Maintaining a lawn for the first time can be an overwhelming task. Attaining a green, neat and tidy lawn certainly takes commitment but with Grass Science Seeds on your side, there’s nothing to worry about!
We’re here to share all of our top tips and advice on keeping your lawn looking perfect!
Aerate Your Soil
Aeration is the process of cutting small holes into your soil to allow for water, nutrients and air to reach your grass roots. By keeping your soil from compacting, your grass seeds have more room to grow and blossom.
You can aerate your lawn by yourself by using a spading fork, yet alternatively you can hire a professional to do it for you. By doing this every few years, your soil will be able to breathe and produce the healthiest plants possible.
Mow Your Lawn Frequently
Regular trimming of your grass encourages the roots to spread. This fills any gaps in your soil and stops pesky weeds from poking through.
During summer, you should aim to mow your lawn once a week. This changes to once every two weeks in the colder months.
To check if your grass is ready to mow, try the tug test! To do this, simply grab a handful of grass and pull. If the soil doesn’t move, then it means the roots are strong enough and the grass is ready to be cut.
Keep Clear of Weeds
Regularly removing weeds, thatch and moss will help your grass grow properly. These plants block air and nutrients from getting to the roots hindering the growth of your grass.
It is important to make sure to remove the entire weed; that includes the root!
Regularly Water Your Seeds
Watering habits depend largely on your seed, soil type and climate. Here at Grass Science Seeds, we are happy to offer you suggestions based on your personal requirements.
For most seeds, we recommend watering soil consistently for a month, preferably twice a day. This is important as the soil needs to be sufficiently moist in order for the seeds to grow. After watering for 5-10 minutes a day, you can expect to see the first sprouts after 6-8 weeks.
Use Fertiliser to Encourage Growth
Fertiliser is a great way to help support the growth of your lawn. Allow your new seeds up to a month before applying fertiliser. This is to allow them to germinate, which can take up to 21 days.
Before you fertilise, remember to water your lawn a few days before so the soil is moist. Although this only needs to be done once a year, a fertiliser spreader can make the whole task much easier. This tool helps spread the fertiliser and can prevent you from over-fertilising one patch of grass.
Grass Science Seeds
We carefully cultivate and pick our seeds, ensuring that only the best seed mixtures are delivered to you. If you are wanting a healthy looking, luscious grass garden then get in touch with us today!
We are experts in lawns and landscaping and would be happy to help you on your journey to creating your new lawn!