Confused by lawn care? These simple tips will get you started on creating a beautiful, lush garden. From mowing to fertilisers, we’ve got it covered.
If you have a garden, you’ll know that the lawn tends to take centre stage. It’s the focal point that the rest of the garden grows from and it offers a space for the whole family to enjoy and relax. But aside from something to enjoy, it can also be a source of difficulty when deciding how to properly care for your lawn. Here are some simple do’s and don’ts when it comes to getting the most out of your garden!
Regularly treat your lawn with trusted fertilisers and weed-killers. This will keep the grass protected from any nasty weeds and will encourage the grass to grow into a lush, healthy lawn. Choosing this can be difficult, and make sure you don’t get drawn into overpriced products! One way to avoid costs and make sure you are getting a well-designed product is to trust a lawn care company, who’s treatments are regularly tested and held to industry standards. As a minimum, you need to get the lawn treated before every season, to make sure it is ready for the changing weather.
Mow your lawn too short. If you do, it’ll dry the lawn out and make it lose colour, which no green-fingered enthusiast wants! It’s much better to mow little and often, which encourages the grass to grow. Keep it above 1 inch and use a mower that has nice, sharp blades.
Rake those lovely Autumn leaves! The orange hues might look pretty across the lawn but they can cause a number of problems. The grass needs to breathe, and the leaves can cause a blockage to them receiving air and water. The extra layer also encourages insects and bacteria to grow and develop into issues such as snow mould. You don’t have to be excessively strict with this, but clear the majority of dead leaves to ensure lawn health.
Over-water the lawn. In warmer months, you should water the grass at least once a week, but in Winter this need drastically reduces. Plants go into dormant mode, where they are growing less and therefore need less water. Pay attention to rain fall, and if it’s a particularly wet Autumn and Winter this year, you might not need to add any extra.