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Monday 4 January 2016

Lawn Care Guide - January

Keep off the grass

If it does get frosty try not to walk on the lawn, it can cause damage to the grass. But when it’s mild and wet you can seize the advantage and help to greatly improve drainage on compacted areas by spiking and aerating.

Grass needs sunlight, water, nutrients and air to grow so this way you’ll get oxygen and water to the roots while releasing carbon dioxide that has accumulated. Spiking with a garden fork is one way to do it until you can get the garden tractor with a spiker/aerator on the lawn when it’s drier.

Compacted soil under the grass can lead to thatch and moss which are best treated in the spring by scarifying. Moss can be treated then with moss killer. If you don’t want the unsightly black residue to rake out, the product MO Bacter is an organic fertiliser which feeds the lawn, while causing the moss to break down and become ingested by bacteria in the fertiliser. It leaves no debris and won’t need scarifying. It’s best applied in spring into summer.

1 comment:

  1. As a Countax owner why did you discontinue manufacturing the spiker and slitter attachment? Just what is needed now to aerate the lawn.
    John from Devon