Spring Lawn Care
Give your lawn a head start in the spring time
It is during the spring time that many keen gardeners and lawn care enthusiasts finally start to think about
preparing their lawn for the forthcoming season. Spring time is regarded as one of the most important periods
during the lawn care calendar as many lawns can look a little ragged and worn after the cold winter months.
By carrying out the correct spring lawn care program and maintenance tasks we can give out lawn the best
possible start for the coming season ahead. Although no two lawns are the same, most will require some if not all
of the following treatments and maintenance operations to get it back into tip top condition.
For many lawn care enthusiasts moss gives us the most problems on the lawn. Controlling and removing the moss
is for many the first step in the spring lawn care program. Moss favours the cold dark days synonymous with the
winter, giving it the ideal opportunity to invade the lawn.
Scarification, dethatching or raking always follows moss control. This operation removes the dead moss and
thatch and prepares the lawn for the following spring lawn care tasks, such as overseeding and top
dressing. Learn about the different types of machinery and tools available for this essential lawn care
Although aeration is not always carried out during the spring time, it can help relieve soil compaction and
encourage a vigorous sward when you need it most. Regular lawn aeration has many benefits on the health and
vigor of the lawn. Information and tips on the different types of lawn aeration.
Overseeding is a task that is not always undertaken during the spring lawn care program. It is usually only
required if the lawn has suffered badly with moss and has been left thin following moss removal. Advice on
getting the best results from overseeding during the spring lawn care program.
Top dressing can be beneficial in the spring lawn care program, especially if aeration and overseeding are
going to be carried out. Information and advice about what materials are used for top dressing, which to use on
your lawn and the additional benefits from lawn top dressing.
A spring and summer fertiliser application is very important during the spring lawn care program. It helps
thicken up the grass and at the same time discourages many common lawn care problems. Information on the
different nutrients and the role that each plays in maintaining the lawn quality.
It is during the spring time that many common lawn weeds begin to emerge. Late spring is often the ideal time
to rid your lawn of these weeds as you want your lawn to look its best during the summer. Check out our
weed identification chart for help on identifying and
controlling lawn weeds.
Mowing is an often over looked task, however by applying a few simple rules to your mowing program, you can
help improve the health of the lawn. Early spring time, prior to the mainentance program is a good time to get
your mower checked out ready for the new season.