Has your lawn fully recovered from the summer sunshine?

If your lawn is still brown and suffering from stress through drought the only way through is to water more often or wait for the return of regular rainfall.

Whichever one you choose it will pay dividends if you start your lawn renovation programme by spiking the whole area. Using your garden fork you can easily make holes that are around 10cm (4in) in depth without too much effort. Drive the fork into the soil and stand on the fork so that the tines penetrate to the required depth and gently rock the fork backwards and forwards and then remove vertically. Work away from the treated area so you don’t walk over the area you have aerated.

Spiking has two benefits. It reduces compaction and aerates the soil, allowing more air and water into the root area. As a result, you will find that any rain that falls, especially thunderstorms, will more easily penetrate down to the root area instead of running off.

If all that sound too much hard work, get in touch and we can provide a quotation for Hollow Tine aeration.

What about those bare patches

If you have just a few bare patches in the lawn use Green Velvet SOS lawn seed to quickly and easily fill them in. Rake out any dead grass and loosen the soil surface. If the soil is bone dry, then water the patches thoroughly before you apply this specially formulated seed to repair the lawn. Maintain a watering regime until germinations occurs. In warm weather you should be able to see new grass growing between a week and a fortnight after application.

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    West Bridgford,
    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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