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10 Tips For Growing a Healthy Lawn

8 March 2024

Creating a lush, vibrant lawn is a goal for many homeowners and gardening enthusiasts. George Browns Limited, a leading provider of gardening and lawn care equipment, offers expert advice on achieving a healthy lawn.

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10 Tips For Growing a Healthy Lawn

Our recommendations include the use of high-quality ride-on and pedestrian mowers, which are essential tools for maintaining a pristine garden. Here are 10 essential tips for nurturing your lawn to perfection.

Select the Right Type of Grass

Choosing the correct grass type for your climate and soil is crucial. George Browns Limited suggests researching or consulting with our specialists to find a grass variety that thrives in your area, ensuring your lawn has a strong foundation from the start. Pop into any of our branches for seed. Westland produces a multitude of seed types including Gro-Sure Multi-Purpose,  Gro-Sure Shady & Gro-Sure Fast Acting. For maximum germination, also recommend Grass Gains Lawn Super Seed

Soil Testing and Amendment

Before planting, perform a soil test to determine its pH and nutrient levels. Amend your soil based on the test results to create the ideal growing environment. Our Garden sales team can recommend the right products to balance your soil’s pH and improve its fertility. Soil pH Testing Kits are readily available, easy to use, and can give results in 10 minutes.

Invest in Quality Mowing Equipment

A key to a healthy lawn is regular mowing with the right equipment. George Browns Limited offers a huge range of high-quality ride-on and pedestrian mowers that provide a clean cut and can be adjusted to the correct cutting height for your grass type, promoting healthy growth and a lush appearance. Metal-bodied machines will give longer life and self-propelled models will make the job easier.

Watering Wisely

Efficient watering encourages deep root growth. We advise using a watering system early in the morning to minimize evaporation. Smart irrigation systems can help you maintain optimal moisture levels in your lawn. Give your lawn a good soak once a week. You can leave a few more days in times of heavy rainfall.

Regular Aeration

Aerating your lawn prevents soil compaction and allows air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots more effectively. George Browns Limited stocks a range of aerators, making this task effortless.

Overseeding for Density

Overseeding can help fill in bare spots and enhance the density of your lawn. Our experts can guide you on the best seed mixtures and methods for overseeding, ensuring quick germination and integration with your existing lawn. However, a favourite with a lot of our customers is the Gro-Sure Fast Acting Seed.

Proper Fertilisation

Use a lawn fertiliser that suits the specific needs of your grass. George Browns Limited branches carry a range of fertilisers and can advise on the best application schedule to keep your lawn green and healthy. We recommend Westland’s After cut All In One, formulated with the perfect blend of nitrogen, it accelerates lawn greening in just 7 days, ensuring rapid results without excessive growth. This innovative formula targets 12 different weed types, including common intruders like dandelions, white clover, and daisies, eradicating both the weeds and their roots. Grass Gains Lawn Bulk gives a child and pet friendly 100% organic option.

Weed and Pest Management

Control weeds and pests with targeted treatments that won’t harm your grass. Our garden care professionals can recommend safe and effective products to protect your lawn from common threats. You could go for a complete seed, like Miracle-Gro Evergreen 4-in-1 that will produce a greener, thicker lawn and controls weed and moss. We also recommend Miracle Gro Evergreen Mosskill, Roundup and Weedol for weed control and insecticides from Doff. For moss specifically, we recommend plant-based Grass Gains Moss Eliminator

Mowing Techniques

Mow your lawn regularly, but always cut less than a third of the grass blade to avoid stress. George Browns Limited sell a variety of ride-on and pedestrian mowers that come with adjustable settings to ensure the perfect cut every time.

Seasonal Lawn Care

Tailor your lawn care routine to the changing seasons. George Browns Limited offers a range of equipment and supplies for spring rejuvenation, summer maintenance, autumn preparation, and winter protection.

Conclusion

By following these 10 tips and utilizing the right equipment from George Browns Limited, you can cultivate a stunning, healthy lawn that enhances your home’s outdoor space. Visit our website or contact our experts for personalized advice and to find the best ride-on and pedestrian mowers to meet your lawn care needs.