Love your lawn

STEP 1 – AERATING

Aeration allows air, water and nutrients to penetrate the roots and encourage strong growth. Target any brown patches, built-up grass or lawn thatch and make way for a beautiful lawn with this quick three-step to aeration!

  • Plant your aerator or garden fork into the ground to a depth of about 6cm. Simply push into your lawn to release the soil from the ground and repeat at 30cm intervals in the affected area.
  • Spread lawn sand over your lawn focusing on the areas you’ve spiked.
  • Brush lawn sand into the holes as this will further help with drainage and moss prevention.

STEP 2 – SCARIFYING

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.

Apply a moss control product such as AfterCut All-In-One Lawn Feed, Weed & Moss Killer to help eradicate any unwanted materials before raking off the debris.

Small patches of weeds can be dealt with effectively by using Resolva Lawn Weedkiller, or by removing by hand.

STEP 3 – FEEDING

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

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

Over-seeding a lawn 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.

STEP 4 – OVERSEEDING

If your lawn is in good shape, and you haven’t already, then 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.

GET TO KNOW PHIL

Meet Phil Hemmings, Tong Garden Centre’s Garden Sundries Buyer who has enjoyed working in the Gardening industry for 14 years.

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.