Tuesday, June 19, 2018

19 Sep

Rejuvenate your Garden Lawn!

Summer can take it’s toll on your garden grass, so this month is the perfect time to rejuvenate your lawn. The more you tread on grass, the more aeration suffers in the process. This, along with harsh weather can make your lawn appear faded and tired. Don’t decide to rip it up and start again, there are a few things you can do to make your lawn look better in no time.

For best results try to avoid the use of chemicals, and keep it organic. This does prove difficult when faced with a sudden growth of weeds, but it will look better in the long run. Here is our step by step guide on how to improve your lawn…

1. Mend patches…

Loosen any bald or baring patches of soil and mix in some compost. Over sow with grass seed and water straight away. You could also spend a little extra and lay some new turf for quick results.

2. Rake out thatch…

After mowing, rake the lawn vigorously to remove any unwanted debry. Repeat this again in spring.

3. Sharpen Edges…

Sharpening the edges of your lawn will improve it’s look immediately. Re-seed any holes in the edges of your lawn.

4. Core and spike…

Over time lawns can become quite badly compacted, so pierce the surface with a pitch fork to let the air flow.

5. Autumn Feed…

After a rainy spell when the ground is moist, sprinkle autumn lawn feed or organic fertiliser all over the lawn, following manufacturer’s instructions. This will toughen up the grass and develop strong roots without causing soft growth that needs extra mowing.

Of course, there are alternatives to having a garden lawn. You can create a garden without a lawn at all. Instead, focus your design around decking, paving or gravel.

You can create a stunning lawn using a variety of plants. Wildlife lawns are popular because they are low maintenance and will include an ever-changing variety of flowers. Clover makes an attractive, low maintenance lawn that feeds itself and is brilliant for your local wildlife.

Let us know how you look after your lawn by sending your comments to gardenersblog@jerseyplantsdirect.com. Join our email list for brilliant offers and new products every week or recieve our monthly magazing by clicking here!


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