May 2019 Newsletter

April has been a tough month for lawn care with low temperatues and next to no rain, though the long range forecast predicts more variable May weather ideal for gardening.

Soil temperature controls germination of seeds, uptake and response to fertiliser and therefore growth. Many of you will have done fewer cuts than normal in early April which is typical of a slow cold start, but this also means the grass has less need for fertiliser therefore taking longer to green up and seed has poor germination rates.

Seed is pretty resilient, so as temperatures rise it will get going though regular watering by hose will be needed – you need to keep the seed damp until germinated. If it dries out within a few hours of watering you will stop the germination cycle so frequent light watering is essential.

If you are in the Aylesbury, Tring, Berkhamsted or Hemel Hempstead areas and would like a free lawn analysis, please give us a call on 01296 821861 / 07773 779235 or email: n.gamble@lawnkeeper.co.uk

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