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    Seasonal Gardener's Calendar

    Lawn Care Calendar

    At Greensleeves, we know that a lovely lush green lawn doesn’t just happen by accident. It takes time and effort to get the best out of your grass.

    On the links below we have put together some useful hints and tips to assist you in maximising your lawn’s true potential. Whether you are stumped by scarifying or worried by weeds, our expert advice should put you on the right track. If after reading you still feel as though you are facing an uphill battle please give us a call – we are always happy to have a friendly chat and offer some advice.

    In addition, be reassured that your lawn treatment expert will always be on the lookout for any pests that may be infiltrating your lawn but if, inbetween visits, you spot something, give them a call and they will happily assist.

    Annual Lawn Care Schedule

    Our handy seasonal calendar tells you what you should be doing to your lawn all year round.

    Try to stay off your lawn if the ground is frozen. However if the weather has been mild you can continue to remove leaves and debris by lightly raking it.

    Your Greensleeves winter lawn care treatment will help to control moss throughout the winter months.

    Rake the lawn thoroughly if weather conditions permit.

    If the weather has been mild you can begin to think about aerating and scarifying.

    Consider installing water butts in your garden now to catch the rain water – it will come in very handy come summer to keep a thirsty lawn hydrated.

    Give the edges of your lawn some attention by repairing and reshaping them ready for the first cut of the year.

    Your Greensleeves winter lawn care treatment will help to control moss whilst your upcoming spring treatment will bring the lawn out of the winter months whilst continuing to control moss it will also stimulate growth and improve the appearance of your lawn.

    The lawn will really be coming out of the winter season now and
    warmer temperatures will usually mean the grass is starting to grow.
    Your lawn will require the first cut of the year to be made around about
    this time. Don’t cut too severely though, simply take the ‘top’ off.
    You can lightly rake the lawn first to ensure that the grass blades sit
    up right.

    Neaten up the edges using blades or a strimmer to ensure a tidy finish.

    Scarify your lawn if it has not yet been done and the thatch levels
    look high – speak to your Greensleeves lawn care expert for advice.

    Your Greensleeves spring lawn care treatment will take place between
    February and April. It will bring the lawn out of the winter months
    whilst continuing to control moss it will also stimulate growth and
    improve the appearance of your lawn.

    Ensure that you mow the lawn regularly to keep the grass tidy, healthy and under control.

    Arrange to overseed any bare patches on your lawn – speak to your
    Greensleeves lawn care expert because this can be done by Greensleeves more effectively and cheaper than DIY.

    Dig out and remove any resistant patches of weeds.

    Your Greensleeves spring lawn care treatment will take place between February and April. It will bring the lawn out of the winter months. Whilst continuing to control moss, it will also stimulate growth and improve the appearance of your lawn.

    Ensure that you mow the lawn regularly to keep the grass tidy, healthy and under control.

    A spiking and hydration treatment now will prepare your lawn for the dryer, hotter months.

    Your early summer Greensleeves treatment will take place between May & July. It will control weeds and also stimulate the growth of the grass and improve the appearance of your lawn.

    Raking before mowing will keep runners of clover under control this month.

    Continue to mow the lawn regularly.

    Water the lawn if necessary remembering to soak thoroughly but not in the heat of the day.

    Your early summer Greensleeves treatment will take place between May & July. It will control weeds and also stimulate the growth of the grass and improve the appearance of your lawn.

    In dry weather conditions leave the grass blades slightly longer to help them to retain moisture.

    Your early summer Greensleeves treatment will take place between May & July. It will control weeds and also stimulate the growth of the grass and improve the appearance of your lawn. Your upcoming late summer treatment will replace the nutrients that are rapidly used up during this period of fast growth and target any troublesome weeds.

    In high summer when the weather is hot and dry, your lawn can be at risk of becoming dehydrated, just like you, so ensure that it gets plenty of water. A sprinkler is an ideal method to water your lawn.

    Your Greensleeves late summer treatment will take place between July and September and will replace the nutrients that are rapidly used up during this period of fast growth and target any troublesome weeds.

    In the early autumn raise the height of your mower to allow the grass to thicken and protect the roots of the grass from frost and snow.

    Mowing frequency will begin to reduce now as the temperatures begin to fall, the days draw in and the grass growth slows.

    If your lawn has not been scarified this year, now is the time to do it – prepare your lawn for the winter by removing excess thatch now. This will improve drainage in addition to helping nutrients to circulate. A scarification treatment in autumn will also remove the environment that many lawn diseases such as moss, red thread and dollar spot thrive in.

    Look out for fungal diseases such as Fairy Rings in your lawn at this time of the year.

    Autumn is a good time to aerate your lawn before the winter sets in.
    This is particularly important to relieve compaction and ensure adequate
    drainage once the winter rains arrive.

    Ensure to regularly remove leaves and debris that fall on the lawn either by gently raking or using a leaf blower.

    Your Greensleeves autumn treatment will take place between September
    and November and will help to maintain the colour and strength of the
    grass into the winter months.

    Ensure to regularly remove leaves and debris that fall on the lawn either by gently raking or using a leaf blower.

    Are you having a fireworks or a bonfire party? Excessive traffic on your lawn may cause bare patches to appear – these can soon be repaired so speak to your Greensleeves lawn treatment expert.

    Your Greensleeves autumn treatment will take place between September and November and will help to maintain the colour and strength of the grass into the winter months.

    Keep the lawn clear of leaves and debris to help control the build up of thatch.

    If the lawn is at all frozen make sure you keep off it so as not to damage the grass- frost makes the blades brittle and much more susceptible to damage.

    Winter is the time when moss tends to take hold within a lawn which is why it is important to act quickly and ensure your lawn treatment plan continues throughout the winter months.

    Your Greensleeves winter treatment will take place between November and February and will control moss within the lawn, keep fungal disease at bay and also provide essential nutrients to the grass plants during the winter months.