22 Aug SPRING INTO ACTION – PREPARING YOUR LAWN FOR SUMMER
Spring is calling…. Can you hear her? She is the sound of birds chirping earlier in the mornings, the scent of new flowers in the air, the bright green shoots on the trees, the warmer breezes blowing, and the longer afternoons before the sun sets later and later each day – is there anything more hopeful than the whisper of spring?
If your goal is to have a beautiful lawn by the time summer rolls around, now is the perfect time to “spring” into action!
Our 4 tips to get you started:
- CLEAN UP
Winter can leave your lawn looking rather messy. Rake any scattered debris such as twigs, branches, dead leaves and grass, and add (or start one) this to your compost heap.
Aerating your lawn is not always necessary, but if your lawn gets heavy foot traffic then the soil may be compacted. Compacted soil prevents air, water and nutrients from penetrating the ground and getting down to the grass’s roots, stopping your lawn from growing thick, deep and strong roots. You can aerate your lawn using a simple garden fork, or you could hire a spike aerator tool.
Fertilise your lawn to get it off to a healthy start! You can fertilise your lawn organically with a generous topdressing of compost – we recommend using our chicken litter-based compost that is supported with enhancing products. You can also fertilise your lawn using Evangrass’ favourite fertiliser – Green Gold!
- TRIM THE TOP
Mowing your lawn too short in early spring may result in stunted grass growth. So, when you mow your lawn, be sure to just trim off the top few centimeters!
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