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So storm “Dorris” brought havoc to the much of the country and I am sure we have all been picking up plant pots and other debris over the last few days.
In the South “Virgin Trains” told people to avoid all unnecessary travel and in the North it was time to get the “big coat” out!
These changeable weather patterns are a sure sign that spring is upon us and this Wednesday marks the first day of the metrological spring.
Of course in the astronomical calendar, equinoxes mark the start of spring and autumn and solstices mark the start of summer and winter. This year the spring equinox falls on March 20.
The air temperatures are getting milder and hopefully here in the South the risk of a severe frost has passed. Critically, soil temperatures are on the up and so we can start to plan lawn renovation, whether that’s a spring scarification, over seeding or a full lawn renewal, it will be soon be perfect conditions to complete the work.
Every day I see new flowers blossoming in the garden and around us the parks are starting to fill with colour. Nothing beats the taste of “home grown” and I have planted new varieties of tomato this year and they are germinating in the warmth of the house, can't wait to tuck in.
Of course changeable weather and temperatures can cause some lawn diseases so keep an eye out for any patches or lawn discoloration and if you see something amiss give us a call as it better to be safe than sorry.
For those of you who have suffered from Leather Jacket or Chafer Grub attacks in the past a reminder that there are currently no chemical treatments to deal with an infestation or to help prevent one. The only solution, apart from good long term cultural practise, for these pests is nematodes which you water into the lawn, these are available by mail order but not until April as the soil temperature has to be right for them to be effective.
You can place an order now ready to take action. Please, please follow the label instructions as you have to maintain the right soil conditions whilst these little creatures do their work.
As always if you have any questions on lawn care or lawn treatments get in touch and I will do my best to answer them or if you live in East Hampshire or West Sussex I would be delighted to talk to you about your lawn(s).
Hi I'm Annie and I love lawns and gardens. I own and run Lawnrite providing lawn care advice and treatments across East Hampshire and West Sussex