Hints & Tips
For great lawn care it’s important to know the best times to carry out the key maintenance steps. This is an annual process.
- The New Year is a great time to start thinking about your lawn care plan for the year. Possibly getting the first cut in January or early February.
- January and February are also ideal months to aerate your lawn as the soil is usually moist, allowing the aerator blade to deeply pierce the soil. This process ensures the nutrients can easily reach the root system. Aeration encourages stronger growth and healthier grass which in turn helps it fight off diseases such as redthread, fusarium patch, dollar spot, dry patch.
- Springtime, February and March is a great time to start scarifying lawns, an essential process to maintain a top quality lawn. This process removes dead thatch (dead dry grass trapped in the lower grass layer). By remove this spongy layer of dead material you are allowing nutrients to reach the soil surface. This also has the same benefits as aerating.
- Both aerating and scarifying should be carried out annually to achieve the best results.
- The main grass growing season is April and May and ideally you should mow at least once a week but not too short so as to avoid any scorching or restriction to growth. The perfect height to cut your grass is 1 ½ to 2”. Short grass runs out of energy and can become weak and unhealthy.
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