As the summer ended, it left us with gardens highly affected by the scorching heat and subsequent droughts. Now that autumn is here, it is the perfect time to put life back to your lawn with these eight simple but amazing ways.
We have come up with these easy methods to promote renewed lawn healths so that everyone in the UK can enjoy the approaching autumn with a green, glowing backyard.
They can range from simple checking the condition of your mower blades to using vinegar to tackle weeds. We will make sure that your minimal efforts will result in maximum results for your beloved garden.
In the research, we have concluded that there are many things that can take the green out of your grass, leaving unsightly brown patches dotted around – and the scorching hot weather is one of the biggest culprits.
It is always best to deal with this issue as soon as possible, particularly before the colder weather sets. Its because the lower temperature will only worsen the condition of your lawn and make it even harder to tackle next spring.
Here are eight tips that you can easily implement, ensuring cost-effective results so we can all enjoy the last of the nice weather this year in green and healthy gardens:
In mowing your lawn after grasses have raised up, you should only cut the top third of the grass each time. It’s because taller grass creates more shade, holds more moisture in the soil and grows deeper roots.
What your lawn missed most during the summer is, of course, water! Do not forget to water your garden since most lawns need 1-1.5” of water a week.
This can either come from your efforts to sprinkle or the rainfall. If the rain isn’t there to hydrate your yard, it’s on you. Also, it will be best to give your lawn more water, less frequently to promote deeper and stronger growth of roots.
Poke holes in the lawn to improve the circulation of air and allow water and nutrients to move to the root zone. Do this because when the grass gets too thick during the summer, nutrients and water can’t penetrate the roots well, making their growth slow and weak.
Instead of creating a pile of grass clippings, you can just allow them to stay on your garden to recycle nutrients, fertilising your lawn and reducing watering requirements. Y
Also, you can “brew” grass clipping tea in a big barrel filled with water and let sit for around a week. You can use this to water your lawn with nitrogen-rich ‘tea.’
While re-growing your lawn, you should regularly help it do so with a slow release of granular fertiliser.
In cutting grass, you should keep the mower blades sharp as a dull blade. This is to just tear the grass instead of cleanly cutting it, allowing water to leave the grass blades more quickly.
In setting up your lawn again, it’s best to stay organic. Instead of spending too much money on toxic chemicals to tackle weeds, pour apple cider vinegar directly on them instead. The acetic acid will halt the growth of weed without damaging the soil.
To see whether the acidic levels of your soil could affect the growth of plants, you can simply place a sample of it into a container. Then, add a half cup of vinegar.
If the vinegar begins to fizzle and bubble, the soil is too alkaline, so you should add sulphur or peat moss to even out the soil’s acidity.