A well-maintained lawn can be the perfect finishing touch to a garden, but waiting for it to grow can be agonising. Luckily, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to help you get your dream lawn in less time!
Using the right seed
Before you consider taking care of and maintaining your grass to speed up its growth, you need to ensure that you’re using the right kind of seed.
In most cases, you’ll need to pick between cool season and warm season grass – this will depend on the climate where you live. Cool-season grass grows best in areas with lower temperatures and more severe temperature swings, whereas warm-season grass is best for areas with higher average temperatures and less severe swings.
Prepping your soil
Planting your seed in soil that hasn’t been prepped properly will result in poor grass growth and quality, so it’s important to take the time to maintain and prep your prospective lawn!
You’ll need to remove any debris from the soil, such as wood, stones, and weeds, before tilling the soil to make sure it isn’t compacted. You can view our range of rotavators and tillers here. The final step is to give the soil a good rake to even out the ground, and your prep is complete! The soil is ready to be seeded to give you the best lawn possible.
Fertilising and feeding your lawn
One of the biggest factors in quick – and quality – lawn growth is feeding your grass, especially just after seeding. For new growth, try using low nitrogen fertiliser, as this will nourish your seeds without feeding any weeds, meaning there is less competition for your growing lawn. Shop our range of fertilisers here..
Watering and mowing
To promote fast growth, your lawn needs to be properly watered. New growth should only be misted to encourage germination, whereas established grass should be watered deeply to ensure the water reaches the roots and creates growth.
The right tools
Here at Redblade Mowers in West Lancashire, we have everything you need to care for your lawn and garden, from mowers to fertiliser. Order online today or get in touch on 01704 821 338 for more help.