Nothing sets off a garden better than a lush green lawn.
Healthy grass should have a rich green colour, a dense texture, look attractive throughout the year and be able to withstand wear.
CARING FOR AN ESTABLISHED LAWN
Regular mowing from March to October improves lawn quality by keeping weeds and coarse grasses in check, whilst encouraging lawn grasses to make the side-growth that gives a good, lush texture.
Be careful not to mow too closely as this will damage even the healthiest lawn by “scalping” the grass, leaving bare patches – a perfect site for moss to colonise. Regular weekly cutting with blades set lower in the Summer and higher in Spring and Autumn is the answer.
Fine turf needs mowing every three or four days, whereas utility turf is fine with a weekly cut.
Remove clippings from the lawn as they encourage weeds to spread and prevent light and air reaching the grass.
Keeping the edge of your lawn neatly trimmed will make a huge difference to its overall appearance. Each spring you should re-cut the edge to give a sharp finish. Try to ensure you trim the grass edges every week while the grass is growing.
FEEDING YOUR LAWN
Grass responds to good care just as other plants do and needs the same basic nutrients.
Nitrogen – for blade growth and improved colour.
Phosphates – for a vigorous root growth
Potash – for healthy, disease-resistant growth.
Because the cycle of growth and cutting starves the lawn of nutrients, it is essential to feed the grass. Without feeding, grass becomes sparse, pale and unhealthy allowing weeds and moss to gain a hold.
FEED, WEED AND MOSS CONTROL
Where you have the double problem of weeds and moss, use Feed Weed & Mosskiller, which is a practical, efficient way to eradicate weeds and moss, and give your lawn a good feed, in a simple one-step application. This saves you time and is less punishing for your lawn.
Follow the instructions on the pack very carefully and make sure that the weather and grass conditions are suitable.