Lawn Care Tips
A simple lawn care programme will give you a lawn to be proud of, keep it in perfect condition and make friends and neighbours green with envy.
The most important lawn care job for a fantastic lawn is correct and regular mowing. You need to cut the grass whenever it is growing – which is likely to be weekly or even more frequently as the weather warms up in spring. The aim should be to keep it at the same height all through spring. For most lawns this should be about 2.5-4cm (1-1.5in) high. For lawns that take a lot of wear and tear the height is better raised to 5cm (2in). For very shaded areas, mow at a height of 7.5cm (3in). Mowing too short and, as a consequence weakening the grass, is the quickest and easiest way of allowing weeds and moss to become established and spoiling the lawn.
Next on the priority list is feeding the grass, and the EverGreen range of lawn feeds will produce a lawn to boast about. A good feed with a lawn fertiliser, not only makes the grass greener, but it makes it grow thicker and increases its strength, vigour and health so it is more robust and better equipped to compete with weeds, moss and weather-related stresses. In spring, the best results are achieved by using a granular feed that supplies a regular amount of nutrients over several weeks. All EverGreen lawn feeds do this.
To feed the lawn in spring, use EverGreen Cut & Feed or EverGreen Mow it Less. On very small lawns or to give a quick ‘fix’ and green up, use EverGreen Complete Soluble or EverGreen Spray & Feed.
When using a granular lawn feed it is important to apply it evenly over the whole lawn at the recommended rate. The easy way to do this is to use a lawn spreader, such as the built-in spreader in the smaller sizes or use EverGreen Easy Spreader + on larger lawns.
If you feed the lawn again in 6 week’s time it will remain strong and healthy all summer.