With the warmer weather just around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about preparing your lawn for spring. With just a little tender loving care, your lawn could grow into a health green lawn that’s full of life this spring. Find out how to prepare your lawn for spring with help and advice from Paynes Turf.
Clear the lawn
The first job in the garden is to clear the lawn from any rubbish, debris, twigs, or whatever else has managed to find its way into the garden over the winter months. Use a rake to remove any dead grass and leaves that may have settled in amongst the long grass, but rake gently as the grass could still be very wet which will make it susceptible to damage. The action of raking will also loosen the soil slightly, which is great for the soil as it increases airflow to the roots of the grass.
Tidy up the edges
Grass can begin to look a little straggly at this time of year so taking off the stray edges around borders can go a long way to improve the look of your lawn before you are able to cut it. Use edge trimmers to neaten the edges and freshen up the look of your lawn.
Check over the mower
After a winter’s storage, your mower may need a check over to ensure it’s in good working order. Check the mower for signs of damage, and brush off any dust or debris that may have built up over the winter. Ensure mice haven’t nibbled the cable during storage, and oil any moving parts.
Cut the lawn
It’s vitally important to only make the first cut of the year when the grass is dry and there is no chance of a frost. Frost will damage the freshly cut grass and it will take some time for it to fully recover.
Cutting the grass will stimulate the grass to grow, resulting in a healthy green lawn. Adjust your mower to the highest setting to make sure only the very top of the grass is cut. If the weather stays warm, make the second cut 2 weeks later, lowering the blades slightly with each cut to prevent damage to the grass.