If your struggling with a tired looking lawn after winter with the grass looking brown, patchy, ruled by moss or just straight up awful – let me explain 4 simple lawn tips that will supercharge your lawn this spring!
Watch Springs Lawn Tips
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When to cut your lawn after winter?
Most people in the UK do their first cut of the year mid march as the grass starts growing again
If the ground isn’t too wet and the grass is growing, starting to cut your lawn is great to take off the brown tips from winter and begin this years lawncare plan.
After cutting, look to rake up any dead leaves or grass from the winter.
This will help improve air circulation and allow new growth to thrive.
For larger debris like sticks and branches make sure to remove them before cutting as these will blunt your mower blade
Moss can be a problem in any lawn, but it is especially prevalent in shaded areas.
Moss thrives in cool, moist environments and can quickly take over your lawn if left unchecked.
The best way to control moss is scarify or rake the plant first. This will remove some of the surface growth and weaken the plant.
After scarifying I use this Iron Sulphate product across the lawn, it gives an instant green up and will turn remaining moss black
When to feed your Lawn
One of the most important things you can do for your lawn is to feed it.
Fertilising your lawn with a Spring Lawn Fertiliser will help it stay green and healthy all season long.
There are many different types of fertilizer available and i’ve developed a high nitrogen fertiliser that’s non-toxic, family safe and lasts up to 3 months to supercharge your lawn this spring!
It also contains magnesium and calcium for a green up and plant health of hungry green and can take care of those brown spots from winter.
Cut and rake the lawn to remove the debris so the micro fertiliser prills can get right down into the soil bed and start working right away!
When to Overseed your lawn?
Overseeding is a great way to thicken up your lawn and fill in any bare or thin spots.
It’s also a good idea to overseed if you have an area that gets a lot of foot traffic, as this will help prevent wear and tear and the weeds creeping in from spring
To overseed, simply cut and rake the lawn as before, scatter the seed over the desired area, walk or tread it down to get great seed to soil contact and if possible cover with a weed free topsoil or compost
Water regularly to keep the area moist until the seedlings have germinated and grown strong enough to compete with the existing grass.