Your lawn is a welcoming site to your home and the centre of family fun, so it should always be given the care and attention it deserves to keep it in top shape. If you’re unsure of how to restore it to a lush green state, then keep reading this article for our guide to the perfect lawn care.
Sorting proper drainage for your lawn is essential to ensure that your lawn can breathe and avoid becoming waterlogged, which can cause more serious issues down the line. Aeration is the most important step to fix this, simply by using a garden fork or hollow tine aerator to add air into the soil and improve drainage.
If your lawn is quite severe, adding horticultural sand into these holes can also help to draw out the excess moisture.
A lawn only needs approximately an inch of water a week for optimal conditions but be sure to adjust your watering schedule according to the weather, especially if you are sowing a new lawn. If you’re based in Worcestershire, like us, you can typically expect 2-3 inches of rain a month, so consider the rainfall before choosing to water your lawn.
Weather & Climate provides great infographics to show your area’s average precipitation so that you can calculate a rough watering routine.
Weeds and Moss
If your lawn has become waterlogged, this will encourage the growth of moss, which can take up much of your lawn before long.
To get rid of unwanted moss and weeds, there are several methods you can use, such as scarifying/raking the lawn, to remove the loose materials and avoid damaging the grass itself. This can be much more effective than individually digging up the vegetation, as it’ll allow you to tackle the whole lawn at once.
The material you collect is perfect to add to your compost heap too, so you can recycle whatever you dig up!
Mowing your lawn
There are several things to consider when mowing the lawn, such as the temperature, the amount of rainfall over recent periods and how old the grass is.
Always aim to cut your grass on dry days, so that you don’t have clumped grass underneath your mower, making it more difficult to evenly cut. Never cut freshly sown grass either, as it’ll need time to grow.
Top Tip: You should never cut your grass more than 1/3 at a time, to avoid a patchy lawn. This helps to keep your grass healthy and thick. By moving the cylinder of your mower slightly higher, you’ll be able to keep that lush green look on your lawn. Of course, if you cut less frequently you may need to adjust this but should aim to keep your grass at least 4-5cm long.
As a final touch, you can trim the edges of your grass to really create a pristine look.
There are many different options when cutting your grass, to make it a more unique and quirky statement in your garden. For example, you could consider cutting in lawn stripes, experiment with different heights or even try out a wildflower lawn and embrace a more natural look.
For help with any of these curated garden looks or a regular maintenance plan, contact us directly. We’re able to help with a range of garden maintenance tasks to keep your lawn and green space looking pristine and cared for, with no hassle for our clients.