We all love the look of a lush green lawn, but keeping it that way can be a headache. Follow our steps to help restore your lawn in time for spring so you can enjoy picnics, parties and family fun on a lawn you can be proud of!
Moss tends to grow in shade or where there is poor drainage. To get rid of moss in your lawn, rake the lawn in early spring with a spring-tine rake, then apply moss killer.
Once the moss has died and turned black (this takes a few weeks), rake again to remove the dead moss. Dead moss takes a long time to break down, so add it to your compost bin gradually, over time. To reduce the chance of moss growing back, aerate your soil then later on in autumn by spiking holes in it with a hollow-tine aerator or garden fork. This breaks up compacted soil and improves drainage, allowing the grass to flourish and out-compete the moss.
Bare patches are another concern for lawn-proud gardeners. Shade, heavy foot traffic, drought or the removal of moss and weeds can all result in bald spots in your lawn. The simplest way to fix these is to re-seed the area in early spring, giving the grass time to grow and develop roots before the heat of summer. How to sow grass seed:
In mid-spring, once the lawn starts to grow, feed it with a spring lawn fertiliser. To get rid of weeds use a lawn weed killer to target broadleaf weeds like docks and dandelions, or remove these by hand using a dandelion weeder, which has a long blade to get as much of the root as possible.
Mow the lawn on your lawnmower’s highest setting in spring. As the season progresses and the lawn grows more strongly, you can gradually reduce the cutting height on your mower.
Visit our 'garden care' departments in Radyr and Wenvoe to find everything you need to get your lawn looking great this spring! *please note prices and offers may differ between stores.