A beautiful lawn complements the rest of the garden and makes the whole garden look fantastic. Spring is the best time to spend a little time and effort getting it into shape - mowing the grass, feeding with a lawn fertiliser and dealing with bare patches, ugly weeds and moss.
A simple lawn care programme will give you a lawn to be proud of, keep it in perfect condition and make friends and neighbours green with envy.
The secrets of success to a great looking lawn are:
Regular and correct mowing.
Feeding with a spring and summer lawn fertiliser.
Treating weeds and moss.
Dealing with bare patches.
The most important lawn care job for a fantastic lawn is correct and regular mowing. You need to cut the grass whenever it is growing - which is likely to be weekly or even more frequently as the weather warms up in spring.
The aim should be to keep it at the same height all through spring. For most lawns this should be about 2.5-4cm (1-1.5in) high. For lawns that take a lot of wear and tear the height is better raised to 5cm (2in). For very shaded areas, mow at a height of 7.5cm (3in).
Mowing too short and, as a consequence weakening the grass, is the quickest and easiest way of allowing weeds and moss to become established and spoiling the lawn.
Next on the priority list is feeding the grass.
A good feed with a lawn fertiliser, not only makes the grass greener, but it makes it grow thicker and increases its strength, vigour and health so it is more robust and better equipped to compete with weeds, moss and weather-related stresses. In spring, the best results are achieved by using a granular feed that supplies a regular amount of nutrients over several weeks. All EverGreen lawn feeds do this.
Treating weeds and moss
Lawn weeds are a major headache that can stop you fully enjoying your lawn. A strong, healthy and well-fed lawn will be able to deal with weeds and moss far better than one that isn’t fed and looked after properly.
But where weeds and moss are a problem you need to deal with them quickly.using the correct treatment that feeds, weeds, controls moss and builds up the lawn’s resistance to heat, drought and other stresses. It can be used from April, throughout spring and summer.
Where major moss or weed invasion is a problem, scarifying and reseeding is another option.
Dealing with bare patches
After the ravages of winter, many lawns have bare areas that not only look unsightly, but are perfect places for weeds and moss to take hold. Give your lawn a treat by giving it the once over by seeding the patches required. The unique combination of grass seed, feed and fertilizer cover bare patches in no time at all and produce a thick grass covering of the bare area.
Overseed new life
Every year up to a quarter of the grass in the lawn can die, more after a cold, wet winter. Overseeding - sowing new grass seed into the existing lawn - can rejuvenate the lawn and bring it back to life.
Overseeding improves the lawn’s appearance and by increasing the density of the grass you will also reduce weed and moss invasion.