Guides: Seasonal

Spring Lawn Care

After having a bit of a rest over the winter months, your lawn will be ready and raring to get going again once the temperature starts to increase and the sun starts to shine. Here's our spring lawn care guide to get you on your way.

Now is a good time to give your lawn a bit of attention ready for the year ahead. Below are some tips for looking after your lawn in the spring.

Mowing

  • Wait until the lawn is dry enough to mow and set you mower to the one of the higher settings. Avoid cutting it too short all at once, you should never take more than one third of the length of the grass off at one time. Scalping the lawn will stress the grass and can leave brown or bare areas in the lawn.
  • As spring continues, the lawn will need mowing more frequently and you can gradually lower the height of your mower.

Feeding

  • Spring is a good time to feed your turf ready for the year. This is when the lawn starts to grow rapidly again, so feeding the lawn helps to create a dense and healthy lawn.
  • Use a spring feed, or a combined spring weed and feed to combat any weeds that have appeared over the winter too.
  • Note that a feed high in nitrogen will make the grass grow even quicker! So if you don’t want to mow your lawn too often, it’s best to avoid high nitrogen feeds.

Weeding

  • Over the winter time, some weeds may have appeared in your grass. Either dig these out and seed any bare patches, or use a weed and feed as mentioned above.
  • If your lawn contains a lot of moss, now is a good time to scarify it out. You can start by using a moss killer and then scarify it out once it has turned brown.
  • You can scarify using a garden rake to rake out the moss. If you have a large garden or a lot of moss, you may want to invest in an electric scarifier to do the hard work for you.

Repairing

  • If your lawn puts up with a lot of wear and tear, it may appreciate some overseeding. Spread seed over any thin or sparse areas, combined with some topdressing or topsoil to create a strong, dense lawn.
  • Any particularly worn areas can be patched up with rolls of turf.
  • Birds will like to eat the nice new seed you put down. To make sure the seed germinates evenly, and the birds can’t eat it all, aerate the lawn first so the seed can fall into the tiny holes, and germinate and root in nicely.
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