September Lawn Calendar
After a lawn baking summer we find ourselves in September. This usually signals slightly cooler weather and subsequently a slowing down of growth. Having said that there is usually enough warmth around for any over-seeding or lawn renovation that needs to be done.
Ideally this month you'll be looking at scarifying, aeration and over-seeding. Scarifying can help break the thatch layer and thin out the thatch to allow water and nutrients to penetrate. Hollow-tine aeration is the best sort of aeration at this time of the year.
You'll also need an [...]
The summer of 2018 has been a unique year for us. Not since 1976 have we experienced such a hot spell over such a prolonged period of time.
Many lawns suffered from the summer drought this year. It is important to help your lawn recover by lawn renovation, introducing new seed and a fresh layer of top-dressing.
Sharpes Lawn Care offer this lawn renovation service to you, our valued customers. With immediate effect our lawn renovation is available throughout September and March through May.
So what's involved?
Due to the heavy thatch that's developed on the lawns due to the heat, any [...]
Don't forgot to blow or remove the leaves from your lawn during the winter months.
There are sound reasons removing leaves off your lawn relating to the health of the lawn and not just to make it look neat and tidy.
1. Lawns need to "breathe." A layer of leaves left on the lawn can smother the lawn.
2. Leaving a layer of leaves on the lawn can invite pests and disease such as Fusarium (Snow Mould).
3. Water, nutrients and air flow can be obstructed by the layer of leaves thereby reducing any goodness getting into the root zone.
4. If they become well matted down they can [...]
By the month of November you will usually be doing your last few scheduled cuts of the year, clearing leaves and ensuring your lawn is winterized with a good moss control.
When I say last few cuts really this will depend on the weather. The last few years have been unseasonably mild and the growing period has gone into December. Grass doesn't actually stop growing during the winter months but is much slower and therefore needs less mowing. On a dry day just take the tops off the grass to keep it in check. You can do this simply by raising your mower blade a little higher than usual. If you [...]
This month is an excellent month to get to grips with aerating your lawn. Much misunderstood and very much neglected, this is one of the best procedures to carry out on your lawn. It's been said before but I'll say it again...gardeners the world over love to hoe the soil around plants to de-compact the soil and allow movement of air and nutrients in the ground (it also improves the appearance of the borders too may I add). When it comes to lawns though, we don't seem to give it the same sort of attention. Ok, I'm not saying we should be aerating weekly or fortnightly necessarily[...]
After a nightmare few months of trying to get my blog post page back up and running, I've finally managed it.
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