Lawn Care

jangrassJanuary's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
The winter is firmly set in with hard frosts and wet weather, avoid walking on the lawn. If the ground is not frozen or waterlogged remove leaves with a light rake or leaf blower and try to remove any heavier debris, such as twigs.
decgrassFebruary's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
If you have frost, frozen ground or a waterlogged lawn try to keep off it. Only if conditions allow you should remove worm casts by brushing with a broom and remove leaves, etc. with a light rake. You might want to consider carrying out any repairs you have been planning, or getting your lawnmower serviced for the year ahead.
novgrassMarch's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
This is the time of year when the major work starts, temperatures should usually be high enough to mean that significant grass growth should be occurring. Before you start cutting the lawn, it should be raked with a spring tine rake that will ensure the grass 'sits up' for your lawnmower. At this time of the year you should not be cutting your grass too short, adjust the mower cutting height so that just the tips of the grass are removed. Usually you should only need to mow about twice in March. Don't forget to trim the lawn edges and around any other items such as garden ornaments or trees using a grass trimmer, you should also repair any damage to the lawn edges. At the end of March it is time to scarify your lawn using a Lawn Scarifier. If you have a build-up of moss in your lawn it is important that you kill the moss before scarifying, failure to do this will mean that you will spread live moss spores and end up with more moss.
septgrassApril's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
April is the time to apply a lawn fertiliser to feed the lawn or a lawn weed control product where necessary. Use a lawn aerator to aerate areas of the lawn where you get heavy footfall leading to soil compaction that prevents drainage, it is best to use a hollow core tine aerator which removes cores from your lawn. You should continue to mow the lawn reducing the cutter height a little, never take more than a third off the height of the grass.
aprilMay's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
You can reduce the cutter height of the mower again, the amount of times you need to mow will increase in frequency as the grass will be growing more vigorously now due to the warmer weather and any recent application of fertiliser. Keep your lawn edges trimmed using either a line trimmer or lawn edging shears.
julyJune's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
Depending on the weather it may be necessary to mow twice a week, if rainfall is low, then you should water the lawn thoroughly but not frequently, this will encourage deep root growth which will lead to a healthier lawn. If you still have some weeds in your lawn, you should apply a lawn weed treatment, this should only be done when the soil is moist.
octgrassJuly's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
Mow your lawn as regularly as the growth of the grass dictates and trim the lawn edges. Continue to water thoroughly if rainfall is low. If necessary, you can apply a lawn fertiliser at recommended levels to help with the lawns health and appearance.
augustAugust's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
Please continue to mow regularly at a low cutting height and trim the lawn edges. Try and alter the direction of the mowing to encourage natural growth. If you still have some weeds in your lawn, then apply a lawn weed treatment, but you must only do this when the soil is moist.
septgrassSeptember's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
Another busy time on the lawn as we approach Autumn you will need to remove worm casts before mowing by brushing with a hard bristle broom. Continue to mow as necessary & if still required water your lawn. Mowing frequency will start to reduce as the days shorten and the temperatures begin to fall. Aerate the lawn if it has had heavy traffic during the summer, you should then top dress the area you have aerated. Carry out lawn repairs including smoothing out bumps and hollows, over-seed areas that are a little worn & repair lawn edges if required. In late September you will need to scarify the lawn to remove any build-up of dead grass, if you still have any moss now is the time to remove it making sure you have killed it first to avoid spreading live spores. Removing thatch by scarifying helps remove the type of environment that many lawn diseases enjoy. If you have a lawn that is made up of fine grass that has some coarse grass appearing in it then this is the perfect time to remove the areas of coarse grass and reseed with fine grass varieties. You should always, from late September, look out for any lawn fungal diseases & seek professional advice on suitable treatments.
octgrassOctober's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
Early October is your last chance to aerate, top dress or feed the lawn before winter, if you haven’t already done so. You should also by now be raising the height of cut on your lawnmower and also be reducing the frequency of your mowing. Remove any leaves or other debris from your lawn using either a leaf blower or a rake.
novgrassNovember's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
Should your lawn still require mowing then you should set the height of cut to its highest setting, you, will however, this month make your final cut, after the final cut you should clean down the lawn mower. Now is a good time to book your lawnmower in for a winter service with us as you won't be using it throughout the winter.
winterDecember's Gardening Tip Of The Month:-
This is the time of year when if possible you should try to avoid walking on the lawn. If the ground is not frozen or waterlogged, you should remove leaves and any heavier debris such as fallen branches.