Lawn diseases, lawn RENOVATION, lawn treatments and lawn care in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Emsworth, Barnham and the surrounding areas
Wow, the Great British weather, a few days of much needed rain, then fantastic weather and both for the bank holiday!
I love, hot, sunny day’s and evenings, getting home from treating lawns across West Sussex, sitting out in the garden or entertaining friends and family with a BBQ. I think relaxing on or by a lush green weed free lawn makes it all even nicer and brings out the colour of the rest of the garden.
This is a picture of my own small garden, it’s so vibrant at the moment.
These long hot and dry periods can be very stressful for a lawn and like us, in this heat, your lawn gets thirsty; so remember to water deeply once a week, deeper watering encourages the plants roots to extend further and if you can, its best to water before the sun is on the lawn. Raising the mower cutting height a little also helps the grass cope with the high temperatures.
The grass is growing like mad after the recent rain, so we are topping up the nutrient levels with our early summer feeds; these are designed for the higher temperatures that the season brings.
The humid warm conditions are loved by some lawn diseases and I have been asked to help with a number of outbreaks over the last few days in Aldwick, Chichester and Emsworth, its mostly Red Thread but there have also been some reports of leatherjacket and chafer grubs damaging lawns so please keep an eye out for anything amiss, early identification and action will always give a better result.
These warmer temperatures help with the germination of newly planted grass seed, so long as you are committed to a rigorous regime of watering you can get great results, this picture was taken this month 16 days after we completed a lawn renovation in Aldwick, near Bognor Regis in West Sussex.
If you are putting seed down remember to protect it with a thin layer of top dressing and keep it moist until the seed has germinated and new grass is growing well.
That's all for now, as always get in touch if you want help or advice about your lawn.
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