A Quick Guide To Looking After Your Lawn This Spring
Looking after your lawn in the springtime is an important step to getting your garden ready for summer when you will no doubt be spending plenty of time out in your garden enjoying the warmer weather and entertaining friends and family. Whether you’re planning a few barbeques, garden parties, or just sunbathing sessions, you’ll want your lawn to look its very best as it is such a big focal point of your garden, and often the centerpiece.
So if you’re new to looking after your lawn, you may not know exactly where to begin or what you should start doing in the springtime, so we thought we’d help you out a little by throwing together this quick guide to looking after your lawn.
No matter how much of a novice you are, there are a few best practices you can follow even if you’re a total beginner and regardless of the type of lawn that you have.
Making sure you follow these guidelines will help you along your way when it comes to having a healthy and beautiful-looking lawn!
Mow your lawn properly
There is no definitive answer to the question of how often you need to cut your lawn, despite it being one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to lawn care. Typically it depends on the climate where you live, which does vary throughout the UK and the type of soil you use, but we do have rough guidelines for you for the spring months.
Typically your lawn will have started growing again in March and may need its first cut of the year. Use a high cut, and if possible mow the grass while it’s dry.
In April temperatures should have started to rise, which will have prompted your lawn to grow more. Aim to mow your lawn once every fortnight, week, or 10 days depending on the growth.
May and June
The end of spring and the start of summer is the time when you will need to frequently mow your lawn, so aim to cut yours on a weekly basis. You can also cut it slightly shorter during these months, but try to avoid going any lower than 4cm.
Ensuring that you cut your lawn to the proper height and with the proper frequency for the season means that your clippings can decompose naturally on your lawn without doing any harm, and will actually reduce the need to fertilize as often.
Use the correct equipment
We spoke to Blaupunkt Tools who told us “spring is the perfect time to start fertilizing your lawn, as the grass is beginning to grow and the temperature of the soil is slowly increasing. Make sure that you use a fertilizer that is specifically for the springtime, however, and not just any old fertilizer you have lying around in your shed as this could lead to disease or weed problems.
It is also important to make sure your lawn equipment is well looked-after, and that you choose your lawnmower carefully to make sure it is suitable for your specific needs.”