Spring Lawn Care

A good looking , “grassgreen”, lawn complements the rest of the garden and makes the whole garden look great. Spring is the best season to spend some time and effort by mowing the grass, feeding with lawn fertiliser and removing ugly weeds and moss.   A simple lawn care programme will give you a lawn to be proud of, keep it in perfect condition and leave your neighbours green with envy.

Mowing

The most important job to keep a beautiful green lawn is by regular mowing. You need to cut the grass weekly when it is growing or even more frequently as the weather gets warmer in spring.   The best is to keep it at the same lenght all through spring. For most lawns this should be about 2.5-4cm (1-1.5in) high and for lawns that are hard to take care of,the height is better raised to 5cm (2in). And in very shaded areas, you should mow at a height of 7.5cm (3in).   When mowing too short  this will weaken the grass and is the quickest and easiest way of allowing weeds and moss to become established and thus spoiling the lawn.

 Lawn feeding  

Next priority is feeding the grass, and the EverGreen range of lawn feeds will produce a lawn to boast about.   An excellent feed with lawn fertiliser will make the grass look greener and makes it grow thicker by increasing its strength, vigour and health so it is better equipped to compete with weeds, moss and weather-related stresses. In spring, the best results are achieved by using granular feed that are going to supply regular amounts of nutrients over a period of weeks. To feed the lawn in spring, use EverGreen Cut & Feed or EverGreen Mow it Less. On very small lawns or to give a quick ‘fix’ and green up, use EverGreen Complete Soluble or EverGreen Spray & Feed.

When using a granular lawn feed it is important to apply it evenly over the whole lawn as recommended. The easiest way to do this is to use a lawn spreader, such as the built-in spreader in the smaller sizes or use EverGreen Easy Spreader + on larger lawns. Feeding the lawn again every 6 week’s it will remain strong and healthy during all summer.   How to treat weeds and mosses.   Lawn weeds are a major headache that can stop you fully enjoying your lawn. A strong, healthy and well-fed lawn will be able to deal with weeds and moss far better than one that isn’t fed and looked after properly.   But where weeds and moss are a problem you need to deal with them quickly.

EverGreen Complete is a unique 4-in-1 treatment that feeds, weeds, controls moss and builds up the lawn’s resistance to heat, drought and other stresses. It can be used from April, throughout spring and summer.   Where major moss or weed invasion is a problem, dealing with them with an extra application of a liquid weedkiller, such as Verdone Extra, and EverGreen Mosskil Soluble , will produce excellent results.   Dealing with bare patches   After the ravages of winter, many lawns have bare areas that not only look unsightly, but are perfect places for weeds and moss to take hold. Give your lawn a treat by giving it the once over with Patch Magic. The unique combination of grass seed, coir and slow-release feed will cover bare patches in no time at all and produce a thick grass covering of the bare area.

Overseed new life

Every year up to a quarter of the grass in the lawn can die, more after a cold, wet winter. Overseeding – sowing new grass seed into the existing lawn – can rejuvenate the lawn and bring it back to life.   Overseeding improves the lawn’s appearance and by increasing the density of the grass you will also reduce weed and moss invasion.   You can overseed with Patch Magic or any one of our grass seed mixes.

More hints and tips for improving lawns

  • Trim the edges of the lawn whenever you mow to keep crisp lines that clearly show you care for your lawn.
  • Cut lawn edges with a half-moon edging iron to ensure they look neat and well shaped.
  • Scarify with a spring-tine rake to remove dead grass, thatch and other debris that will otherwise prevent healthy grass growth.
  • On heavy clay soils, aerate the lawn in early spring with a garden fork or hollow-tined aerator to improve drainage and help reduce waterlogging problems and so make the grass grow better.
  • After aerating, add a top dressing to further improve drainage and ensure healthy grass growth.
  • Water the grass if it desperately needs it. Water thoroughly so the roots are well watered. If you just wet the top you will encourage roots at the surface, which are much more vulnerable to drought damage.

 

 

 

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