Summer Lawn Care Tips

May To July

Summer gives the perfect opportunity to maintain your healthy lawn. Ensure it has plenty of water during the dryer days and do not over-mow your lawn in hot weather.

Treatments May Include The Following:

(Please see our glossary if you are unsure of what any of these treatments may involve.)

  • Broadleaf Weed Treatment

  • Application Of Summer Feed Containing Balanced Nutrients

  • Mechanical Aeration

    Commonly Refers To The Process Of Using Mechanized Equipment To Either Puncture The Soil With Spikes (Spike Aeration) Or Remove Approximately 1″X2″ Cores Of Soil From The Ground (Core Aeration). Spike Aeration Involves The Use Of An Aeration Machine With Spikes Up To A Foot Or More In Length. Spike Aeration Is Sometimes Used To Address Drainage Issues In Areas With Turf. Core Aeration Is Done On Turf Areas As A Means Of Reducing Turf Compaction, Reducing Thatch Build-Up, Improving The Infiltration Of Water/Nutrients, And Creating An Environment Where Grass Seed Can Have Direct Contact With The Soil.

  • Application Of Wetting Agents

  • Top Dressing

  • Overseeding

  • Worm Control

    Worms In General Are To Be Encouraged As Their Burrowing Helps To Aerate The Soil. Worms Feed On And Recycle Decaying Vegetable Matter. A Few Species Deposit Their Muddy Waste On The Soil Surface Where In Wet Weather It Can Smear When In Contact With Your Foot Or Mower. The Smear Marks Are Unsightly And Can Act As Ideal Spots For Weeds To Germinate.

  • Wetting Agents

    In Periods Of Hot, Dry, Even Windy Dry Weather Lawns Can Suffer From A Lack Of Moisture. Dry Patches Can Develop. Wetting Agents Will Counter The Effects Of Dry Patches And Encourage The Soil To Make Better Use Of Any Available Moisture.

  • Growth Regulators

    The Height To Which Grass Grows Can Be Influenced With An Application Of A Growth Regulator. This Is Particularly Useful If Applied Before You Go Away On Holiday.

Spring Lawn Care Tips

February To May

After the distress Winter imposes on our lawns, Spring becomes a key season in caring for them, helping to ensure a healthy lawn all year round. Healthy Spring growth is a key stage in the long term development of a healthy lawn.

Treatments needed may include the following:

Treatments May Include The Following:

  • Application Of Suitable Balanced Fertiliser

  • Overseeding

    Sowing Seeds Onto A Lawn To Improve Grass Density. By Planting More Seeds Than Usual Germination Will Occur More Rapidly And Your Growing Grass Will Become Thicker. Overseeding Must Be Done At The Right Time Of The Year And In The Right Way If It’s To Be Successful.

  • Aeration

    Commonly Refers To The Process Of Using Mechanized Equipment To Either Puncture The Soil With Spikes (Spike Aeration) Or Remove Approximately 1″X2″ Cores Of Soil From The Ground (Core Aeration). Spike Aeration Involves The Use Of An Aeration Machine With Spikes Up To A Foot Or More In Length. Spike Aeration Is Sometimes Used To Address Drainage Issues In Areas With Turf. Core Aeration Is Done On Turf Areas As A Means Of Reducing Turf Compaction, Reducing Thatch Build-Up, Improving The Infiltration Of Water/Nutrients, And Creating An Environment Where Grass Seed Can Have Direct Contact With The Soil.

  • Top Dressing

    Soil Mix Added To Turf Surface And Brushed Or Raked In To Produce A Smooth Surface. Enhances Thatch Decomposition

  • Scarifying

  • Broadleaf Weed Treatment

  • Moss Control

    Removing The Conditions That Encourage Moss To Develop Will Reduce The Possibility Of Moss Returning. However If You Have A Heavy Soil And Or Shaded Areas In Your Garden Then You Will Always Have To Be Vigilant. The Lawn & Weed Expert Will Recommend That You Have Sufficient Moss Control In Your Program To Ensure That We Control The Moss.

  • Treatment Of Weeds

  • Insect & Pest Control

  • Disease Control

  • Wetting Agents

  • Worm Control

    Worms In General Are To Be Encouraged As Their Burrowing Helps To Aerate The Soil. Worms Feed On And Recycle Decaying Vegetable Matter. A Few Species Deposit Their Muddy Waste On The Soil Surface Where In Wet Weather It Can Smear When In Contact With Your Foot Or Mower. The Smear Marks Are Unsightly And Can Act As Ideal Spots For Weeds To Germinate.

Autumn Lawn Care Tips

Late August To November

This is a vital time to use the last months of the growing season to prepare your lawn for the stresses of Winter. This preparation should improve the health of your lawn right through Winter, into the following Spring and beyond ensuring your lawn stays healthy over the winter and is in good condition ready for the spring.

Treatments May Include The Following:

  • Overseeding

    Sowing Seeds Onto A Lawn To Improve Grass Density. By Planting More Seeds Than Usual Germination Will Occur More Rapidly And Your Growing Grass Will Become Thicker. Overseeding Must Be Done At The Right Time Of The Year And In The Right Way If It’s To Be Successful. Contact Lawn Weed Expert Help And Advice.

  • Top Dressing

    Soil Mixes Added To The Turf Surface And Brushed Or Raked In To Produce A Smooth Surface. Enhances Thatch Decomposition And Improves Top Soil Condition.

  • Aeration

    Commonly Refers To The Process Of Using Mechanized Equipment To Either Puncture The Soil With Spikes (Spike Aeration) Or Remove Approximately 1″X2″ Cores Of Soil From The Ground (Core Aeration). Spike Aeration Involves The Use Of An Aeration Machine With Spikes Up To A 2 – 3 Inches Or More In Length. Spike Aeration Is Sometimes Used To Address Surface Drainage Issues In Areas With Turf. Core Aeration Is Done On Turf Areas As A Means Of Reducing Turf Compaction, Reducing Thatch Build-Up, Improving The Infiltration Of Water/Nutrients, And Creating An Environment Where Grass Seed Can Have Direct Contact With The Soil.

  • Dealing With Worms And Their Casts

    Worm Casts Are Soil And Plant Remains That Are Excreted By Earthworms And Deposited On The Turf Surface. They Are Unsightly And Can Smear. Call The Lawn Weed Expert For Advice.

  • Scarifying

    See Our Page On Scarifying

  • Broadleaf Weed Treatment

    Application Of Safe But Effective Herbicide To Control Weeds And Clovers

  • Moss Control

    Removing The Conditions That Encourage Moss To Develop Will Reduce The Possibility Of Moss Returning. However If You Have A Heavy Soil And Or Shaded Areas In Your Garden Then You Will Always Have To Be Vigilant. The Lawn & Weed Expert Will Recommend That You Have Sufficient Moss Control In Your Program To Ensure That We Control The Moss.

  • Disease Control

    Identifying And Applying Relevant Products To Control Turf Disease