May Lawn Advice

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

Spring Fertiliser

If you haven’t done so already, we advise 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.

Mowing

By now you should be mowing your lawn at least once per week. Remember, the best approach is little and often. Ensure you keep your mower blade sharp and avoid taking off anymore than 1/3rd of the length of the grass during any one cut. Regularly change the direction you are mowing and aim to mow between 25-40mm in height.

Watering

Our soils will begin to dry out as the warmer days arrive and we receive less rainfall. Just like any other plant, grass needs water to survive and thrive so it might soon be time to get the sprinkler out! The best way to water an established lawn is to try and replicate heavy rainfall, by watering deeply-infrequently. We advise applying 20-25mm of water to your lawn once or twice per week, preferably early in the morning or evenings, to allow the moisture to soak deep into the root zone. To record the amount of water you are applying, place a rain gauge or empty jam jar within range of the sprinkler, once it has filled up to the required level you can switch the sprinkler off.

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.

Ants

Ants are often a problem on many lawns over the summer. The ants normally do not kill the grass directly, but their excavations bring soil to the surface and eventually build mounds. These raised areas can be scalped by the mower, leading to bald patches and the nests often dry out quickly causing stress to the grasses growing above. To avoid mounds being built up it is best to rake or brush the loose soil out over the lawn when dry. Controlling ants in a lawn is very difficult as there are currently no reliable products available to control ants in lawns.

Garden Furniture

With the sun shining more often than not we are rightly inclined to get outside and soak up the rays. Remember if you have garden furniture out on your lawns to move them off once you have finished with them to avoid long term damage or repair work.

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