For those few days of sunshine we get in a year (*Not applicable in 2018!)
Finally! The sun is out, the weather is hot, and it’s the time of year to spend more time in your garden. The great outdoors calls us all in different ways; From simply relaxing and soaking up the sun, to enjoying playtime with family and pets or having BBQs with your friends, you can see why the garden becomes the place to be in the summer.
When the sun is out, a chore like lawn mowing somehow doesn’t seem so bad. Just remember to mow between the heights of 20mm and 40mm to stimulate growth, encourage a healthier root system, push out the weeds and minimise stress during drought periods.
Keep Out The Shade
Now the sun is out, we need to make sure the sunlight is reaching the grass. There are different objects that can obscure the rays from hedges to sheds. Simple solutions involving plant life is to cut back the branches and stems to allow more sunlight through. If there is an area of the lawn that is particularly shady then you can expect the grass to grow at a slower rate, and maybe more receptible to moss.
While we are finally getting the much-needed sunshine we have been craving, it does come at a price. Watering during hot spells is critical to your lawn’s health, so do ensure that you are giving your grass enough. We recommend that the water needs to reach a depth of a minimum of 4 inches. If the forecast is for a hot summer’s day, then focus on watering in the morning to reduce the risk of water evaporating before it has had a chance to soak in.
As the weather starts to warm up and the sun is out, you can expect your lawn to grow at a rapid rate. The lawn will start to soak up the nutrients in the soil so to give your lawn a helping hand, provide a summer feed to help it look its best.
Weeds may still be lurking so this will be a perfect time to remove them by using a selective spot treatment.