Lawn care Dunstable like anywhere else can be a huge pain when the dry months completely and utterly wreck your formally beautiful grass. We all want to be able to show off our lovely green lawns, but sometimes the dry, arid, flat out hot weather can put a damper on that.
Luckily for you though, we’ve got the answers as to how you can revitalize your dry, crispy, sad-looking grass. Keep reading and we’ll provide you with all the answers that you need to get your yard back to that pretty springy green.
Although the word “scarify” looks kind of terrifying, it’s actually a very beneficial process for your lawn. Scarifying is essentially the process of cutting and removing debris – old and decayed grass, fungi, and weeds. Scarifying can be as easy as combing through your grass with a spring-tine rake. If you aren’t confident that this will get the job done or just don’t feel like using this particular method then there are motorized scarifiers that you can use and you can even hire a professional to do the job for you.
The best time of year to scarify your lawn is during the spring and autumn months. It’s best to get the timing right because the grass needs to have already started growing in for this to be effective. For the best results, scarify your yard while your soil is wet but has a surface that’s dry to the touch.
While some people find claims that cutting your hair to make it grow are rather dubious, it actually does work on your lawn. The more frequently you mow, the more it will grow. To accomplish this, you should set a schedule of about every two weeks during the spring, and once every week during the summer months.
Mowing the lawn does come with some risk though as a mower blade set too low to the ground can expose the soil and cause the soil to quickly dry. If the mower blades aren’t sharp enough then the grass will just end up shredding. This will result in the grass drying out at the tip. Once you’ve finished mowing the lawn, be sure to gather the cuttings. You can either dispose of them or add them to your compost heap.
Fertilize Your Grass
Like both you and I; grass also has to eat. If you want to pop your lawn back into tip-top shape then fertilizer is definitely the way to go. The catch to this particular message though is that it’s not really going to work unless you’ve already got a bit of grass already growing. Dumping a load of fertilizer on top of newly sown seeds or turf will just cause it to go brown. If you’re not interested in chemical fertilizers then there’s always kelp, alfalfa meal, and limestone are great natural alternatives.
Water Your Lawn
This one may very well be a no brainer, but in order to help refresh your lawn and keep it green, you’ll need to keep it watered. Your lawn care in Dunstable can be helped immensely by weekly or monthly waterings. One thing to keep in mind though is that watering your lawn late in the day can result in a wet yard overnight which can result in diseased grass. To make sure that this doesn’t happen, water your lawn either in the early morning or the early afternoon.