Lawn Care

Mowing the lawn is the most frequent task we do, more regular and correct mowing will help generate an attractive lawn.

Mowing Height should be set on the highest setting for spring, afterwards the setting can be brought down to summer, however, this does depend on the type of turf you have, as well as extreme hot weather conditions.  Avoid cutting the lawn to low, were shallow roots are more vulnerable to stress, which would also need regular watering and feeding.

How often to mow the lawn would depends mainly on the weather mainly between March and October, summer, would expect to cut twice a week, unless very dry period.  Spring and autumn would be once weekly, again not so frequent under trees.

Winter, again you can cut, but depends on periods of mild spells, this must be cut on a high setting and not when conditions are going to be there worst, frost.

Scarifying, September is the best time to conduct treatment, before soil temperatures drop too low. Rake / de-thatching the lawn (removing old grass, moss and debris), which encumbers water and fertiliser from penetrating, by using a rake briskly; again on larger lawns a power tool would be more beneficial.

Aerating, next stage would be to either spike the lawn every 4-6in apart with a garden fork for small areas, or hiring a power tool for larger areas, this is to prevent summer drought and winter waterlogging.  Thus, improving air and moisture penetration. Once carried out top dressing can be applied three parts sharp sand and one part compost, working the dressing in well.  Finishing of with a recommended autumn fertiliser feed.

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