Early Summer Lawn Care and Garden Tips.

Soil temperatures are increasing and you may have noticed more grass clippings in the grass box each week during your weekly cut. In late April this was a result of the warmer  temperatures, huge growth flushes and it was reported that some sporting venues went from closed going  due to water logging to hand watering dry areas within a week of each other. During the early summer period our feeds will gently feed your lawn maintaining the right supply of nutrient between our visits.

We are seeing the normal lawn weeds for this time of year albeit some like Celandine may sbe hanging around longer than normal, but also those problem weeds namely, Germander Speedwell. We will be treating treat all of these with a selective herbicide.


The wet conditions have suited shallow rooting weeds like annual meadow grass and POA grasses showing their seed heads, its all perfectly normal, just continue to mow as normal, but if you would like more information see "Seed Heads" in our advice section

Why feeding and cutting important?

If you regularly cut the grass in summer to a minimum of 30mm and it is well fed, then the lawn will become thick and strong, this will naturally help eliminate weeds and moss as the don’t get a chance to thrive.

1. MOWING

Correct mowing makes the difference between a "so-so" lawn and a great one. Here are a few simple steps when mowing that make a big difference in your lawns appearance whatever time of year:

 

  • A light topping of the grass is always better than a severe hacking;

  • Do not cut the grass if frost is present;

  • If finding a dry day to cut the lawn is a problem, drag the reverse side of a brush over the lawn, wait 30 minutes or so and then the lawn should be dry enough to cut.



Don’t forget to ask us about the benefits of our beneficial lawn treatments eg Aeration, Scarification, and Over Seeding


1. Mowing Tips


If you haven’t already it is time to complete 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:

A light topping of the grass is always better than a severe “hacking”

Regular cutting will make it more enjoyable for you and frequent cutting requires less effort.

Keep cutting the grass regularly and trimming the edges for that smart professional look.

2. Correct Mowing

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:

  • A light topping of the grass is always better than a severe “hacking”
  • Regular cutting will make it more enjoyable for you and frequent cutting requires less effort.
  • Avoid cutting the lawn if the lawn is covered in frost.


3. Soil Improver

Now is a great time to apply our Soil Improver. It can be applied  at any time but spring and autumn are best. It will improve soil conditions and help develop strong roots which will produce healthy leaves.

Benefits of our Soil Improver;

  • Improves soil structure and tilth
  • Creates friable soils and builds deeper top-soil;
  • Breaks up soils compacted by sodium and clay;
  • Allows soil to dry more quickly after rain or irrigation enabling it to be worked sooner;
  • Enhances friendly bacterial action and discourages plant diseases related to poor soil aeration;
  • Conditioned soil allows for deeper, healthier root development and water penetration;


4. Clean up your hard surfaces from weeds and algae.


It's a great 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.

Our Hard surface weed control will keep your drive weed free for up to 3 months.
For more information Patio Cleaning or Drive Weeding.

The Greener Gardens Team

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The team at Greener Gardens offer lawn care and other garden maintenance services. We provide a Free lawn care consultation backed up by a professional service, from our own fully trained staff. We are proud to be a local business.

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    West Bridgford,
    Nottingham.
    NG2 6JN

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We operate both North and South of the River Trent, many of our customers are located in: West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Bingham, Cotgrave, Tollerton, Keyworth, Ruddington and North of the River: Beeston, Chilwell, Wollaton, Bramcote, Nottingham, Mapperley and Arnold.

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