Spring Lawn Care
As winter comes to an end and the weather warms up you’ll find there’s lots to do to get your lawn looking good for the summer.
Spring is one of the busiest times for the whole of your garden and your lawn’s no exception.
So take a look at how to get it ready for the long summer days.
What happens to your lawn in the spring?
Even if you have been maintaining your lawn over the winter the colder months may still have taken their toll on the grass. Although you are now entering a period when your lawn will grow more quickly, the grass itself may well be delicate.
It is important therefore that any work you do takes account of this and you treat it with extra care. In spring the weather will warm up but as it will still be wet you may find that weeds suddenly appear, apparently from nowhere. As the soil and air warms up your grass will also start to grow more quickly
How can you look after your lawn in spring?
March is often considered the start of the ‘lawn year’, an indication that this is when much of the work on your lawn really starts. Although your grass may not need regular mowing in early spring, March is probably the time when you will want to give it a first cut.
Try and make sure the ground is as dry as possible, leaving mowing until the afternoon will give it a chance to dry out. As spring progresses, mowing will need to be more regular, and because the weather can still be unpredictable, it’s worth doing it when you have the chance.
Leaving it a week or two can mean you end up with very long, unmanageable grass. As the spring progresses you can start to lower the blades of your mower. Even if the spring is particularly dry, you shouldn’t have to water your lawn, as grass is generally good at retaining moisture.
If weeds are a problem you may be able to remove isolated ones by hand, but a more persistent problem is probably best tackled by a professional company such as All Green Lawn Treatments.
How can All Green help?
As you’d expect this is a busy time for your lawn, this is exactly when we would recommend taking advantage of our specialist services. If you’ve noticed waterlogged patches on your lawn that may indicate soil compaction, we’d recommend that your lawn is aerated.
Lawn scarification may also be of benefit to remove any lawn thatch or moss that has developed over the winter. All Green often carries out over seeding as part of this process and because spring signals the start of a period of growth, the grass has longer to become stronger.
We can also treat your lawn with a controlled release fertiliser and tackle any broad leaved weeds. All Green Lawn Treatments tend to get quite busy in the spring, so contact us as early as possible.