That’s the thing with gardening. You always need to be thinking ahead to what needs doing and preparing the way for the next season. With that in mind, now’s a good time to start preparing your lawn for summer. Spring may only have just started but there’s no time like the present to get your lawn into shape. Here are a few tips and hints to get you going:

– It may seem obvious but one of the best things you can do to maintain a healthy lawn is mow it regularly. Over the winter months your lawn would have taken a bit of a bashing so now that spring is here and the grass is growing, a regular cut every week will be an excellent start.

* Spring is an excellent time to apply some lawn feed and weed treatment. This will not only improve the colour of the grass, it will also strengthen the grass roots, give it more density and help control any existing weeds.

* Time for a bit of moss control. Hand rake or scarify the lawn so that any moss is removed.

* If you have developed some sparse areas of grass over winter, now would be a good time to do some over-seeding, rake the new seeds in gently, cover the area with some net to protect from birds and water every 2 or 3 days, especially if there hasn’t been any rain.

That should be enough to get you started! If you do all of the above and regularly apply lawn and weed treatments to your grass then you should be able to look forward to a beautifully lush and green lawn for the summer. It’s then a case of keeping it that way.

Assuming that we don’t have any hose pipe bans if you water your lawn once a week then that should be sufficient. It’s worth noting every square metre of grass needs about 20 litres of water every 7 days to keep it nice and healthy….that’s 5 gallons in old money!

And remember, if all of this lawn preparation and garden maintenance seems a bit too taxing then you can always call on the team here at Gardenbusters to do it for you. It’s what we’re here for!

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