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Lawn Association : Lawn Guide for May

By now, you should have done most of the hard work on your lawn and if done well, should be reaping the rewards of all that work. If you have renovated in March, you may need to be thinking about applying a nice feed again to ensure the optimum health of the lawn.

Watering shouldn’t be an issue just yet, but if you are to use this valuable resource, you may want to start thinking about using it soon.

Weeds, as in April are growing really well now so continue with using small amounts of spot treatment, if necessary.

Mowing, this is where your mower and your mowing comes into its own.  The use and upkeep of a good mower over the next few months, really will make all that work worthwhile and stand out from the crowd. 

Choosing the right mower, keeping it in tip-top condition, and ensuring it and you, do the very best job possible is more critical than you think.  One bad cut can undo much of any renovation work, you’ve already done.

1)      Ensure the lawn is always cut at the correct height, for the lawn grasses you have.

2)      Make sure you only remove no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade in one cut.  Reduce the cut over a week or so, if the growth has got away from you. 

3)      Mow in different patterns to ensure the lawn doesn’t get ‘grainy’ (where leaves simply move in one direction)

4)      Always keep your lawn mower blade sharp.  A rotary mower blade should be given a ‘new’ edge, each time you mow, however, buying a spare lawn mower blade can ensure its just a simple job of switching over a lawn mower blade each time.

5)      Keep the underside of your lawn mower clean after mowing.  Failure in doing so, can and will lead to the mower not collecting grass well enough and therefore, dropping it on your lawn. 

For more information on how to look after your lawn in a modern, sustainable way throughout the year why not join the 'Lawn Association'?

Our core mission is to make accurate lawn care information readily available via our website and through our Free Membership Scheme for gardening enthusiasts. Go to the @LawnAssociation Facebook page to join the Lawn Enthusiasts Group, and get free association membership via the website, www.lawnassociation.org.uk

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