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Lawncare Calendar: June

It may be necessary to mow the lawn twice a week if there’s enough warmth and rain. To try and prevent any lateral growth you may want to try lightly raking or even brushing the lawn before mowing.

If June is dry you’ll need to water the lawn in order to encourage the roots to grow but take into account any hosepipe restrictions that may apply in your area. For best results lightly spike the lawn beforehand to allow the water to penetrate into the soil so that it gets down to the roots. To reduce the chance of evaporation water the lawn either in the morning or the evening.

Hopefully you’ll have got on top of any weed growth but if you haven’t a weed and feed type treatment should do the trick otherwise a feed with a nitrogen based lawn feed will help to produce a lush green colour and will boost growth too.

Any patches can still be overseeded but you’ll need to ensure that they are adequately watered – more so than you would in the spring or autumn. Don’t be put off though – a sprinkler with a wide

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Lawncare Calendar: May

As May arrives it usually brings slightly warmer temperatures than April together with longer days and more rain (in Wales at least !). As a result, your lawn will really start to grow with renewed vigour which means that you’ll need to lower the cutting height of your mower to keep it under control but don’t lower it too far, too fast as the beginning of May can bring occasional frosts and we don’t want the lawn to get frost damage.

The first half of the month is a really good time to rake out any dead grass, moss or thatch that still remains. For small gardens it’s perfectly possible to do this by hand but for medium to large gardens you’ll almost certainly lose the will to live ! Either way you’ll either need to hire or buy a lawn raker to get the job done.

From the middle of the month onwards, it’s a good idea to apply weed killers to any small areas that need treating. For larger areas of we

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Lawncare Calendar: April

Once the clocks have changed and the cooler temperatures of March have been left behind your grass should begin growing a little more vigorously.  If it does then you’ll need to stay on top of it to ensure that it doesn’t get too long.

Any areas of grass that are thin can either be reseeded or tured but take care to dig the turf in so that you keep the levels the same.  This will make it easier to cut the grass later in the month and will help to ensure that the edges of the turf bind with the surrounding grass.  Any areas of coarse grass can be dug and reseeded or turfed in the same way.

April is a good time of year to apply a lawn fertiliser which will help to strengthen the grass later in the year but take care not to use any fertiliser on newly sown or young grass.

If you’ve got lots of weeds in your lawn then rather than use straight fertiliser you could substitute it for a ‘weed and

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Rolawn Direct Discount Code – Save 10%

Those lovely people at Rolawn Direct have just got in touch to tell us about a new discount code which they have released which will give you 10% off all items up until the end of Monday April 13th.

All you need to do is to enter the Rolawn Direct Discount code ROL415 during the checkout stage and the discount will be automatically applied.  To use this voucher code, visit the Rolawn Direct website now.

If you’ve not heard of Rolawn Direct they are Europe’s largest producer of cultivated turf as well as Britains leading supplier of top quality sustainable soft landscaping products including topsoils, mulches, barkers and soil improvers.

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Lawncare Calendar: March

Here in the United Kingdom, March is probably the first month that you’ll be able to get into the garden in order to give it the first trim of the season so this is installment of our lawncare calendar is longer than previous months.

Start by removing any debris from the surface of the lawn and, if there is enough growth in the first half of the month, then cut the grass with your lawn mower set to high so that it simply takes the top off the grass shoots.  If you cut too low you may end up with a lawn that’s more brown or yellow than green.

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Lawncare Calendar: February

Like January, February is a fairly quiet month in the lawncare calendar but make the most of it because in March the grass will start growing and there will be more jobs that need to be done.

The lawncare tasks that need to be undertaken are basically the same as those in January.

Rake off any leaves and remove any worm casts when they are dry to avoid smearing them all over the lawn.

In fact, if the grass is waterlogged or frozen it’s best to stay off it completely to avoid damaging it.

If there are any patches that need fixing up with turf then February can be a good month to do it although try to avoid turfing when frost is forecast.  If that’s unavoidable then cover the newly turfed area to protect it.

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Lawncare Calendar: January

January is a time to stay off the lawn and do very little, if anything to it.  The only job on the lawncare calendar this month is to remove any leaves that may be on the grass.

Try to avoid doing this if the lawn is waterlogged or frozen though as you’ll risk damaging the lawn.

If you get a chance then it may be worth aerating the lawn either with a fork if it’s a small lawn or with an aerating tool.

And if worm casts are a problem then you’ll want to remove those using a stiff broom but wait until the casts are dry to avoid leaving smears all over your lawn.

If you’re really stuck for jobs then consider getting your lawn mower out of the shed and checking that it works so that it’s ready to go when the growing season starts.  We’ve written a handy guide to servicing your electric lawn mower.  Should you have a petrol lawnmower then you’ll want to check

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How to service your electric lawn mower

Before wheeling your electric lawn mower out at the start of the spring it’s worth taking the time to check it over to ensure that it’s in good condition ready for when the grass starts growing.

Although most electric lawn mowers are relatively inexpensive, it makes sense to look after yours to avoid having to needlessly replace it. Simple things like a blunt blade or grass in the motor air intakes can put extra load on the motor and could cause it to overheat or even to burn out.

Below are the three steps that will help you to keep your electric lawn mower in tiptop condition. And we know that we don’t have to say it but …. it goes without saying that before you do any work on your electric lawn mower you should ensure that’s unplugged !

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