Lawn Care Tips & Advice
Perfect Ground Solutions have put together a list of lawn care maintenance tips and advice to help you plan, care for and treat your lawn.
Lawn management should continue right throughout the year, with some of the most beneficial care carried out in the coldest months, to help lawns grow strong and healthy during the summer.
If you need our help to create a vibrant lawn, your role in our partnership is key!
We’ll provide you with regular lawn care advice and tips as and when required and offer specific advice on your lawn once we’ve inspected it.
Lawn Care Maintenance Calendar: Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter
Lawn Care Calendar and Maintenance Schedule
The following lawn care calendar gives a broad indication of activities that will be planned into your lawn maintenance schedule. To receive a bespoke plan of action for your lawn, please contact us to arrange a suitable time for us to visit.
Winter Lawn Care - November, December and January
During colder months, it’s important to leave grass a little longer before cutting to help protect it from severe cold weather. Also, make sure all leaf debris is removed as soon as possible, as these can cause damage.
Early winter is a good time to apply moss control agents, especially in liquid Iron form. This not only helps protect the grass but has an effect on the “chlorophyll” (green plant pigment) which turns the lawn a darker shade of green.
Finally, keep off the grass if it is frozen or waterlogged.
Spring Lawn Care - February, March, April and May
In February, the soil begins to warm and grass will start to make use of mineralised Nitrogen.
Nutrition levels should be kept up and this can coincide with more applications of iron to help with moss control and to keep grass a lovely, deep green.
As the grass begins to grow, begin cutting gently by just taking the top off. As spring engages, lower the cut height to remove thatch levels or scarify but do so before moisture levels decrease.
May is when grass grows fastest, so nitrogen levels at this stage need to be kept high, so use quality slow-release technology to reduce soft growth, which is not hard wearing or prone to lawn or grass diseases.
Worm control may be required, so cut weekly.
Summer Lawn Care - June, July and August
During the summer months, the grass is prone to drought causing it to go into a dormant state.
Raise the cut height a little before summer is in full swing. This will help protect the grass from severe heat and help retain moisture and colour for longer.
Nutrition levels still need to be kept up, but reduce the nitrogen levels of fertilisers.
Soil wetting agents’ can help certain soils make use of what little water is available.
Continue to cut weekly unless a lack of water slows growth.
Lastly, Red Thread may become an issue as moisture levels decrease.
Autumn Lawn Care – September and October
Autumn is probably one of the most important times for lawn renovation and maintenance and is also a time when grass is prone to many fungal problems. As moisture levels on the ground increase with heavy dews and warm nights, Fusarium can be a big problem on more lush lawns.
Scarifying and over-seeding should be carried out at this time together with the first moss control applications. Make sure all leaves are removed as fast as possible and raise the grass cut height for the winter.
Autumn is also a good time to apply macro nutrients such as Phosphate and Potash, although Potash applications should be kept little and often on sandy soils.
Author: Colin Peters