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Looking after your Lawn

Posted July 1st 2016 in Topical Tips 0 Comments
Looking after your Lawn

Looking after your Lawn so its Green and Healthy

A good lawn brings all the parts of your garden together and creates a perfect area for fun and relaxation for kids, adults and pets. With just a little effort and time it can look lush and green all year round.

The looking after a lawn may varies with the seasons and weather. But there is little to do in winter, but as the weather warms up, it's time to start readying your lawn for the summer ahead.

Moss acts like a sponge, preventing light, water and nutrients from reaching the roots of the grass. Layers of dead grass and moss must be removed to maintain a healthy lawn, this is  a process known as scarifying.

Scarifying can be achieved using a garden rake or a scarifier. These use blades to cut out both thatch and moss. Scarifiers help give you a firmer lawn because they allow air, water and nutrients to get to the soil. Scarify your lawn vigorously in the spring and autumn.

Aerating, or spiking, your lawn improves drainage and stimulates growth by allowing air to get to the roots. Using our lawn aerating shoes will do a perfect job, or you can spike with a garden fork, but it’s quicker and easier to do it with a specially designed multi-prong rolling aerator.

Maintenance. Add a top dressing to further improve drainage and grass growth. If your lawn is prone to water logging, apply a top layer of lawn sand which is available on request.

Patches If you have patches on your grass then you can apply our Wetlands Patch Fix or if you want to feed you lawn then Westlands Aftercut would be a great idea.

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