Officially, spring doesn’t begin until March 20th but if you ask anyone at Will’s Norfolk Lawns they’ll tell you it starts around March 1st.
Your lawn mower should well and truly have been inspected and if required it should have been serviced by a garden machinery specialist. Remember your mower will be used a lot through the season and with regular maintenance it will help to extend your mowers life.
- Apply A Suitable Spring Treatment. Winter is harsh on the grass plant, it has to withstand the harshest of weather. Due to the reduction of readily available nutrients the plant can appear yellow & stressed. Spring is a good time to replace and spruce up the nutrients that have been lacking through the winter months. Garden centres will offer a range of 3-in-one (feed-weed-moss) treatments. These can be successful but instructions must be followed carefully to avoid over applying feeds. Alternatively, our bespoke spring treatments start from just £22.
- Remedial Work.Throughout the year for a number of reasons your lawn will build up a layer of thatch and also soil can suffer from compaction These two issues cause a restriction of nutrients flowing into the grass roots. Raking the surface can remove some of the thatch and moss, an easier way to carrying this out is to scarify the lawn (mechanically rake). Aeration is also a useful task to try and break up thatch and compaction, this can be achieved using something as simple as a garden fork or a professional machine.
- Patch Repair. It is a good time to carry out any patch repairs needed within your lawn if any areas are thin or bare. Rake the area to remove dead grass/thatch and prepare the soil for seeding, then apply a seed/soil mix followed by regular watering.
- Mowing. March mowing should be carried out on a fortnightly basis with the height of cut between 30-50mm for domestic lawns. Remember to regularly change your direction of cut.
- Moss Removal. Following the wet cold months of January and February it is not unusual to find moss within your lawn. If ground conditions are suitable, rake out any patches of moss and add some seed to the area to help improve the lawns density.