Ensuring your lawn has sufficient water during dry spells is the most important thing you can do.
Make sure you water when it’s likely to be absorbed by the soil and roots rather than evaporating. Thefore, the best time to do this is late evening or ideally early morning. Try to avoid watering on a daily basis as this develops shallow root growth. Using a sprinkler to give your lawn a good soaking between 7 to 10 days will have a much better effect.
If ground is especially hard, it is worth aerating the lawn. Use a garden fork to spike the lawn to allow the water to drain down in to the soil and roots.
During very dry periods we advise applying a wetting agent. The wetting agent is applied as a liquid that is taken in through the soil. This in turn enables your lawn to absorb the optimum amount of water in the roots – giving your lawn strength to cope with the drought.
Weeds & Moss
It’s also important to get rid of any pesky weeds or moss in your lawn as these take up vital nutrients that support the growth of your grass. By eliminating the weeds and moss it gives your lawn a better chance of taking up all the nutrients from the soil. This will enable the lawn to build a strong and healthy root system.
A well fertilised and looked after lawn will have a deep root system that will help the grass during dry periods. The fertiliser that we apply to your lawn has the right balance of nutrients and microbes that will keep feeding your lawns between 3- 4 months for that extra support.
Man’s best friend can sometimes be your lawns’s worst enemy. High concentrations of nitrogen in their urine can kill the grass. Female’s tend to cause more damage as they squat in one place. If you can, watering the area thoroughly immediately after can dilute the effect. Some people have had success using “Dog Rocks”.