Lawn Care in Spring

Your Warrington lawn is the focal point of your garden and so should get the treatment it deserves to make it stand out. We all want that lawn with perfect straight stripes but it isn’t always easy to achieve. As professionals, your local lawn treatment expert at Cheshire Lawn Doctor, can help you get the lawn looking lush and green.

Spring is a very important season for looking after your lawn. After the wet, cold of winter it needs some TLC. Giving the lawn the care it needs now will ensure the best possible results throughout the year.

It is essential that your lawn is fed during spring. The grass plants are growing rapidly at this time and, like any living thing, need the correct nutrients in the correct quantities in order to grow strong and healthy.
Cheshire Lawn Doctor uses only the finest slow release fertiliser that will ensure strong grass growth throughout Spring.

Weed control is especially important as weeds tend to grow faster than the grass in your lawn. A treatment of a selective herbicide during Spring will help to control them. Even though some may return during the Spring a healthy, thick lawn will reduce their return.

Moss in your lawn will need to be treated with an iron based product, this can be a liquid or as a powder. As moss does not decompose like a weed, after 10 – 14 days, with the moss having turned brown, it will need scarifying out. This is a mechanical process where the moss is teased out of the lawn whilst leaving the majority of grass in its place. Once the moss is removed it may be that there are gaps that will need over seeding with a quality lawn seed.

After the drought of 2018 your lawn may have suffered and not fully recovered, Spring is an ideal time for a lawn renovation with enough moisture and warmth in the soil for seed germination. Heavy scarification followed by over seeding and then top dressing with a top quality dressing that will also feed the lawn.

Lawns will need to be mowed on a regular basis as it starts to grow quickly during Spring. Begin by mowing at a high height and reduce as the season progresses. As a rule of thumb then cut one third of the grasses height on each cut. Mowing too low will produce bare spots where no grass grows and will only encourage weed and moss growth.

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