Lawn Maintenance Programme
Cut the grass as often as you are able. For the lawn it encourages the development of fine grasses, deters the growth of weeds, and eliminates coarse grasses. Do not cut too close to the surface as this can weaken the grass and allow weeds and moss to take over.
January Topping if mild
February Topping if mild
March Topping if mild
April Once a week
May Twice a week
June Twice a week
July Twice a week
August Twice a week
September Once a week
October Topping if mild
November Topping if mild
December Topping if mild
Topping the grass in winter is possible to prevent the lawn looking untidy, its also great for clearing fallen leaves. Choose a mild day, when the weather is dry and the ground is not frosted or waterlogged.
The object is to leave the grass long enough so that it remains healthy but short enough to be visually pleasing.
Spring-Autumn or drought 18mm
Change direction of cut
Don’t always mow in the same direction. If one cut is made in the North-South axis, change it next time to an East-West plan. In this way you will keep coarse grasses under control and ensure an even surface
To keep grass open on top and have a deep strong root system you must feed regularly with plant nutrients. If you fail to feed your lawn the grass will be thin, patchy and pale. The following is a list of products, which I recommend, and times of year to apply.
‘Lawnsman’ Spring feed Mar-June
‘Lawnsman’ Weed & feed June-Aug
‘Lawnsman’ Liquid lawn feed May-Aug
ICI Mosskiller Mar-May
‘Lawnsman’ Winterizer Sept-Oct
Not everywhere stocks the above, but ‘Woodies’ stock similar products which are just as good, discuss with instore Horticulturist.