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Spring Lawn Care
Spring has sprung, birds are busy nest building, green shoots are sprouting. With the warming of the soil, the lawn too has awoken from it's winter dormancy, meaning more work for the gardener. But work spent now will pay dividends in the summer when you are enjoying a verdant, healthy carpet of luscious green grass.
Moss usually starts to appear in the spring and autumn. Thankfully, control is easy and there are a variety of products which will kill moss in a week or so. But moss occurs where there is an underlying problem, whether it be water-logging or a shade intolerant grass mix for example. It's important to address the cause of moss growth promptly.
Once the moss has been controlled, the entire lawn should be given a gentle raking to remove debris (a process called scarification).
Repair Bare Patches
Remove Thatch and Improve Drainage
Excessive thatch, the layer of dead stems and roots, is a common problem for established lawns. A thick layer of thatch can become a barrier, stopping water and nutrients reaching the soil.
Raking with a wire garden rake, and regular mowing, should be adequate for thatch control.
Aeration is also important to improve drainage and help the your grass grow healthily. Pushing the fork into the soil, about 10cm deep and 15cm apart , will allow water and air to reach roots and improve drainage.
Rev up your Mower
Nourish your lawn
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