Your seasonal cheat sheet

When it comes to lawn care – timing can be everything.
Here’s what you should do to keep your lawn looking its best all year round.

This calendar does not take into account regional or seasonal weather variations.

  • MOWING
  • AERATING
  • RAKING
  • WATERING
  • LAWN FEEDING
  • LAWN FEED/MOSS
  • LAWN FEED/WEED
  • SEEDING
  • WINTER
  • SPRING
  • SUMMER
  • AUTUMN

SPRING

A healthy lawn complements a colourful spring garden. It’s the perfect time to get your green thumb on to make sure your lawn is ready for the long, warm days.


Mowing

Mow regularly to prevent cutting more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time. The goal is to keep the lawn at the same height.

RECOMMENDED HEIGHT(cm)

Normal lawn

- 2.5

Heavily used lawn

- 5

Lawn in shaded area

- 7.5

Raking

Remove any twigs and leaves that have accumulated over the winter to make way for fertilisers.

Feeding

A good long-term fertiliser will make your grass stronger, thicker and greener. Apply fertilisers when rain is forecasted, or when the soil is moist.

Seeding

Every year, up to a quarter of the grass in the lawn can die. Sowing new grass into your lawn can improve the lawn’s thickness, meaning you’ll reduce the risk of weed and moss.

SUMMER

A lush green lawn in the summer makes BBQs and garden parties all the more pleasurable. Summer months are all about lawn upkeep.

Mowing

Avoid cutting the grass too short when it’s very hot, as the grass may lose all its nutrients.

Watering

Water when the soil becomes dry, and before the grass turns yellow or brown. Aim for early mornings or night-time to avoid evaporation.

RECOMMENDED WATERING

1m2 of lawn
requires
about

20L of water
EVERY
7 DAYS

Feeding

This will depend on the weather.

FOR A COOL, WET SUMMERApplying fertiliser and moss killer during late spring should last until autumn.

FOR A WARM, DRY SUMMERAdditional fertiliser applications might be needed to take into account nutrient drain.

AUTUMN

It might be fun to play in piles of fallen leaves, but they can suffocate a lawn if not dealt with properly.

Aerating

High traffic areas, such as play areas, can become compacted –resulting in drainage problems. Aerate the lawn using a garden fork.

Raking

A thick layer of leaves will promote lawn disease and weaken the grass. Remove dead moss and thatch by raking the surface with a lawn rake.

Mowing

For the last cut of the year (as the grass won’t be growing much over the colder months), leave the grass slightly higher than normal.

Feeding

Use an autumn lawn fertiliser that is high in phosphates and potash.

WINTER

Winter tends to be a quiet time for the lawn. If you’re thinking of sowing a new lawn, use the winter months to plan.


General tips

Avoid walking on the lawn if it has frosted over, as this can damage the grass.

Sweep up any fallen leaves to avoid smothering the lawn.

Take note of any water puddles – these are signs of compacted soil which should be aerating in the spring.

Avoid the spring rush and get your mower serviced if required.



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