Category: Lawn

What to do with your Lawn in Winter

As winter progresses, you may be noticing that your lawn is looking far from its usual, healthy summer self. That isn’t necessarily as bad thing because it’s inevitable that lawns and grass will die off a little over the winter, in the same way as plants and flowers do. This is a short guide to caring for your lawn through winter. The winter is a good time to fertilise your lawn and give it some TLC after the summer. You can apply fertiliser generously, according to the instructions. It is also a good idea to aerate your lawn and let the roots get some extra oxygen. This will help it to grow stronger and healthier once the weather becomes warm again. Keeping your lawn clear is also important. Rake up leaves and debris on a regular basis, or it can begin to suffocate your lawn (and your aeration will go to waste).

Looking after your lawn in the Spring

As soon as the weather becomes warmer and the days grow longer, you will have no doubt noticed that the grass on your lawn has started to grow. In order to look after your lawn, it is important that you cut it regularly throughout the spring and summer. However, for the first mowings of the year, in early spring, you would be well advised to treat your lawn gently. Do not cut if the grass is wet or suffering from a frost. Make sure you set the mower blades on high for the first and second cuts of the year. Afterwards, you can gradually lower your blades. Over the winter months, moss can become well established on some lawns. Use a suitable moss-killer to spray or scatter on your lawn and then rake up the dying moss a few days later. Small patches of weeds can either be dug up carefully, making sure that you get rid of all of the root or you could use a lawn weedkiller to clear up any weeds. For a really green, soft carpet of grass, make sure you feed your lawn regularly throughout the growing season with a suitable lawn feed.

Considerations when Choosing Lawn grass

A lawn provides a valuable addition to any home but only the right turf will make it as aesthetically appealing as it should be. Making the right decision in choosing the lawn grass will not only improve the looks of the home but also improve its value greatly. Here are some factors one must bear in mind when settling on the right kind of grass to have in their lawn. Type of seeds and how they grow There are different kinds of seeds available in the market each of which grows differently. There are those that grow from sods, sprigs or plugs while others grow from actual seeds. Any will give positive results depending on the type of soil on which it is grown and proper preparations. Talk to your lawn grass contractor on what is best for your land needs before making the final decision.

Getting Green, Green Grass

Annoyingly grass is not always as green as we want it to be. There’s nothing better than looking out over your garden to see a really vibrant green lawn, looking healthy and fresh. To get the lawn you dream of or to transform your existing discoloured lawn, make sure you follow our pieces of advice. Mow your lawn regularly. This is an important factor, but your should also make sure your lawnmower blade is sharp, because you don’t want to tear the blade, you want to cut it precisely, and you should ideally stick to the general rule-of-thumb and cut the grass down in size to between 3 and 4 inches. Lot of water will also help make sure your grass stays green. If you water deeply the soil will not dry out and the roots will not dig down deep because there will always be water available near the suface. You can also add compost to the lawn throughout the four seasons to help build up the soil quality whilst adding nutrients to the grass at the same time.