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There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut grass in the air to remind us that summer is on its way and spring is well and truly here! With the weather (hopefully!) hotting up it’s time to turn your attention to getting your lawn on.
Sowing a new lawn / overseeding / repairing patches
Spring is an ideal time to sow grass seed. The weather is mild but warm enough for seed to germinate and there is usually plenty of spring showers. Sowing in spring also means your lawn will be fully established by summer, so you can sit back and relax with a cold one when our UK weather is at its best. As always, make sure to check your local forecast before sowing seed. Temperatures need to be 8-10 degrees and above consistently (day and night time temperatures) for at least two weeks before deciding to sow. Once the temperatures are ideal for seeding, you may decide to sow a new lawn from scratch if you’ve recently moved into a new house, or you may want to overseed your existing lawn. Sometimes your lawn may not need overseeded, and some patches may just need some repairing. Whatever you need to do to your lawn, we have a guide on each of these;
Other times there may be something very specific that is wrong with your lawn that may be causing issues. This can be down to clay soils, shaded spots, dog urine burns and perhaps some pests you may have in your lawn. Luckily, we have guides for these too!
Watering a new or overseeded lawn is vitally important to its successful establishment. You should aim to water your new seedlings everyday for the first 6 weeks after sowing. In periods of drought like most of the UK are experiencing now, you should aim to water your seedlings twice a day. To make the most of this watering, try to water early in the morning when the sun is low and at the end of the day when the sun is down. If you haven’t seeded your lawn but it is starting to show signs of yellowing or dryness, make sure to water intermittently. You can read more about watering your lawn in a drought here.
If you want to kickstart your spring sowing but need a little more advice, you can always email us at email@example.com and we’ll be more than happy to help!