Maintaining a lush and lovely lawn requires real dedication. A proper programme of lawn maintenance will get you the results you want, so plan throughout the year to keep your lawn looking perfect.
The first feed in spring
The ideal time to give your lawn the first feed of the year is usually April, but it pays to be flexible. Wait until the weather has warmed up and you’ve already cut the grass a couple of times before applying your feed. The blooming of the daffodils is often a reliable indicator.
You should always apply lawn feed after cutting so make sure your lawnmower is up to the task by having it fully serviced and ordering any Mountfield spares you might need.
Never cut your grass too short during the first few cuts and make sure your lawnmower blade is good and sharp. If not, then you may need to invest in new Mountfield spares from a good online retailer like https://www.diyspareparts.com/ for best results.
Feeding in summer
Leave the next feed for 10-14 weeks until summer is well established. However, don’t feed if the grass is dry as there’s potential for any chemicals to scorch already stressed grass. Wait until there’s some summer rainfall before feeding with a granular or liquid fertiliser.
Autumn lawn care
Again, you need to be flexible with your schedule so use your common sense. Waiting for the first autumn rains is usually a good indicator that it’s time to feed. Therefore, feeding could take place any time between August and October depending on where you live.
Autumn is also the time to give your lawn a deep clean and treat before putting it to bed for the winter. Scarify and aerate your lawn to stop it getting waterlogged and add a top dressing to even out the ground level and improve the soil texture for stronger, healthier growth.
Put your lawn to bed for the winter
This is the season where your lawn requires the least attention. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare your lawn for spring with a high iron fertiliser which should be applied when conditions are wet and cool, as otherwise it can cause blackening of your grass.
A winter feed will replace all the nutrients lost throughout the year and ensure that your lawn wakes up again in spring looking beautiful.