Surviving Spring (Spring Lawncare Tips)
Spring is officially here and with it comes a new load of Spring Lawncare tips and tricks to follow to help grow and maintain a beautifully striped lawn this year.
It shouldn’t need to be said that the focal point of any garden is the lawn and it is what ultimately helps make your garden stand out from the rest. Mowing the grass and making sure the lawn is fed with fertiliser to eliminate any bare patches, ugly weeds and moss is just scratching the surface of what you can do to make your lawn the best on the block.
Mowing your lawn in the spring.
Coming out of a blisteringly cold winter, and after recovering from beast from the east, there are some things you might want to do this spring to make sure your lawn grows strong for the upcoming summer and doesn't get any more damaged.
First and foremost, probably one of the most important tasks to perform, mowing your lawn. Obviously, you need to cut your grass when it grows. Normally at this time of the year, you can be cutting your lawn once a week (or maybe even more frequently as the weather heats up).
The aim at this time of year would be to try and keep your lawn at the same length all throughout spring, so pick a height you like and stick to it, but be careful not to cut too short though, as this can only result in weakened grass, which is one of the quickest ways weeds and moss can grow and in effect spoil parts of your law. If you want to get the most out of your Allett cylinder mower this spring, setting 3 is the ideal for the perfect height of cut.
Top Tip: If you want to take things really seriously ready for the stripe competition this summer here’s a top tip for you. Most lawns should be cut at about 2.5 to 4 cm. For damaged lawns that have taken a lot of wear and tear over the winter, 5cm, and even higher at 7.5cm for lawns covered by a lot of shade.
Get prepared for this year's Lawn Stripe Competition early. If you need any motivation take a look at last years winner, who amazed our team with their incredible work and determination.Video: Lawn Stripe Competition 2017 Winner
Lawn Mowing Essential:
The Allett Liberty 43
Using the advances in new technology to give you more benefits and the convenience of cordless mowing, you can have the experience of low noise and the freedom from trailing or being tethered to an electric cable. The Liberty 43 is the ideal machine for anyone's lawn.Accompanying the Liberty 43 are the Liberty 30 and 35 for those wanting something smaller but the same power. Take a look at the range in action in this video: Allett Liberty Range
Battling weeds and moss.
For any lawns with weed and moss problems, we know better than most that they can be a pain when they creep up on you. Any lawn that is properly looked after and kept healthy should be able to deal with these sorts of situations pretty easily.
But when it comes to lawns that aren't strong enough to deal with any moss or weed invasions, one of the most common options that people often turn to is some form of weedkiller. These products contain ingredients that can control most weeds but can sometimes result in damaging your lawn along with it.
Weeds & Moss Control Essential:
Our springtime scarifier cartridge gently removes moss/thatch as an in-season treatment and also attacks/ disturbs coarse grass and creeping weeds, and is ideal for any lawn that is suffering. The scarifier cartridge can be used all year round and is an alternative to our dethatcher cartridge that is much more aggressive
Check out the Allett Scarifier in action: Allett Scarifier
Take a closer look at all of the mowers that we have to offer in the homeowner range or find out more information on the variety of homeowner range accessories to make sure your grass the treatment it deserves! If you'd like more information of how to keep your lawn looking the best it can all year round visit our lawncare calendar for up-to-date monthly tips for 2018.
If you’re interested but are unsure about which mower would be best suited to meet your needs contact our specialist team here – we’d love to hear from you!