JUNE LAWN CARE TIPS
Water is vitally important at this time of year so should there be any signs of a drought such as a slightly blue colour to the grass leaf, or worse a light brown colour, water needs to be applied to the lawn area.
Avoid excessive watering since this encourages weed grasses to flourish.
If other weeds are present, a further treatment of selective herbicide (weed killer) will be necessary.
Continue to mow at the frequency of two-to-three times a week ensuring all clippings are removed and disposed of safely or kept for compost.
Verticut or lightly scarify once in a while to lift any lateral grass growth; this will also aerate the bottom of the sward of grass.
Apply Inturf Establish Organic Fertiliser if the grass is looking hungry or anemic.
JULY & AUGUST LAWN CARE TIPS
Continue mowing two-to-three times a week and aim to be at an optimum mowing height of between 25mm (1″) to 37mm (1¼”), remembering to mow in alternate direction periodically and either compost any grass clippings or use them as a mulch.
Water during drought conditions and, if the area has become compacted, a light spiking could be beneficial to relieve any hardness and oxygenate the soil profile, encouraging new growth at the same time.
Watering post spiking will assist with getting the water to where the turf needs the moisture the most and will prevent too much evaporation, thus saving on valuable resources.
Apply Inturf Establish Organic Fertiliser if the grass is looking hungry or anemic using an appropriate lawn applicator.
Above all, during these two months, you should take the opportunity of enjoying your lawn as much as possible. There will be plenty of time to renovate any worn areas in the next couple of months.