As we leave spring behind and approach summer (officially 1st June), our lawns should be a lush carpet of soft, green, thriving grass. But, June isn’t a time to be complacent. There are still jobs that need doing if you want your lawn to go on flourishing throughout the summer and beyond.
In this short article, we list 4 June lawn care tasks, as well as 2 things you shouldn’t be doing to your lawn in June. If you find the article helpful, please give it a share, and if you’re looking to buy high-quality garden turf, topsoil, or aggregates, contact Ivinghoe Turf today.
With June being the height of the growing season, your lawn, (as long as it’s well-nourished, and has good water reserves) will need to be mowed regularly. We know it can be a bit of a pain, but regular mowing done properly, with a good mower with sharp blades, has a wide range of benefits, including:
- It makes the grass thicker – By trimming the long blades of grass on your lawn, it allows the new shoots to thrive and spread, which makes the lawn thicker throughout, and gives an all-over healthier appearance.
- It helps keep pests at bay – Simply put, regular mowing gives common pests, including bugs and rodents, less places to hide, therefore reducing the damage they could do to your gorgeous lawn.
- It helps to control disease – Common diseases and lawn infestations, such as mosses, survive far better when the grass is long, as it creates the ideal, dark, damp patches they require.
With the lawn growing so well throughout June, so will many common weeds, so control needs to be a priority. Ways to control the weeds in your lawn include:
- Pulling them out – This is by far the simplest solution if you only have a few large weeds, but if we’re talking about an infestation, you may have to find a less labour-intensive method.
- Weedkiller – There are many types of all-over lawn weedkiller available, but make sure to read the instructions first, or better still, get professional advice from a lawn expert.
- Spot weedkiller – Spot weedkillers are a great method if you only have a few determined weeds, such as dandelions, but again, read instructions carefully, especially if you have pets that use the lawn.
June is the perfect time to add some fertiliser, to help protect and strengthen the lawn throughout the growing season. It’s best to use a granular fertiliser instead of a liquid fertiliser, but whichever you use, read the instructions carefully.
Even if there are some rainy days, June, July and August in the UK are generally the driest months, so keeping up a regular watering routine for your lawn during this period is vital.
2 things you shouldn’t do to your lawn in June
- Sow new seeds – Sowing new grass seeds in the height of summer will require constant attention and a lot of watering, plus, you then need to restrict people, particularly your children, from using the lawn.
- Aerate – Although not a disaster, it’s best not to aerate your lawn in June, as the soil is much dryer, and the tines of your aerating tool will be less likely to penetrate.
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