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New Season: 5 Springtime Tips for Tending Your Lawn

Sometimes less is more: this old truth has been often mentioned at this site and we are only reciting it again to the benefit of the upcoming growing season. This pays even twice when springtime takes the rule over your lawn. It is always better to tender your green area continuously, with moderate action and gentle care, rather than sporadic interventions – typically during a fervent weekend (fast-paced spring lawn mowing, verticutting, raking, etc.).

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The lawn can simply become stressed and overloaded with compacted care and manipulation which then prolongs its natural ability to regenerate and spring into fresh verdure. Let's summarize a few proven tips for the next few weeks to guide you towards a successful green turf growing season.

  1. Provided that you haven't yet touched your lawn this year, in the first place you should manually rake up fallen leaves, twigs and debris to clear the surface.
  2. Do the first spring mowing to ensure balanced grass growth and achieve a unified, smooth appearance of the lawn. Keep in mind that you should never cut off more than 1/3 of the standing length of grass blades!
  3. Use a lawn groomer and gently comb out dried old grass and felt from the lawn. If the area is waterlogged or the turf density is thin, put off this action for a later time. In view of this year's rather intensive winter and current temperatures below 10°C, it is recommended that you hold off with verticutting which can once performed provide the desired benefits when you start the action ideally during the first or second week in April.
  4. Provided that you have supplied your lawn with a seasonal autumn or early spring fertilizer, you can rest assured that your lawn received a healthy feeding necessary for an ideal start into the new growing season. Late in March and early in April you can apply a higher starting dose of organic nitrogen based fertilizer. The recommended fertiliser rate is 3,5 kg per 100 m2.
  5. If you really want to improve the turf, just sprinkle it with biovin soil enhancer or a substrate which fortifies the vegetation layer. Later on, you can follow with regular grass cutting.

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