I know this is a little late and I do apologise for that but here are your August lawn care tips:
Soooooo where is the summer? Seriously! We we expecting a scorcher of an August and it’s so meh. Your lawns will be wondering what’s happening so if you follow some or all of the tips below we keep at least keep it happy throughout August.
It depends on the conditions of the weather and therefore your lawn to how you should be mowing/watering so it’s all about getting to know the characteristics of your lawn; whether its growing well or not and how it’s looking health-wise.
The main jobs for August are fertilising, mowing and weeding. Some people recommend that renovations should be carried out towards the end of the month but that’s all depending on the weather conditions so hold off for a couple of weeks, we think September/October will be more suitable for renovations!
A summer feed should be applied if not already so let you apply an autumn feed in October. Our summer fertiliser will last through until October and consists of an application of liquid herbicide (to kills those pesky weeds off) and fertiliser containing various nutrients including phosphorous and potassium to feed the grass and encourage vitally important root development for optimum growth. If you’d like a quote for regular seasonal treatments then please give us a call on 0800 138 3143 – we operate in Barnsley, Sheffield, Wakefield and most surrounding areas.
If your grass is growing healthily and strong and moisture levels are decent then you should be mowing once a week keeping a minimum grass height of 1.5 inches.
If your grass is feeling a little sluggish and/or moisture levels aren’t great or the weather it too hot, then keep the cut a little higher and mow every 10-14 days.
As we all know – this summer hasn’t been particularly wet but it’s not been glorious so it’s possible that you’re having a run in with weeds. If you’re sure that these weeds are household weeds then a herbicide application should see the back of them. If you can’t seem to kill those pesky beggars then give us a call – we can assess the situation and provide you with a cost-effective solution.
If you only have one or two the best solution is to manually remove them – if possible. We can complete this type of work for you as part of our general gardening service which we offer in Barnsley, Wakefield and Sheffield. Our gardening services include just about everything from mowing to laying gravel and re-designing your garden (not landscaping.)
Give us a call to see how we can help – 0800 1383143.
- Unless the lawn looks particularly dry then you can hold off watering for now.
- MOSS CONTROL AND PREVENTION – to help prevent moss you should eliminate any causes for shade on the lawn, aerate the lawn to improve surface drainage and make sure to have a moss control treatment applied next month. We offer this service as part of our autumn treatment (ST3) and we can give you an on the spot price when surveying your lawn for FREE. To book your free survey give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Re-turfing can be completed at just about anytime as long weather aren’t too extreme but we do recommend September for re-turfing – it’s a great time for root establishment!
- Pests and Diseases can be annoying at this time of year and particularly in Autumn – visit our common problems page if you suspect any infestation.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our autumn post and you found it helpful. If you have any comments or questions then please feel free to contact us – we’re always happy to chat!
Have a great afternoon.
Pennine Lawn Care/Pennine Knotweed Removal