The pandemic gave many people a new perspective on what they want from their homes, and for many first-time homeowners, it meant having an outdoor space.
However, if you’ve recently moved and found yourself the caretaker of a new lawn, it is important to develop a lawn maintenance routine that suits the season. From mowing the lawn to getting rid of weeds and pests, we have some tips to ensure your lawn is lush and gorgeous come next spring.
Buy the right lawnmower
To start, you will need a lawnmower. For larger gardens, it might be an idea to invest in a cordless mower, so you can be sure to reach every corner of the lawn without dragging a cord behind you.
But cordless or not, it is also important to ensure the blades of your mower are sharp, as dull blades rip through grass, leaving jagged edges and an unpolished finish.
Give your grass the correct amount of water
Even in the UK, where we get plenty of rainfall, it is important to ensure your lawn gets enough water, but you need to be careful not to under- or overwater the lawn. Avoid watering in the afternoon, as the sun will evaporate the water, so water in the morning or early evening.
Aerate, then fertilise
A crucial task for autumn is to aerate your lawn. Making small holes in the lawn will help it get more oxygen, water, and nutrients it needs. Aerating in autumn means it will be fully recovered by spring.
Get rid of weeds
Weeding isn’t fun, and not a task that people look forward to, but it is a necessary step for lawn care. It’s important to pull weeds before they flower, seed and spread everywhere, so any work you do to curtail weeds now will pay off down the road, saving you time and effort later on.
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