Lawn Care

Spring Lawncare

Spring is the most important season of the year. As the ground starts to warm, the grass starts to grow. After the cooler winter months now is the time to ensure that your lawn will look good the rest of the year. Before starting to mow your lawn ensure that all debris is removed to avoid damage to your mower. April is probably the best time to apply your spring lawn feed, ensuring your lawn has all the nutrients it needs to grow strong and healthy.

Summer Lawncare

Continue to mow your lawn on a weekly basis and in extremely hot weather keep it well watered to retain its colour (morning and evening if possible). A summer fertiliser can be applied in June or July. Before fertiliser application, mow your lawn and then apply. Do not cut your grass for at least a week to allow the fertiliser to work into the ground. If weeds are appearing on your lawn this is a good time of the year to apply a selective weed killer.

Autumn Lawncare

The autumn months are the last of the growing season, therefore it is important that you take care of your lawn in order to prepare and strengthen it for the cold winter months. The correct feeding and maintenance will ensure the quality and health of your lawn.
Due to falling temperatures the growth rate of the grass will slow down reducing the need for mowing. This is a good time to apply your autumn feed giving the lawn the nutrients it needs to survive over winter.

Aerating your lawn improves drainage and allows more air to the root system of the grass plant. Aeration can be done with a hand fork or spiking machine.

Worm activity is beneficial to lawns as they help to improve the nutrient content of the soil. At certain times of the year you may notice deposits of mud on the lawn, these are known as ‘Worm Casts’. Worm casts are produced during September to October and March to early May and can also occur during milder weather in winter months. If left, Worm Casts can encourage moss and weeds. To remove them,  leave the cast to dry and then remove with a brush.

If your lawn has suffered a lot of wear and tear during the summer months autumn is a good time to:
Over-Seed – helps to thicken the lawn
Top-dress – can reduce thatch
Scarify – reduces build up of decomposing debris
Treat Weeds and Moss

Winter Lawncare

Grass plant growth will slow during the winter therefore it is advisable that you keep off the lawn, especially if it has been wet or frosty as you can damage the plant.
In milder weather the grass will continue to grow, and mowing can be done when necessary. Ensure that your lawn-mower is at a high setting.  If there are leaves or debris on the lawn use a light rake/brush to sweep them off.

It is also a good idea to service your lawn-mower during the winter months.

Evergreen Lawns or your local garden centre can advise on which fertiliser and lawncare products to apply throughout the year.