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March Lawn Care Tips

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02/03/2016
Daffodils in the spring

Howdy!

Weather in March seems like it’s going to be a mixed bag! Today alone, sunny and then snowing, it can’t make its mind up so don’t be rushing in to any heavy renovations just yet.

You may have a lawn that’s looking a little bare or sad after the winter we’ve had and it will probably require repairing and renovations. For more information on scarification, aeration, top dressing, over seeding and how these will help your lawn, click here .

Here are your TO DO’s for March:

Cooler, unpreditable weather:

  • Trim the lawn – keep the cut high while the weather stays like this.
  • Manually remove weeds from your borders and lawn if there’s not a massive amount of them. If there is, apply a weed killer (our seasonal treatment includes one) in milder weather.
  • Hold off on any renovations such as scarification, hollow tine aeration and over seeding.
  • You can spike your lawn (solid tine aeration.)
  • No watering needed.
  • Avoid rolling.
  • Turfing – PERFECT TIME!

Milder weather:

  • Lower the cut of your mower if the weather starts to improve.
  • We’ll be applying our seasonal treatment (weed, feed and more) on dry milder days.
  • Keep weeding.
  • Edge the lawn to give it a neater look.
  • Kill and then scarify the moss and thatch from your lawn. We recommend, for moss ridden lawns, applying top dressing and over seeding after scarification to help speed up the recover process.
  • Hollow tine aeration is recommended if your lawn is holding water on the surface and/or had a lot of moss/thatch.
  • No watering needed.
  • If you feel your needs to be rolled, then do so after frost, when temps are milder.
  • Turfing – PERFECT TIME!

Pesky diseases and pests can affect your lawn your lawn all year round, if you suspect you have something lurking in your lawn; see our common problems page which will help you to identify and rectify the problem.

We hope you enjoy following our tips this March and if you have any questions, please contact us.

Thank you for reading, comments welcome!

Spring Newsletter 2016

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Hey there!

We hope you’re all doing well.

As always, we provide our existing customers with quarterly newsletters and you can view this by clicking on the image below:

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Happy reading! Please feel free to leave comments/questions!

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August Lawn Care Tips

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11/08/2015
picture of a well mowed lawn in barnsley

HOWDY! 

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!

FERTILISING:

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.

MOWING:

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.

WEEDING:

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.

EXTRA INFO:

  • 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 info@pennine-lawn-care.co.uk.
  • 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.

 

Charlie

Pennine Lawn Care/Pennine Knotweed Removal