04 Aug HOW TO PREPARE YOUR LAWN FOR THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING
As the days grow longer and the chill of winter slowly subsides, the anticipation of spring fills the air. Now is the perfect time to prepare your lawn for the grand awakening that awaits. Here are some tips on lawn maintenance to prep for spring that will breathe life into your outdoor haven.
RAKING AWAY WINTER’S VEIL
Before the first signs of spring emerge, it’s essential to remove the remnants of winter’s embrace from your lawn. Fallen leaves, branches, and other clutter can hinder sunlight and air circulation, affecting the health of your grass. Gently rake away fallen leaves, debris, and dead grass to allow sunlight to reach the soil. Think of it as preparing a canvas for beautiful art.
Giving your lawn a final trim before spring sets the stage for a fresh start. Dust off your lawnmower and set the mower blades to the appropriate height and mow with care, ensuring not to cut more than one-third of the grass blades. This gentle touch promotes healthy growth while allowing sunlight to reach the soil and nourish the roots.
FEEDING THE ROOTS
As the days grow longer and warmer, your grass will thirst for nutrients to burst forth with vibrant green hues. Treat your lawn organically with a generous topdressing of compost – we recommend using our chicken litter-based compost that is supported with enhancing products.
AERATING FOR VITALITY
Before spring takes centre stage, allow your lawn to breathe with aeration. Compacted soil from winter’s weight can suffocate delicate roots, hindering their growth potential. Aerate your lawn to create pathways for oxygen, water, and nutrients to reach the roots, awakening them from their slumber and preparing them for a season of growth and renewal.
TACKLING WEEDS AND PESTS
A weed-free lawn is the ideal, and before spring takes full bloom, it’s essential to tackle weeds head-on. Identify and tackle weeds that have emerged during winter and opt for natural or organic herbicides to keep them in check, and address any pest issues to protect your lawn’s health. Ash can be useful for dealing with pests – read more in our blog.
As the countdown to spring begins, the correct lawn maintenance becomes important. If you follow the right steps, come spring, your garden will burst forth with renewed vitality.
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