Monday 10 December 2018

Lawn Care Advice: For Those Who Want A Healthy Lawn All Year Round

Looking after your lawn might seem like the least of your worries. Actually though, if you invest a small amount of time each month into giving your lawn what it needs, the results will be very noticeable and completely worthwhile.

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You don’t want to neglect your lawn all year round and then when summer rolls around realise your kids have only got a patch of dried up mud to play on. Start preparing early, so you end up with a lush green haven in your backyard.

If next summer is anything like the crazy one we had this year, we’re in for a treat! You don’t want a sad-looking lawn to hold you back from hosting as many summer barbecues as humanly possible.

Despite this, unless you’re an avid gardener, it’s unlikely you know exactly what your lawn needs at certain times of the year. So let’s have a look at some seasonal lawn care advice to clear up any confusion!

These tips will hopefully help you to keep your lawn happy all year round, but if you would prefer to leave some or all of the work to the professionals, Greensleeves can help. Greensleeves offer a range of highly effective but affordable lawn care treatments to suit every season. You can even book a year-round service. This means that no matter the weather or where you are in the UK, Greensleeves pay you a visit five times a year to make sure your lawn is getting the attention it needs. All without you having to lift a finger!


Let’s begin our lawn care advice with spring, which could actually be considered the most important season for looking after your lawn. This season tends to creep in around towards the end of March in the UK after our practically 6 month winter period…

Normally at the beginning of spring, no matter how much TLC you have tried to give your lawn, it is looking a bit forlorn after the long and harsh winter. The constant ups and downs in temperature during winter will have left your lawn looking a bit dishevelled, to say the least.

It is therefore important to get cracking with lawn care as soon as possible - when the days start to get longer, layer up and get out there!

The first piece of lawn care advice is to start mowing your lawn slightly more often. In winter, mowing will have been kept to an absolute minimum. However, in spring the grass will start to grow a bit quicker. One thing to keep in mind towards the start of spring though is not to cut it too short - make sure you don’t shave off more than a third of its length. No one wants a stressed lawn… and yes, believe it or not, lawns do get stressed!

At the same time as increasing your lawn mowing routine, make sure you are giving your lawn plenty of nutrients. Lawns need food just like any other living thing to be able to grow and thrive, especially during spring when they are desperately trying to recover from the winter chills. Feed your lawn up!

Around this time of year pesky weeds might start to pop up and try their luck. If you spot any, pull them off and make sure all the root is removed to stop them coming back. You can use lawn seed to fill in any gaps left behind by weed villains.


Hopefully by summertime, it will be sunny (ish), so this is the time to keep on top of regular watering. However this is England we’re talking about, so your lawn might be watered enough by regular rainfall.

You can increase your mowing around this time of year too. The increased sunlight will mean that your grass is growing quicker. Unfortunately, this means that weeds will be growing quicker too, so another piece of lawn care advice is to treat your lawn with a weed killer. It may be safer for you and your family to use a professional service like Greensleeves for this, as all their treatments are pet and child-friendly.


This season is another important one where lawn care advice is concerned. The brief sun we may have had will have gone and along with it so should your regular watering routine. You definitely don’t want to drown your lawn - you could even stop watering altogether if the weather is particularly bad.

Autumn is known for the falling of leaves. It might look picturesque to have leaves scattered around your garden, but it is damaging to the health of your lawn. Around this time it is important to incorporate regular raking and removal of leaves and debris. It’s also a good idea to keep your lawn aerated by poking small holes into the surface. This way, your lawn can breathe and make the most of the (minimal) sunlight.


There is far less lawn care advice to take in for the winter season, although it is still important not to neglect or forget about your lawn entirely. Winter seems to last from around November to February in England and during these months there is not an awful lot that can be done to prevent your lawns health suffering slightly.

The main things to remember are to keep on top of clearing any debris and to stay off your lawn as much as possible if it is frozen or waterlogged - which let’s face it, in England, it probably is. This might be tricky if you’ve got young children who are desperate to play outside at the first sight of snow… We’re not saying you should be a complete scrooge, but it’s worth keeping in mind.

You could use this time away from lawn care to plan or book in your treatments for the new year or update any rusty garden equipment. A new lawn-mower could go on your Christmas list!


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