Lawncare Hints & Tips
Lawn Weed & Feed
Get a good quality lawn feed for your lawn and target the weeds with a selective weed killer. Our Lancashire Lawncare professionals are able to do this for you at a fraction of the price of you doing it yourselves. The products we use feed and encourage growth, build strength and improve the colour of your lawn all year round. The weed killer kills off any weeds that have appeared in your lawn and with it being a selective weed killer it doesn’t harm the grass at all.
We would recommend that in the early Spring you should mow your lawn on a high setting gradually reducing the height the nearer you get to summer. We’d never recommend going too short though as this weakens the grass and can result in the sun’s heat scorching the lawn. Mow weekly by the end of spring and early summer. Regular mowing can really aid the appearance of your lawn and if done properly will also encourage good lawn growth. Ideally the grass should be mowed somewhere between not too long and not too short. Most mowers will have some sort of height adjustment to help you in cutting to the right length. The grass should be cut when it’s dry preferably to avoid any snagging or damage to the lawn. Drought conditions can severly affect the growth of a lawn, so if it’s not growing then don’t cut it!! Doing so can severely hamper growth and may cause damage which will impair growth when the rains do come.
Aeration is an excellent way to give your lawn a helping hand after the winter period. The ground may have become compact and hard. Aeration will relieve compaction and allow air and water to get to the roots of your lawn as well as splitting the grass roots to produce a thicker lawn. Lancashire Lawncare can provide this service for you and would be happy to give you a quote should you require this treatment.
Lawn scarification or lawn dethatching as it’s sometimes known can help remove any build up of moss and thatch that’s occurred over the autumn winter period. Here at Lancashire Lawncare our final treatment in the autumn/winter period is a moss killer so we can scarify ast this point to clear most of this out. Sometimes a spring scarification can further aid the lawn as the new shoots of grass come through. Scarification helps by removing the build up of dead grass and moss and keeps the lawn surface free of anything that can strangle or slow down growth. It can also help to prevent disease in your lawn. Although this is a heavy job and initially looks a mess the results are excellent and clearly of benefit to the lawn in the long run.
This may need to be done after a heavy scarify and also if the lawn gets a lot of usage. Everyday wera and tear will no doubt cause the odd bare patch so overseeding can help in this regard. Overseeding in early spring about a week after Lancashire Lawncare have put down the spring treatment will help and ensure good growth ready for the summer months.
Moss is one of the most common lawn problems. We offer an excellent moss control service and coupled with scarification it can help to keep the moss in your lawn under control. Call us today for a quote.
Watering is essential to keep your lawn looking healthy all year round especially if long periods of dry weather are prevalent. It may seem really obvious to water your lawn; however, watering should not be carried out every day! This can cause problems when you go on holiday for example as the lawn is ‘expecting’ to be watered i.e. it gets used to lots of water and when there is none it can dry up quickly, especially in sandy areas. In order for your garden to thrive the grass needs a healthy root system and for it to have this water needs to go deep into the soil, the roots in turn dig deeper down to draw on the water. By watering your lawn early in the morning or in the evening you avoid the water evaporating from your lawn. It’s important, too, that any thatch, which may have built up, be removed (see scarifying) so that the water can impact the soil and not filter off into the dead thatch.
Drought or long spells without rain don’t necessarily mean the lawns don’t still need treating. It is beneficially to continue the treatment as the recovery time will be quicker once the rains do come or hose-pope bans are lifted.