Top tips for Beautiful Lawns this spring and summer
13th March 2012
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Our Top Tips for Beautiful Lawns this Spring and Summer

With a simple lawn care programme you can have a lawn to be proud of; by keeping it in great condition you'll make friends and neighbours green with envy.

We all know a beautiful lawn makes the whole garden look fantastic and spring is definately the best season to spend a little time and effort getting it into shape.

Like most things in life a little preparation ahead of time allows you the season to enjoy the fruits of your labour!


Here's our Top Tips for a great looking lawn :


  • Regular and correct mowing
  • Feeding with a spring and summer lawn fertiliser
  • Treating weeds and moss
  • Dealing with bare patches
  • Mowing - Don't mow too short!!


The most important lawn care job for a fantastic lawn is correct and regular mowing. You need to cut the grass whenever it is growing – which is likely to be weekly or even more frequently as the weather warms up in spring. But don't mow it too short!

The aim should be to keep it at the same height all through spring. For most lawns this should be about 2.5-4cm (1-1.5in) high. For lawns that take a lot of wear and tear the height is better raised to 5cm (2in). For very shaded areas, mow at a height of 7.5cm (3in).

Did you know Mowing too short will weakening the grass and is the quickest and easiest way of allowing weeds and moss to become established and spoil the lawn?


Feed your Lawn

Next on the list is feeding the grass, The EverGreen range of lawn feeds will produce a lawn to boast about.

A good feed with a lawn fertiliser, not only makes the grass greener, but it makes it grow thicker and increases its strength, vigour and health so it is more robust and better equipped to compete with weeds, moss and weather-related stresses. 

For more indepth advise on feeding your lawn and the best products speak with one of the professionals at Earlswood Garden and Landscape Centre...


Treating weeds and moss

Lawn weeds are a real headache that can stop you fully enjoying your lawn. A strong, healthy and well-fed lawn will be able to deal with weeds and moss far better than one that isn’t fed and looked after properly.

Weeds and moss need to be deal with quickly. EverGreen Complete is a unique 4-in-1 treatment that feeds, weeds, controls moss and builds up the lawn’s resistance to heat, drought and other stresses. It can be used from April, throughout spring and summer.


Dealing with bare patches

After the ravages of winter, many lawns have bare areas that not only look unsightly, but are perfect places for weeds and moss to take hold. Give your lawn a treat by giving it the once over with Patch Magic. The unique combination of grass seed, coir and slow-release feed will cover bare patches in no time at all and produce a thick grass covering of the bare area.

Or, where dogs have caused the bare areas, repair the damage with Patch Magic Dog Spot Repair.


Sowing New Grass

If it's been a cold and wet winter up to a quarter of the grass can die! Sowing new grass seed into a lawn can bring it back to life without the work and expense of returfing. 


For great gardening advise speak with one of our recommended professionals at Earlswood Garden and Landscape Centre and Earlswood Plants...


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