How To Care For Your Spring Lawn

Pay attention to your lawn in the spring and Nathan James Dodd reckons you will receive dividends later in the year.

Created by Nathan James Dodd on Wednesday, 9th of March, 2016.


Regular maintenance is key to achieving an impressive lawn and in the spring you need to tackle moss, weeds and grass that requires feeding after the cold winter months.

You can treat each individually or buy a lawn care product that will kill the moss and weeds while at the same time invigorating the grass.

Feed Grass, Eliminate Moss And Weeds

Wait until the soil is moist, the grass dry and rain is forecast. Always carefully read the manufacturers' instructions or you may end up scorching the entire lawn.

Measure out sections of the lawn and apply the appropriate amount of fertilizer. If you are doing this by hand it's a good idea to wear gloves. Larger areas can be better treated with a spreader.

The dead moss can be later raked out and the area over seeded, perhaps with a tougher variety. After breaking up the surface, sow the seed and lightly rake, sprinkle with water during dry weather.

The First Cut Is The Highest

Many people will be out over Easter giving their lawn its first cut of the year. Before mowing, lightly rake out any debris and then set the blades high (about 40mm).

Although regular mowing is recommended, remember not to weaken its roots by cutting grass too short.

Healthy well fed grass that grows vigorously will help to discourage weeds and moss from returning but the lawn's location might not.

Moss loves damp ground, so if the soil wasn't prepared very well before the lawn was laid and suffers from bad drainage, take a fork and spike the affected areas.

Shade is also a contributing factor, so think about cutting back any overhanging vegetation to let in more sunlight.

Aerating the soil will also help in high traffic areas, i.e. where children have been playing too much football, and the earth has become compacted.

On-going maintenance is key to successful lawn and, by investing some time and effort in the spring, you'll be reaping the rewards later in the year.

Related Articles

GardenSite's Flori Bosnigeanu Completes The Great Birmingham Run

GardenSite's Flori Bosnigeanu Completes The Great Birmingham Run

With only a few months' training under her belt, GardenSite's own Flori Bosnigeanu took part in this year's Great Birmingham Run, raising over £500 for the city's Children's Hospital.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 21st of October, 2016.

Gardensite Again Wins 'Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team' At Glee

Gardensite Again Wins 'Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team' At Glee

Repeating the success of last year, Nathan James Dodd is pleased to report that Gardensite.co.uk has again been voted as having the 'Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team' at Glee 16, the UK's most important Garden and Leisure Industry show.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 13th of September, 2016.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2016

Hampton Court Flower Show 2016

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show that opens today (5 July) has something to offer everyone, with show gardens, talks, trade stands and plenty more. Nathan James Dodd attended the Press Day and was impressed with how much there is to see.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 5th of July, 2016.

Best Gardens To Visit In The Spring

Best Gardens To Visit In The Spring

Spring is a wonderful time to visit a garden where you'll see new vibrant colour and planting that will inspire you for the year to come. Here are David Hall's suggestions regarding the best spring gardens to visit.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 31st of March, 2016.

comments powered by Disqus

RSS

View RSS Feed

Author

Nathan James Dodd

Garden Designer

View Profile

Follow Us!

Recent Articles

Why Choose An Artificial Christmas Tree

Why Choose An Artificial Christmas Tree

When purchasing a Christmas tree, you may or may not be aware that you're continuing a centuries old tradition that was enthusiastically adopted by the Victorians. An artificial tree as Andy Taylor explains is just a modern take on this age old practice.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Monday, 5th of December, 2016.

Premier Christmas Lights

Premier Christmas Lights

There's a huge selection of Premier Christmas Lights, and it's no wonder why they are market leaders judging by the variety and innovation that's on offer. This is Andy Taylor's guide to their range of top quality lights and decorations.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Monday, 28th of November, 2016.

How to Choose Your Christmas Wreath & Garland

How to Choose Your Christmas Wreath & Garland

Christmas wreaths, swags and garlands might be thought a little old fashioned, but Robert Hall thinks that modern versions of these traditional decorations are a fabulous way to combine tradition with colourful contemporary themes.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 15th of November, 2016.

Battery Powered Christmas Lights Guide

Battery Powered Christmas Lights Guide

This guide by Andy Taylor is all about battery powered lights, a very safe way to decorate your home with festive colour. With low running costs and bright LEDs, batteries may be the smart choice this Christmas.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Thursday, 1st of December, 2016.