If the weather is mild, occasionally cut your grass maintaining about 25mm of growth. Keep off the grass if it’s frozen or waterlogged.
Rake your grass thoroughly. Spike your lawn all over and apply lawn-sand if necessary. Keep the mower blades high and just ” take the top off ” the grass.
Re-seed bare patches, apply fertiliser and moss-killer towards the end of the month. Mow regularly lowering the blades gradually.
Treat your lawn with selective weed-killers or combined weed/feed preparations if you haven’t fed the grass in April.
Mow your lawn twice a week if possible working to a definite pattern. Water the grass if necessary, remembering to soak thoroughly.
Treat your grass with a second application of fertiliser. Water in as necessary. Don’t cut your grass too closely.
Keep on mowing regularly and watering as necessary. Fill in any cracks caused by drought with a mixture of sharp sand and soil.
Raise the mower blades to allow your grass to thicken and to protect the roots from Winter frost and snow. Apply Autumn/Winter fertiliser, weed-killer and moss-killer.
Rake out thatch from the turf and spike your lawn to assist drainage. Brush in sharp-sand and soil. Continue cutting as necessary.
Use a stiff broom to remove wormcasts from your grass. Don’t mow if it’s very wet as this will compact the soil and encourage waterlogging.
Monthly Gardening Tips
Courtesy of Blades Mowers