weeds will begin to emerge in your lawn with the warmer temperatures. For the organic approach of removal we advise to cut or dig them out with a knife, trying to remove the entire root structure. Alternatively, you can ask us at Will’s Norfolk Lawns to help where a fully trained technician can control the weeds using a selective herbicide.

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