Summer Lawncare & Watering Tips

During the year your lawns seasonal needs change, during the summer months our feeds will gently provide your lawn with the correct balance of nutrient to help replace that lost by summer cutting.
 
We have experienced a very dry spell and this has started to take its toll on many lawns especially those with fine grasses. We would welcome some  heavy rain as a welcome drink for the lawn and garden.
 
Summer Lawn Care, the weather, always a challenge…..
Our summer feed, will gently release nutrient over the summer months, whilst it doesn’t require watering in, however, if you keep your lawn short this will reduce the amount of morning dew and can cause tempoary discouloring, we would recommend a light watering after application.
 
Our control emphasis on this visit will focus on any weed activity, especially those difficult to control weeds like Speedwell and Selfheal. Don’t forget to check out our recommendations for lawn ants, a common problem for many.
 
To get the best effect from any lawn treatment, avoid mowing for three days after treatment. This gives time for the weed-killing element to move down to the roots.
 
If you are one of the many UK households growing your own we would recommend that you do not compost the next four lawn clippings following any weed control application.
 
Why is all this 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.
 
Mowing Tips
We promote regular mowing all year, the golden rule as always is “little and often” but if conditions go dry you can help your lawn by raising the cutting height.

  • Ideal cutting heights for the majority of lawns is 30/50mm, if you have a fine lawn the 25/35mm.
  • Keep the mower blades sharp for a great cut.
  • Don’t forget to keep the edges trim for that great finish.


Watering – Just in case we need to!

How much Water?
It is better to apply two good waterings per week to the lawn rather than frequent light watering. Your lawn will require moistening to a depth of 6" weekly, for a loam or clay soil this will be achieved by approximately by 1-1½" of water. A sandy soil will be moistened to a depth of approximately 6" by ½ -¼" of water. For those on a meter the cost of watering a small to medium size lawn is probably less than you think. With 1000 litres of mains water costing approximately 90p - for a few pounds you can even give a large lawn (500m2) a good watering.
 
When should I Water?
It is more efficient to water your lawn at the first sign of drought, rather than wait until the lawn has become stressed or dormant. Initial signs of a water deficit in the soil is wilting of the turf, at this stage footprints in the grass do not spring back. An additional sign of drought is a colour change from its normal green to a green/blue.

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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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  • 32 Mowbray Gardens,
    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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