Lawn Diary – April

Thu, Apr 1, 2010

Lawns, Lawn Calendar

This month is a good time to use an organic fertiliser but only apply when the lawn is dry but the ground is moist . Be prepared to water again in 2/3 days if it has not rained to make the fertiliser more effective.

The soil should be starting to warm up during April so fill in any bare patches in the lawn with grass seed. Gently rake the area to loosen the top soil and then sow the seed , spreading it evenly across the area.A mixture of creeping red fescue, chewing fescue and smooth stalked meadow grass is ideal.Rake the new grass seed in gently and water regularly as it must not be allowed to dry out.

This is also a good time to go over the lawn and dig out any weeds by hand to have it looking good for the summer.

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