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For many home-owners, a beautiful garden is a source of great pride and enjoyment. So if you’ve invested in a pattern imprinted concrete driveway, it makes sense to complement it with a neat and tidy lawn.
Spring is the perfect time of year to get both lawn and garden into shape. This means mowing grass correctly, feeding it with a good quality fertiliser and dealing with unsightly areas such as bare patches, moss and protruding weeds.
Regular mowing is the most important job for good lawn care, and a quick way to transform the entire appearance of your garden. The trick is to cut the grass regularly and whenever it is growing. In spring, this is likely to be every week, as the weather warms up.
Aim to keep the grass at a constant height throughout the season. An ideal guideline is about 2.5 to 4 cm in height. If you have a family or pets however, you might prefer a slightly longer grass height (of about 5 cm) to allow for extra wear and tear. Increase this up to 7cm for very shady areas of the garden.
Bear in mind that if you mow the lawn too short, you’ll weaken the grass and inhibit healthy growth. This tends to result in moss and weeds pushing through the lawn and spoiling its appearance.
Other tips for good lawn maintenance include trimming the edges for an attractive crisp line, or using a half-moon edging iron for a well-shaped and neat finish.
Take care of your lawn and it will take care of you – giving you a long summer of enjoyment to look forward to, and something for the neighbours to envy!
This is the first of four posts about Spring lawn care, come back soon to view our next post.
Photo by Sean Hobson
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9th May 2012