February Lawn Advice

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

Spring Fertiliser

As temperatures begin to gradually rise it is a good time to consider applying a fertiliser to your lawn to give it a much needed nutrient boost as we come out of winter. Your lawn will have taken some hard knocks over the past few months with plenty of rainfall and cold temperatures, therefore it would really appreciate a little pick me up.

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

Frozen Lawns

Avoid walking on frosty lawns as much as possible. Walking on frozen lawns may seem harmless at the time however this can lead to the grass leaves fracturing or root shearing. Both are likely to leave unsightly looking bruised marks on the surface of your lawn once the frost has cleared. In most cases the bruising will remain in your lawn until it grows out in spring, or occasionally can cause patches to die off altogether.

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 between February-April.

 

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

Debris Clearance

Regularly clearing debris from the surface of your lawn is a vitally important maintenance task to maintain a healthy grass coverage. Leaves and debris laying on your lawn for prolonged periods of time will starve the grass plants of vital air and sunlight, leading to patches dying off and becoming thin. Once sections of your lawn become thin and patchy, it is likely moss and weeds will take over leaving a much poorer appearance and/or costly repair work needing carried out in spring.

Service Mower

During the growing season mowing with a suitable mower with a sharp blade is extremely important for the health and appearance of your lawn. It is likely your mower spends more time undercover in the shed or garage during the winter months and it won’t be long until it’s needed again this spring, therefore it is a great time to get it down to the local mower maintenance shop for a service.

Moss

Due to the dark and damp autumn and winter months the UK climate throws at us, it gives moss the ideal conditions to try and encroach into our lawns. If you haven’t done so already we advise applying an iron based moss control treatment to your lawn to prevent the spread.

 

At Will’s Norfolk Lawns we applying three moss control treatments during the course of a year in our Autumn, Winter and Early Spring treatments. Please get in touch for more information.

 

We recommend raking out any particularly thick patches of moss in your lawn using a spring-tine rake 2-3 weeks following a moss control treatment.

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