The constant rain last week hampered efforts to get jobs done in the garden but on the other hand it gave the soil a good soaking. This week we have the optimal temperatures for growth. Soil temperatures will be warming up, longer hours of daylight and the warmth of prolonged sunshine will cause a big spurt in growth in our trees, shrubs and especially our lawns.
The 3 key elements to tackle when you want a green healthy lawn is killing the weeds and moss and fertilising the lawn. For convenience I would recommend using a granular feed/weed and moss killer all in one, available at all good garden centres. Always remember to follow instructions! The trick to having a green healthy lawn is to apply the right amounts, at the right time, to the right areas. The grass should be dry, the soil should be moist and ideally rain should be forecast in the next 3-5 days. If there is no rain watering with a hose or sprinkler system is best to avoid scorching. The heavy morning dew may help but might not be sufficient.
Over dosing does not make the product work better or quicker, it will cause scorching and possibly kill off the grass so use a lawn spreader to get even distribution.
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