Lawn Seed & Care
We all want the perfect, lush green lawn, and achieving it does require a little effort!
Looking after your lawn requires care and attention all year round, and we can help you with our range of top dressings, seasonal fertilizers, selective weedkillers and pest controls. We also stock quality rolls of locally sourced turf and an extensive range of grass seed mixes for all types of lawns!
Below we discuss the top things you need to be doing to keep your lawn looking in tip top shape!
Remove Weeds and Moss
- Weeds can appear anywhere in your lawn, sometimes it feels like they sprout overnight! Keeping on top of the weeds will stop them spreading. The easiest option is to pull the whole weed out of your lawn, making sure to take the root out as well. This can be done by hand or with a tool such as a trowel. If you have a large number of weeds, a weedkiller will help you get on top of the issue, always make sure to read the instructions first. Keeping your lawn well feed will also help deter weeds, thicker and healthier grass will stop new plants growing.
- Moss thrives in areas that are shaded, damp or have low quality grass, and is a particular issue in areas with clay soil. Moss stops the grasses ability to grow, so it is important to try and remove it when you can. Identifying why the moss is growing is key so you can take steps to remedy and moss killers can help remove moss that is already established.
Some lawns have poor drainage, which can make them waterlogged. This can lead to a number of issues, including moss and poor grass growth.
- Soil can stop draining for a number of reasons; high levels of clay, thatch, or lots of root systems can all prevent water absorption. Aeration can improve flow of water; or changing the soils nature by using plants that will help or gradually adding new organic materials to adjust soil type.
- Garden topography will also have an impact on water retention. Your garden should naturally have a shallow slope away from your home. Dips in the ground can allow water to pool, damaging grass, or a slope which directs all the water to a small area of your garden can create water logging. Adding a selection of plants that thrive in water or building up the slope and dips to level off your garden will help improve drainage.