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During the year your lawns seasonal needs change, below are our tips for this seasons lawn advice:
As the daylight hours increase and the winter snows hopefully become a memory, the whole garden is awakening from another winter. Spring bulbs such as Snowdrops are some of the first to flower. But what about the lawn?
The winter rains and snow have drained nutrient from the soil. Many lawns are looking pale and, if the lawn has been used during the winter months, possibly rather bare. Also, you may be seeing less moss development compared to previous years, because of the cold.
Your Greener Gardens lawncare programme will ensure your lawn is ready to flourish, as the weather warms up, with a gentle release of all the nutrients it requires throughout spring. Our moss control will also help control any moss, which may have developed during the winter months.
If bare patches are an issue, we can help with the introduction of new grass species through a programme of over seeding. We can also help your lawn with aeration, which will aid drainage and root development, all essential for a green healthy lawn.
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1. Summer Hanging Baskets
We are delighted to offer a rattan Summer hanging baskets for delivery direct to your door in May.
Medium 35cm (14")
Pricing is £22 or 2 for £40
Pricing is £25 or 2 for £45
To order please call 0115 837 8439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information www.greenergardens.co.uk/hangingbaskets.php
2. Clean up your hard surfaces
It's an ideal time to clean up your drive and patio from Algae, Moss and weeds.
Our biocide will kill mould and other growths within typically 2-4 days, and the secondary detergent action will help to gently clean the treated surface in the following weeks and months without the need for pressure washing
"Delighted with the results, within seven days you could really see a difference to the York paving" Excellent
Mr B, West Bridgford
"Our drive just got cleaner and cleaner. We are delighted. Thank You"
Mr M, Tollerton
100 % Non-Abrasive: There is no need for any aggressive or damaging application methods such as high-pressure water-blasting or steam cleaning.
Suitable for all exterior hard surfaces, including delicate surfaces such as plaster, rendering, mortar and glass.
Long-Lasting: small and diminishing residues will protect against re-growth. Typically this protection will be for 6-9 months after the first application, and 8-12 months after subsequent applications.
Prices start from £15, see our web site for details of our path and drive cleaning and weed control services.
For more information www.greenergardens.co.uk/ drivecleaning.php
3. Spring Lawn Projects
After the winter periods your precious lawn deserves a helping hand. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your lawn for the Spring and make sure it is thick and healthy.
Our Spring feed is high in phosphates and potash. This will help strong roots to develop, which will produce healthy leaves.
We will treat with a liquid moss control and within two weeks the moss will normally show signs of turning black and this is perfectly normal. To prevent it from thriving in the future, it makes sense to tackle its cause. Either remove branches or lower hedges that cast shade and / or improve drainage.
This is an effective way to improve the drainage and ensure oxygen supply to the turf roots which will enable healthy root growth. This procedure is vital to the removal and continued control of moss. It also helps lawns in the recovery from Red Thread fungal disease found in so many lawns in the late summer and autumn period. We prefer to use Hollow-Tine aeration which helps to reduce thatch and sub surface soil compaction, which is normally found on clay soils. During the process a core of soil is removed from the lawn.
Traditional writers would promote brushing a sandy top dressing across the surface of the lawn at approx 3kg/m2 so that it fills the holes - ready mixed bags can be bought from garden centres, however, the current thinking is to leave the holes open.
This is a mechanical procedure for the removal of decaying material on the soils surface; this in turn opens channels for water, air and nutrients to get through to the soil. The thatch is collected, bagged and removed from the lawn.
We would recommend using a grass seed mix made up of a grass seed which will be hardwearing but with the visual appeal of a fine ornamental mix.
4. Correct Mowing
It will soon be time to think about your first lawn cut, we suggest that you raise the cutter for the few cuts and then cut no more than 1/3rd off in any one cut. It's not too late to replace the mower blade or get it sharpened, all crucial for a healthy cut.
If you have a petrol mower, don't use fuel left over from last year. Stale fuel accounts for many starting problems at any time of the year. Correct mowing will make the difference between a "so-so" lawn and a great one. There are a few simple steps when mowing that make a big difference in your lawns appearance whatever time of year:
We hope that this lawn health article is useful and look forward to seeing you on our next visit.
The Greener Gardens Team