The longer hours of daylight and warmer temperatures are optimum conditions for your lawn – at this time of year the grass should be healthy and growing rapidly. (Some areas of the UK had horrendous rain and unseasonably low temperatures this week, but we’re hoping that won’t last!)
If there are some areas of your lawn which are in poor condition, perhaps because they are in a high traffic area, then it isn’t too late to do some reseeding. These areas will benefit first from an aeration – either with an aerator or, failing that, a garden fork – to create some holes for the seed to fall into and germinate. A light covering of top soil or compost mixed in with the seed will encourage germination.
Don’t forget the golden rule of grass cutting – little and often is best. Ideally you should be cutting the grass at least once a week. If you are unable to do this because of, for example, a holiday, then don’t be tempted to try to cut it down in one pass. Much better to raise the blades for the first cut, wait a few days and then cut again with a lower blade. In any case, don’t cut lower than ¾ of an inch (2cm).
Of course this is England, so inevitably we’ll get a least a few days of rain. Many people think they need to wait for the perfect day to mow the lawn, but in fact a sharp blade will cut in damp conditions – just remember to give the mower a good clean afterwards!
If you’d like any advice on making your lawn look perfect for summer then don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local franchisee.