Apr 19, 2016

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April Showers

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19/04/2016
Daffodils in the spring

I’m a little late with this post as I’ve had extra work due to the demand for lawn renovations and enquiries in general (which we’re super happy about!) We’ve also been running a little behind due to the weather catching us off guard on a few days.

We’re just about on top of it all now so I’ve got 10 mins to write a little advice for you all.

APRIL LAWN CARE TIPS 

Renovations/Repairs

In March I gave you a brief list of To Do’s for the different weather conditions which might have occurred. Well… in April your number 1 job is to get your lawn scarified! Moss is running amok in nearly of the new lawns we’ve visited this year and this needs raking out ASAP. A lot of our existing customers have also opted for scarification this year due to the increased amounts of moss and thatch in their lawn. Luckily we’re experts in the lawn care field and moss isn’t too much of a challenge for us but we’re still out moss-busting every day until the end of May probably!

As well as scarifying your lawn, we also recommend aeration which really gives your lawn a boost of oxygen, moisture and nutrients by letting these flow from the surface and reach the grass roots.

After any renovation works such as scarification we recommend top dressing and over seeding to give your lawn a helping hand in repairing itself. Once the seeds have taken hold – around 6-8 weeks later your lawn will look as good as new! It really is worth it!

Turfing 

Turfing now would be ideal – the mix of mild temps and lots of moisture will really help the turf to settle in and thrive. From May time – turfing will require more after care such as watering.

Mowing

With the recent showers, your lawns should be growing like mad and this makes it hard to manage but let the lawn dry out before trying to tackle it. If it’s wet in the morning, give it until mid afternoon/early evening until cutting it. Keep the cut quite high until you can get in to a routine with your mowing. Every 2 weeks should do it for now but aim for 7-10 days towards May (weather permitting.) We offer a mowing service from £10 per mow as well as other general gardening tasks which you might need a little help with or can’t find the time to do.

Weeds

Weeds are a pain at this time of year and we recommend spot treating them by applying weed control, letting them die off and then digging/scarifying (if you’ve already planned to do that) them out.

Seasonal Treatment

As always, we recommend fertilising your lawn for spring, if you’ve already done that, brilliant. If not, apply it as soon as you can really. It’ll work wonders for your lawn! We’re obviously going to recommend that a professional applies your fertiliser (as that’s what we do best) but the products we use are genuinely more effective and will benefit your lawn much more. We offer a FREE survey to the Barnsley, Sheffield, Wakefield and surrounding areas. Give us a call on 0800 138 3143 too book!

I love writing these advice blogs for you and try to make them as exciting as possible. If you have any suggestions or comments about my posts, please comment and let me know. Thank you for reading! Hope you have a great day.

Charlie x

Alan Knows His Stuff

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19/04/2016

Alan Titchmarsh is the celeb face of lawn care/gardening and we’re pleased to see he’s writing advice for everyone on how to care for lawns in spring.

We do a monthly lawn care blog post (this month’s is a little late but is on its way, promise) and in addition to this we like to add information/news articles from other sources too – so to give you a wide spectrum of advice not just from us. We feel a bit repetitive sometimes!

Alan mentions scarification, aeration and fertilising; all of which we carry out on a daily basis in April/May (scarification in particular.) You can get prices for these treatments by having a FREE survey conducted on your lawn in the Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham, Wakefield and Doncaster areas. You get on the spot prices and loads of advice from Richard!

To read the article in which Alan advises you on how to care for your lawn right now, visit the link below:

Alan Titchmarsh – caring for your lawn.

Let us know what you think in the comments…