We understand the feeling of watching new grass take root and establish itself! We’ve experienced it many times ourselves, and we know exactly what it is like for our customers to see a brand new lawn taking hold. Of course, whatever grass variety you choose, it will need to be maintained. Even the hardiest of grasses benefit from a maintenance program, but even if you don’t consider yourself to have a so-called ‘green thumb’, maintaining your new lawn is actually pretty easy once you get the hand of it.
Tips On Maintaining Your Brand New Lawn
It makes perfect sense to maintain and look after your lawn after it has been laid, if for no other reason than you don’t want to have wasted your money! A lawn that is well looked after will grow healthy and last for many years. It is for this reason that we have compiled a short list of some of the best advice on lawn maintenance below:
- Fertilising: Most of us immediately associate good lawn care with lawn fertiliser. If you buy a good quality fertiliser product, it’s an activity that is pretty easy to do and won’t need to be done all too often. The real key is to ensure that you fertilise regularly but with small amounts. We recommend that it be sprinkled over the lawn in spring, twice in the summer and again at the end of the primary growth season in April. Doing this will ensure that your lawn is healthy at all times! By the way, you can always ask us about our lawn fertiliser We’re always happy to offer support long after we’ve installed your new lawn!
- Watering: Watering your grass is especially important during the really hot months of the year because the heat can kill some grass varieties pretty quickly, or at least damage them. If you notice any yellowing or other discolouration of the blades during the summer, it’s definitely time to water! The best time to get out the hose or sprinkler is early in the morning before the heat of the day hits. This gives enough time for the water to soak into the soil and make its way to the root system of the grass. If you water at high noon, a lot of the water will simply dry up!
- Weeds: Some of our grasses resist pests like weeds better than others, but eventually the weeds will invade and start taking away nutrients that your new lawn requires to stay healthy. Rather than slog it out on a spare weekend, the easiest way to stay on top of weeds is simply to pull them out as soon as you see them. If you do find that the weeds are starting to get on top, we’d suggest a weed killer. If you have questions about the best one to use, we’re always happy to assist!
If you look after your grass, it will provide many years of joy and will even increase the value of your home. And please remember: once we’ve installed your new turf, we’re just a phone call away from helping you with any queries! You can read about all of our turf services by clicking here.