From the East of England to the West of Wales, with Scotland and Northern Ireland too, many lawns are sprouting mysterious reddish-brown patches amongst the
Lawn owners and professional lawn care operators alike will be glad to see the back of 2018! Think back to the coldest, longest and wettest winter
The answer is a phenomenon known as etiolation. The stems elongate more rapidly in their search for light; the stem is thinner and more pale
– Weed control
– Regular mowing
Now is the time to get you lawn back in shape so you can enjoy the long hot summer days to come, we hope!
If your lawn is looking in poor health don’t despair its surprising how quickly it can respond to some attention.
With the weather finally turning after a long period of snow and frozen lawns we will soon see soil tempratures starting to rise and the grass starting to grow. The following mowing regime provides a guide to mowing your lawn throughout the year but if you don’t have the time to mow as frequently as suggested it is important that when you do mow you get the blade height correct. Do not cut too low!
The problem starts when particles of soil in the top 4 inches are compressed, reducing pore space between them and impeding the movement of air, water and nutrients through the soil profile. This in turn leads to poor grass growth, weed invasion and moss colonisation.
Generally all lawns are compacted, as you can imagine, they’re walked on, rolled, and played on. All this contributes to consolidation then the solution is simple: Aerate. This is the practice of physically punching holes in the surface 4-6 inches deep.
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