The perfect paving can complete a garden, but here at Minster Paving we appreciate lawn space, too. A lawn might not seem like a striking feature at first glance, but a lush, healthy lawn can really regenerate a garden’s look and complement your paving area, bringing your garden space to life.
Lawns do not need regular watering to survive, but if you want your lawn to thrive then this is a necessity. Light watering wets the grass blades and topsoil but it is deep watering that allows moisture to reach the plant roots and encourages growth there.
Generally speaking, a lawn requires 1-2 inches of water applied twice a week, but this varies depending on weather conditions and soil type. A simple check of the soil in your garden will reveal whether it might need more regular watering.
While small lawns do not present an issue, watering larger green spaces might seem daunting. Many people do not have the time to spend patrolling vast lawns with watering cans. Installing a sprinkler in your garden will save you valuable time and ensure your garden lawn receives a thorough soaking.
Setting the sprinkler on a timer means you can also regulate when and how often your lawn is watered. Early morning is the optimal time, when evaporation loss will be minimal and the soil will have time to properly absorb the water.
Pay attention to your lawn, as it will grow at different speeds across the year, and require more- or less-frequent mowing as a result. When the tips of the grass become too long, it is time to cut.
The tips of the grass are the parts that should be trimmed, leaving the healthier, more robust part of the grass blade to continuing growing. Avoid mowing your lawn in the heat of the day, when the grass is more susceptible to drying out. Leave the nitrogen-rich clippings on your lawn to nourish the soil.
Weeds are a threat to any lawn and should be managed appropriately, but give consideration to the kind of pesticides you are using. These kinds of chemicals are typically strong and can often damage your lawn. Investigate milder weed killers or natural alternatives, such as pulling the weeds by hand.
Looking after your lawn doesn’t need to be difficult. By simply considering some key areas you can cut the daunting task of lawn care down to size. Like any plant, your lawn needs water to thrive, and regular cutting will encourage growth and keep your grass looking trim. Considering things like weed control will really lift your lawn to the next level and give your garden a natural glow.
For more ways on how to improve your garden, get in touch with Minster Paving by calling 01865 300 252 or contact us online.