Spring Lawn Care

A fresh, green lawn can really bring your whole garden to life and it’s not that hard to achieve!

Spring is the perfect time to spend a little time and effort on your lawn – getting it into shape so that it will flourish all year round and make your neighbours green with envy!

Follow Phil’s complete guide to achieve a great looking lawn for the year ahead!

Meet Phil

Meet Phil, Tong Garden Centre’s Garden Sundries Buyer, who has enjoyed working in the gardening industry for 14 years and is an expert on creating the perfect lawn!

“If you are a budding gardener the best advice I can give you is to be patient when starting a new garden project. Results won’t appear overnight but if you are determined and follow expert advice you will eventually earn the benefits of a beautiful outdoor living space.”

“And the same applies with your lawn. It takes time, patience and a little bit of elbow grease to achieve a great looking lawn but if you put the effort in now, you’ll love the results you get later in the year!”

Follow Phil’s complete guide to spring lawn care below!

Phil’s complete guide to spring Lawn Care

SCARE YOUR LAWN INTO life

Your lawn shouldn’t have to compete with moss and weeds for vital nutrients and soil moisture. Scarifying your lawn will help alleviate the build-up of thatch layers in the lawn including debris, dead grass and moss.

By the way, Scarifying is just a fancy word for raking!

Apply a moss control product such as AfterCut All-In-One Lawn Feed, Weed & Moss Killer to help eradicate any unwanted materials before giving it rake to remove any debris. Small patches of weeds can be dealt with effectively by using Resolva Lawn Weedkiller, or by removing by hand.

LET YOUR LAWN BREATH

Aeration is a key step in your spring lawn care routine. It allows air, water and nutrients to penetrate the roots and encourage strong growth. It’s important to target any damaged areas with brown patches, built-up grass or lawn moss.

To aerate your lawn, simply plant your aerator or garden fork into the ground to a depth of about 6cm. Push into your lawn to release the soil from the ground and repeat in the affected area.

Spread Westland’s Lawn Sand over your lawn, focusing on the areas you’ve spiked, as this will further help with drainage and moss prevention.

OVERSEED YOUR LAWN

Overseeding is a simple process of adding seeds to your lawn to improve its quality and appearance. It is one of the quickest, easiest and cheapest ways to rejuvenate and thicken grass. Gro-Sure Fast Acting Lawn Seed is great to help increase the density of your grass and will rapidly improve the lawn’s appearance.

Spread the seeds evenly over the your lawn, taking care to add more in areas that are bald or damaged. Once the seeds have been scattered, water the area generously 3 – 4 times a day for the coming week so that the seeds remain nice and moist and can germinate easily.

Once they have germinated, feed them with a good fertiliser such as Aftercut All-in-One Lawn Feed, Weed and Moss Killer.

Feed your hungry patch

As the weather improves, your lawn will begin to grow rapidly but it’s important to provide it with all the correct nutrients to ensure that you have a nice thick, full lawn when summer comes around!

Giving your lawn a good feed with lawn fertiliser such as Aftercut All-in-One Lawn Feed, Weed and Moss Killer will ensure that your grass is greener, thicker and stronger. This makes it more robust and better equipped to compete with weeds, moss and weather-related stresses.

It’s best to apply your fertiliser when rain is forecast or, if there is no rain due, then simply water in within 24 hours after application.

Don’t overwater

In the spring, your lawns shouldn’t need watering unless conditions become extra dry or hot, and your grass needs a helpful boost. It’s essential to your lawn’s development to not over-water your lawn as it can cause waterlogging and isn’t environmentally friendly!

Be cautious when mowing

As your grass starts to grow, you will need to start to mow your lawn. Choose a dry day for your first mow of the season and have the blade on a high setting. Remember not to mow your lawn too short as this will weaken the grass and will encourage weeds and moss to become established.

Spring lawn care essentials

Aftercut All-In-One Lawn Feed, Weed & Moss Killer

Kent & Stowe Lawn Rake

Miracle-Gro Patch Magic

Miracle-Gro Evergreen Fast Grass Lawn Seed

Resolva Lawn Weedkiller Extra

Westland Lawn Sand