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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!

October Lawn Care Tips

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12/10/2015

The image above makes me laugh so much! It’s exactly how I feel and probably most of you out there too.

So… it is October which means it’s coming to the end of the main lawn care season BOOOOO!

In the last month of regular maintenance and care you should make sure you’re doing the following things to keep your lawn’s health at a high and looking great at the same time.

1. Autumn Feed

2. Last minute renovations especially aeration!

3. Clearing leaves

4. Mowing

 

1. AUTUMN FEED

Our autumn feed consists of of a fertiliser with a high potassium and phosphorous content like the summer treatment but is combined with a dose of moss control too alongside a splash of iron and the usual essential nutrients. We always recommend the professional weed and feed lawn care service not only because we offer this service but because there’s a lot of not so good DIY products out there. if you’re going to DIY we recommend Lawnsmith Products – you can find these online.

2. RENOVATIONS

top-dressing-service

As I mentioned in the September blog, renovations in the autumn are perfect for giving your lawn a total health overhaul. The conditions allow for a high rate of recovery but don’t leave it too late because it’ll be too cold for those seeds/grass to grow back and you’ll be left with bald patches (which isn’t a problem, it’s an easy fix but they just don’t look very attractive.) We highly recommend having aeration, this will improve the soil flow throughout the really wet and soggy months which will really help the lawn cope throughout winter and leave it looking fresher in Spring 2016.

3. CLEARING LEAVES

We ask our customers every year to please remove the fallen leaves from their lawns because the damage they can cause is so serious! I guarantee if leaves are left on your lawn for a long period of time then your lawn will require either re-turfing or a full renovation programme and take weeks to fully recover. For the sake of your lawns – remove those pesky leaves!

4. MOWING

As the conditions become damper and colder throughout this month and next – mow every 2 -3 weeks dependent upon how quickly your lawn grows, set the mower on to a higher cut setting and if moss becomes a problem, make sure you’re cutting the grass to above the height of the moss.

I know this is a little late in being posted but we’re super busy with renovations and enquiries in the office! If you have any questions about the above advice then please don’t hesitate to contact us or leave a comment! Let us know what you think of these posts – we’d like to know what you’d like to see.

 

Thank you for reading! Have a fab October and remember to clear those leaves.

Spring has finally sprung!

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24/04/2015
Daffodils in the spring

Here are a few tips to keep on top of your lawn this month:

The most important job is moss control – you need to kill and scarify it out before it starts running riot. Scarifying could leave your lawn a little bare depending on the severity of the moss removal; therefore we recommend top dressing and re-seeding the patches. With the right conditions, your lawn should have fully recovered in 6-8 weeks (just in time for summer.)

Aeration  – we advise aerating your lawn at least once a year to help keep your soil surface free from disease and pests and to also allow the grass roots to absorb more moisture and nutrients which will in turn give you a healthier, greener looking lawn!

As always – fertilising your lawn is a must! Our spring treatment is the first of our seasonal lawn programme and includes a high quality, organic fertiliser and seasonal treatments start from only £15 per treatment.Killing weeds is also important at this time of year. Digging them out is a pretty sure way of getting rid of them but there will be more coming later in the season so it might be easier to spot treat them with a weed killer.It’s a little too early to start watering your lawn but mowing your lawn is a MUST. You should be mowing your lawn every 2 weeks, keeping the cut quite high for now.As always, we can perform any of the treatments/renovations above and getting a price for them couldn’t be any simpler – Book a FREE survey with us today and you get on the spot prices! The survey is also no obligation and we leave you with a survey sheet to refer back to if you can’t decide there and then.Call us on Freephone 0800 138 3143.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!(Richard and Terry scarifying and re-seeding a lawn)