Lawn care tips

To keep a lawn looking good it’s essential to give it a little TLC. Laying a new lawn isn’t simply a case of fit and forget, it will require lawn care in order to keep it looking as good as the day it was laid. Find out what you need to do to keep your lawn in tiptop condition, with lawn care tips from Essex turf and topsoil supplier, Paynes Turf.

Mow the lawn regularly

The best thing you can do to keep your lawn healthy is to mow it. It’s really important to cut the grass on a regular basis so that you don’t cut off more than a third of the top of the grass blades at any one time. Regular mowing will encourage the roots to spread, which will in turn thicken up the grass blades and leave less room for weeds to develop. The weather and season will dictate how often and to what length to mow your lawn, so click here to find out more.

Feed the lawn

You wouldn’t expect people or animals to survive too long without food, and the same goes for grass; a lawn that isn’t fed will be susceptible to disease, weeds, thatch, and the grass may have a thin sward and shallow root system. Feeding your lawn on a regular basis will encourage strong root development, prepare the lawn for winter (after applying an autumn feed), and help to prevent weeds and moss from developing. The best time to feed your lawn is in spring and early autumn. Find out how to feed your lawn here.

Aerate the lawn

A compacted lawn will lead to bare patches during the summer, and could be prone to waterlogging during the wetter months. If this sounds like your garden then it could benefit from being aerated. Aerating a lawn involves making a series of small holes deep into the lawn, which allows water to drain away quickly. Find out how to aerate your lawn here.

Weed the lawn

Before mowing the lawn, use a small garden trowel to pull out weeds. Regular mowing and feeding will go a long way to eliminate weeds from your lawn, so if you have a regular lawn care maintenance programme in place the need to pull weeds should disappear.