Lawns: Spring Summer Care
Posted by Pristine Home on 15 April 2015

At this time of year, your lawn will start growing rapidly and requires feeding, weeding, moss-killing, and regular cutting. We at Pristine Home have a few tips on how to maintain your lawn and get it Spring/Summer ready.

Feeding

All lawns need feeding and if you only want to feed your lawn once a year, April is the time to do it! Giving your lawn a good feed now will prepare your lawn for the summer. Regular maintenance is the best way to approach a lawn, and prevent needing renovation later.

Cutting your lawn

Over winter, the lawn does not grow much, but once the weather gets warmer in spring, you can get started cutting. We recommend you cut your lawn at least once every two weeks, once a week if the weather’s mild. After you do this a couple of times, gradually lower the cutting height of the blades to between 1-2cm.

Moss and Weeds

You may not notice moss and weeds until you start cutting your grass regularly again. Here are a few points we recommend on how to deal with them:

  • Use a powder or granular product which combines fertilizer with a lawn treatment so your grass has a chance to spread and fill in the gaps where the moss or weeds have been killed.
  • If you don’t like using chemicals on your lawn, take a bit more time to pull the weeds out by hand and remove moss with a rake wire.
  • Feed you lawn! A lawn that is well fed helps prevent weeds and moss simply because there will be no room for them to creep in.

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