Steps to ‘revive’ the grass this spring to create a ‘thicker and greener’ lawn

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After months of low light and cold weather, many gardeners may see sparse patches in their lawn as well as brown areas. With summer just around the corner, many may be back to looking after their lawns, including mowing and feeding it. Experts at Phostrogen® have shared how to prepare the grass for the warmer months ahead.

After months of low light and cold weather, many gardeners may see sparse patches in their lawn as well as brown areas. With summer just around the corner, many may be back to looking after their lawns, including mowing and feeding it. Experts at Phostrogen® have shared how to prepare the grass for the warmer months ahead.

The gardening professionals recommended collecting dead leaves to “revive” the grass.

They added: “Collect the dead leaves that may have fallen from surrounding trees throughout the winter.

“Debris left to sit on the lawn can prevent oxygen reaching the soil and impede proper drainage.

“Put any dead organic matter onto the compost pile to break down. In time, this will create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material that will enrich your soil and plants.”

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“Generally speaking, lawn food should be applied three times a year from March to October when the grass is actively growing, but lawns should be watered more regularly, particularly during the summer months.”

While many gardeners may have also started to cut their lawn, others may have waited until now.

This is because frost can still appear during the month of April which can harm the lawn if it is mowed when wet.

For those who haven’t yet completed the first cut of the year, the experts recommended making sure the mower is in “tip-top shape”.

They said: “Make sure the engine starts up smoothly and if your machine is petrol, now is the time to check if the oil needs changing.

“Ensure the mower blades are sharpened to create a clean, uniform cut, as blunt blades can result in a jagged, uneven lawn.

“When the time comes for the first mow of spring, remember never to mow your lawn too short, and never cut more than a third of the height of your lawn.”



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