Get your garden ready for spring
It won’t be long before we can all get back out in our gardens and start enjoying the warmer weather. Here are a few tips to help you get your green space ready for play, entertainment and enjoyment of nature.
TLC for Lawns
After a hot and dry summer and a wet and periodically very cold winter our lawns have had a bit of a tough time. As the temperature starts to rise now is a great time to give your lawn some TLC and get it set up for the summer. Here are some things you can do to rejuvente your lawn.
Depending on your soil type, your lawn may have been a bit soggy at times over winter. When water is sitting around the grass roots it can wash away the essential nutrients needed to support a healthy lawn. Excess water also encourages moss and weeds to flourish when the grass is out of its growing season. There is a lot that can be done to remedy this problem.
An aerator will perforate the soil with tiny holes that will allow water to flow more freely and let air and nutrients penetrate to the roots, encouraging them to grow more deeply. This will produce a strong and more vigorous lawn and also help to make the grass more resilient to drought conditions.
Aerating is also great for lawns that have become compacted, perhaps from heavy use of the garden with children playing. After aeration a good brush over with lawn soil will help to get nutrients to the roots.