Spring is a great time of year to rejuvenate your lawns. The warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours are your lawns cue to get going again for the growing season.
- Top dress to even out any humps and hollows with OptiLawn Top Dress. This should only be done during the warmer months of the growing season.
- Renovation – aeration/coring/scarification may be needed to dethatch your lawn.
- Check soil pH levels. Acidic soils are more likely to have weed species taking hold.
- If acidic add dolomite (follow packaging instructions).
- Apply a complete balanced, slow release fertiliser in spring, summer, and autumn
- Deep weekly watering is better than daily light watering.
- Add a liquid seaweed/wetting agent to aid water infiltration and drought proof your lawn.
- Mowing once a week.
- Weed control watch. Monitor on a weekly basis. Prevention is better than cure and a healthy strong growing lawn is less likely to have many weed species invading its growing space.
- Begin organic pest control measures for lawn grub, using eco-neem.
- Mow regularly (twice each week if necessary) removing 1/3 of the leaf blade at a time.
- Mow without a catcher to return the clippings to the lawn to add extra nitrogen.
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