The condition of your lawn through the early Spring period is often an indication of how it was cared for the previous year, particularly in the autumn period. Now that we have arrived in May we can now begin to improve its appearance and overall health.
Here are some tips that will help you to maintain a lush, green lawn:
Sharpen your mower blades
Although this is an extremely simple practice, it is often overlooked. Blunt blades will tear turf rather than giving it a sharp cut which can result in increased water loss making your lawn turf more susceptible to disease and can give your grass a dull appearance.
It is recommended that your mower blades are sharpened at least twice a year to ensure that your lawn is being mowed effectively.
Mow High and Often
Set your mower height to a high level and mow your turf little and often as opposed to a low cut to maintain an excellent quality lawn. In the summer period you should mow your lawn more often to keep up with the fast growth.
Leave Grass Clippings on the Lawn
Unlike what many people think leaving clippings on the lawn can return essential nutrients to your lawn and can act like an additional fertiliser application to improve growth.
Aeration involves perforating your turf with small holes to allow for circulation. Aeration is a great way to reduce compaction and thatch build up in your turf by allowing air and water to penetrate the soil below to help the roots grow deeper and produce a stronger and more vigorous lawn. The best time to aerate is during the growing season when the grass can heal filling any open areas.
During the growing season a balanced fertiliser should be applied every four to six weeks. A fertiliser mix with 20 percent Nitrogen, 5 percent Phosphate and 10 percent Potassium is a good basic mix for the Spring period. We recommend spreading fertiliser in two perpendicular directions will ensure that you get better coverage and prevents over applying.
At Ivinghoe Turf we are garden turf experts. From our location in Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire we have easy access to all areas of the UK. We have been growing and supplying our very own selection of high quality lawn turf for over three decades.
Using our very own fleet of transport vehicles we are able to transport your turf nationwide straight to your location. Should you require more information on our turf or would like some assistance contact a friendly member of our team today.