March Lawn Advice

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

Spring Fertiliser

As temperatures begin to gradually rise it is a good time to consider applying a fertiliser to your lawn, if you haven’t done so already, 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.

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 between February-April.

 

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.

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, or if the moss is particularly bad, scarify your lawn.

 

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