Following on from my last letter and now with drier and sunnier weather here our lawns are definitely ready for some love. As I mentioned previously lawn care is a big issue, I heard somewhere that Garden Centres and the DIY stores suffer from the most come back at this time of year with regards lawn care products.
Professionals have training and access to superior equipment and products that can actually make an affordable difference to your patch of green. From high-end seed products to the knowledge that if you remove something you generally have to put something back. In other words if your lawn has eaten all the available nutrients than a good feed is in order, or if you scarify then generally you need to top-dress as well as add new seed.
There is so much to lawn treatments and they are expensive to do properly that I have to say in the end if you are happy then enjoy, but if you need to deal with your lawn at the very least seek some advice.
Always happy to help
Christian Dupont has been involved in horticulture for over two decades now, lives near Alton with his wife. She is also a fully trained gardener and horticulturalist. Both are keen photographers as well as accomplished Horticulturalists. some articles are from the Life Mags but mainly for the Herald newspaper, bi-weekly column in the local business