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Lawn Care Tips And Tricks

by Lewis Yates 03 Apr 2023

A lovely lawn needs work that varies depending on the soil type. Sandy or gravelly soil is excellent for trees and bushes, while well-drained soil is preferred for landscaping plants. Lawn grasses require frequent watering and nutrient-rich soil to maintain their growth season.

Lawn Care Tips And Tricks

To maintain a beautiful lawn, water and fertilize it regularly. Lawns that were originally planted in nutrient-rich topsoil require less maintenance than those on sand or gravel. Adding organic matter to the latter before planting new grass can help. Fertilizer firms often recommend a four-step plan that combines fertilization and weed control.

Weeds such as crabgrass and dandelions are common problems in lawns. A pre-emergent pesticide can prevent crabgrass seeds from sprouting in the spring. Herbicides can be used to control broadleaf weeds while leaving grass undamaged. However, for thick-bladed grasses such as quack grass, a "non-selective" herbicide is needed.

Lawn Care Tips And Tricks

When using a non-selective herbicide such as RoundUp®, be careful not to spray other plants accidentally. Adjust the nozzle for a narrow spray pattern with larger droplets to prevent spray from straying. Wait for at least three days for the herbicide to take effect before cutting or excavating weeds or grass. Eliminating weeds and thick-bladed grass before installing a new lawn is a good idea.

A wide range of garden products can be found here on our website. We stock a magnitude of weed control products for all areas of the garden, in addition to a variety of nutrient-rich composts and soils.

Lawn Care Tips And Tricks

You can find everything you need to get a beautiful lawn and achieve the perfect garden here, in our Gardening section.

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