We all know what it’s like to live next door to someone who has an immaculate lawn, it can get depressing! Here are a few tips to improve your lawn areas and keep that neighbour on their toes.
- The key to a good thick lawn is regular mowing, as a general rule of thumb, no more than 1/3 of the grass blades should ever be cut off.
- Ensure all mowing equipment is kept in good condition, especially the blades. Your local machinery maintenance shop can replace blades for a very reasonable price, this will keep the cuts to your grass clean rather than tearing the blades off with worn blades
- A catcher is a MUST to keep a healthy lawn. If grass is just mulched up and dispersed across the lawn, it will create a thick layer of thatch.
- Lawns require a regular feeding throughout the growing season, A granular fertiliser or liquid solution can be used just after mowing. If granular is used ensure you don’t apply it too thick as it will burn the lawn. Water it in for the first few evenings to dissolve the nutrients into the soil.
- There is nothing worse than a lawn riddled with weeds!! The best way to fix these is with any of the off the shelf lawn sprays that can be mixed at the rated advised on the product and sprayed directly over the lawn without harming the grass. Not all types of grasses are suitable to all brands of chemical so always seek advice before hand, or for the correct answer and helpful advice, contact the PPG team by using our contact page