Spring Lawn Care Tips

1. 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.

 

2. 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.

 

3. 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.

 

4. 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

encouraging a greener, thicker grass growth.

 

5. Mowing. With the rate of growth of our lawns increasing, we now need to increase the frequency of our mowing. During the month of April we should be mowing every 7-14 days, removing the grass clippings as we go. Remember, a sharp blade is essential for the health of our grass and regularly change the direction of cut.

 

6. Time To Weed Out The Weeds. You will want to remove some weeds to get your lawn looking more like a lawn rather than a field. It is a good idea to apply a selective herbicide as you will want to ensure the majority of your weeds are controlled. You can remove weeds by handing, however if you fail to remove all of the root from the weed there is a good chance they will grow back.