Spring Lawn Treatment
August is the perfect time to get going with that Spring lawn treatment to prepare your grass so that it can be the ravishingly lush lawn that you can revel (and roll) in throughout the SPRING and SUMMER season!
With our easy-to-do spring treatment and list of products needed you will be able to conduct your pre-spring lawn treatment with the sprightly energy that comes with that spring feeling that is slowly creeping in…
- Replace lawnmower blades with new blades and set to lowest height. On Kikuyu and Cynodon lawns cut the grass low to remove the thatch or mat layer. Berea/LM grass can be mowed about 2cm high.
- Rake vigorously across and down to remove the old dead mat using a steel rake with sharp teeth.
- Water deeply to soften the soil.
- Using a lawn spiker or garden fork spike the soil at least 20cm deep.
- Water for about 3 mins before applying a fertiliser. We recommend using a 3:2:1, 7:1:3 or 5:1:5 fertiliser.
- Water again after application.
- Allow to dry out and apply a lawn dressing of no more than 1-3cm thick.
- Use a rake or hard broom to spread the lawn dressing across the lawn.
- Use a flat side of a rake to level out the surface.
PLEASE NOTE: The above treatments are not suitable for cool season grasses like Kentucky blue, perennial rye grasses and blends (like ALL SEASONS EVERGREEN, SHADE OVER, PLAY MIX)
Your grass may not look so good after this treatment, but do not fear because soon after it will be ravishingly lush just in time for SPRING!
To listen to our podcast where we discuss our Spring lawn treatment with The Gareth Cliff Show team, click |HERE|.