As summer approaches, thoughts may turn to keeping your lawn healthy in the hot weather. But any seasoned gardener will know that keeping your lawn in tip-top condition is a year-round job. As the seasons change there are several preventative and maintenance tasks you can do to ensure your lawn is the envy of the neighbourhood.
Top tips for keeping your lawn healthy
When considering lawn health, first thoughts often go to fertilisers and lawn food. There are some amazing products out there but it’s important to make sure you’re caring for your lawn effectively before you consider these options.
Getting the height right
Adjusting the blades on your mower is vital in keeping up good lawn health. In the summer months the blade should be raised as to not cause damage to the lawn. Make sure your blades are sharp too, a blunt blade will be detrimental to your lawn. Instead of cutting the blades of grass it will shred the grass.
Truly, madly, deeply
When should I water? How much should I water? Experts recommend that a deep water, less frequently will be far more beneficial to your lawn than frequent light waterings. That is why sprinkler systems are often ineffective. The high arc of the water and fine spray means the majority of the water actually evaporates before it even hits the lawn.
Drainage for the win
In the same vain, too much water can be fatal for your lawn. If you find your lawn has excess standing spots of water that is effecting the lawn quality, it may be time to consider a drainage solution. Crofts offer drainage solutions including mole drains, french drain installation and land drainage channels.
How do I know which option is right for me?
Our team of drainage experts will survey your garden and outside area. They will then be able to advise on which system will suit your garden. Good drainage will not only protect your garden but you home too. Speak to a member of the team today on 01427 671255 or message via our contact page.