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Get Your Lawn Ready for Summer

Spring is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about preparing your lawn for the upcoming growing season. A lush, green lawn is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also serves as a source of pride for many homeowners. Today we will discuss some tips on how to prepare your lawn for spring, as well as some products that can help improve your lawn's health.

Rake and Remove Debris

The first step to preparing your lawn for spring is to rake and remove any debris that has accumulated over the winter. This includes dead leaves, twigs, and other debris that can smother the grass and prevent it from growing properly. Raking also helps to loosen the soil, allowing air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass.

Aerate the Soil

After raking, it is recommended that you aerate the soil. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This will help your lawn to grow deeper, stronger roots and become more resistant to disease and drought. You can use a garden fork or a mechanical aerator to achieve this.

Apply Fertilizer

Once the soil is aerated, it's time to apply fertilizer. Fertilizer provides the essential nutrients that your lawn needs to grow and thrive. In the UK, it's best to use a spring/summer lawn fertilizer with a balanced nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium ratio. You can also find specialized fertilizers for different types of grass, such as for shade or sun.

Reseed or Overseed

If you have bare patches in your lawn, it's a good idea to reseed or overseed the area. Reseeding involves planting new grass seeds in the bare patches, while overseeding involves spreading grass seeds over the entire lawn to help thicken it up. Make sure to choose the appropriate grass seed for your region and soil type.

Water Your Lawn

Finally, make sure to water your lawn regularly to keep it hydrated and healthy. In the UK, it's best to water your lawn early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid evaporation. Aim for about an inch of water per week, or more during hot, dry spells.

Products to Improve Your Lawn's Health

Here are some products that can help improve your lawn's health:

Lawn Fertilizer - Scotts Miracle-Gro All Purpose Continuous Release Lawn Food

Grass Seed - Johnsons Tuffgrass Lawn Seed

Lawn Aerator - Flymo Lawnrake Compact 3400 Electric Lawnraker

Rake - Fiskars Leaf Rake

Hose and Watering Can - Hozelock 30m Hose Starter Set and Gardena Classic 10 Litre Watering Can

By following these steps and using the right products, you can help your lawn grow and thrive, providing a beautiful and healthy outdoor space for your family to enjoy. If you require any lawn maintenance please CONTACT US. Tyning Landscapes is here to help.

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