Spring is the season of awakening and new life, the fresh blooming buds and re-emerging beautiful colour. It can be a truly inspiring time that is invigorating to the senses. GreenThumb Lawn Treatment Service share their expert advice to help you get the very best from your lawn over the spring months and prepare it for the transition into summer.
Preparing your garden to spend more time in it with family and friends requires a little effort, but the results can be a gorgeous green space to be proud of.
Lawn Mowing Tips
The amount of lawn mowing required now winter is over will naturally increase. Greenthumb recommends implementing a good, regular mowing programme. Dry, sunny days are the best conditions for lawn mowing. It is very important that mower blades are kept sharp or replaced when needed, to avoid causing damage to the grass plant. Also, cutting the grass too short, too soon will weaken the grass which will attract unwanted weeds and moss. If possible, a lawn should be cut once a week, to a height of about 1 to 2 inches. A little maintenance in the form of consistent mowing will help train the grass to be stronger over time.
Refresh and Repair
Another way to help a lawn through spring is to rake up any dead leaves and twigs from the lawn and cut back overhanging shrubs and plants, this is because grass needs as much direct sunlight and air as possible to stay healthy and green. Spring is also an excellent time to repair bare patches that have appeared over winter. To do so, carefully rake the patch to create a rough surface, sow the seeds and cover lightly with topsoil or fine compost and don’t let the seeds dry out. Greenthumb can assist in this regard as they have the best seed and an excellent 100% organic top dressing.