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Spring is coming!

GrassClippings - Spring Lawn CareMarch 01 heralds the first day of Spring and the garden centres are starting to get busy with gardeners getting prepared for this important date in the gardening calendar.

We have had a mixed bag of weather over the winter, snow, ice, multi storms and some really hot days helped by some warm winds pushing hot air up from The Azores, making the outdoor temperature almost tropical. Balmy for sure.

We are not out of the woods yet, weather wise so care must be taken not to rush into sowing grass seed for example. March and April can be cruel months, often with very cold winds and plenty of rain to boot.

The first lawn treatments you should ever make to a lawn in late February early March is a moss control treatment which may be based on Lawn Sand or a straight Soluble Ferrous Sulphate, also know as Soluble Iron.  Apply only when you have mown your lawn once or twice, then leave at least two weeks, mow again and then scarify, aerate, over seed, fertilise and maybe top dress.  Fertilise again in 3 months and react to lawn weeds as and when they appear but not too soon following any over seeding.

If you engage a lawn treatment or care company, don't let them scarify until the lawns have natural growth to recover from the process.  Their advice of scarifying in December - end February is simply wrong and cannot be condoned, as it is technically incorrect.

The lovely people at The Lawn Company provide lawn advice via this lawn advice blog, a lawn treatment service via their Lawn Treatment web site and lawn care products via their online Lawn Shop

That way, you have a complete choice how you proceed with your lawns this spring time.  Best get that lawn mower cleaned off and fired up as you are going to need it shortly.


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