Lawn Care Tips Going into Spring

Story: Lawn Care Tips Going into Spring
Episode: 1
Presenter: Nigel Ruck
Air Date: 21 August 2021

Winter can be brutal on lawns and with spring just around the corner, now is the time to give your lawn a little more TLC. Nige demonstrates the best ways to get your lawn back to its best after what has been a very wet winter.

  • Lawns will begin to grow at a faster rate with the arrival of spring. Hence, now is the perfect time to start mowing to get control of your lawn growth.
  • Before mowing, ensure all parts of the mower are sound and the blades are sharp.
  • For petrol mowers, clean oil and fresh fuel are vital. For battery mowers, a fully charged battery will aid in performance.
  • For all types of mowers, keep them clean by washing them down after use.
  • Compaction is a common problem caused by general wear and tear of the lawn. The soil structure gets squashed, reducing drainage, with air water and nutrients not soaking through.
  • Compaction is exacerbated over winter when there’s less sun and slow growth.
  • To fix this issue, aerate small areas of the lawn with a garden fork, spiked sandals or hire a coring machine.
  • Follow this by topdressing the lawn with river sand or coarse sand to fill the holes. This will allow for easy penetration of air, water, and nutrients.
  • Add a spray of Seasol and Spring Feed to the lawn to help boost its overall health by putting vital nutrients back on your lawn and soil.

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