The essential March Lawncare Guide

The essential March Lawncare Guide

As the first signs of spring begin to emerge, March becomes a pivotal month for garden enthusiasts to start rejuvenating their lawns after the long winter months. This period of awakening is crucial for setting the foundation of a lush, vibrant garden that can be enjoyed throughout the warmer seasons. To ensure your lawn receives the care it needs, Thompson's Garden Centre stands as your one-stop-shop for all things lawncare. Whether you're seeking expert advice or the right products to bring your lawn back to life, visiting your local Thompson's branch is the first step towards achieving a healthy, green garden.

Awakening Your Lawn in Spring

  • Assess and Clean
    Begin by taking a walk around your garden, assessing the lawn for any signs of winter damage, such as bare patches, thatch build-up, or areas compacted by heavy foot traffic. Clearing your lawn of any leaves, twigs, and debris that have accumulated over the winter is essential. This not only prevents disease but also allows sunlight and air to reach the grass roots more effectively.
  • Aeration
    March is an ideal time to aerate your lawn if the soil has become compacted. Aeration involves making small holes in the soil to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This can be done with a garden fork for small areas or an aerating tool for larger lawns, both of which are available at Thompson's Garden Centre. Aerating your lawn will help improve drainage and encourage deeper root growth, leading to a healthier and more resilient lawn.

Nutrition and Care for your lawn

  • Feeding
    After the long winter, your lawn will be in dire need of nutrients to kickstart its growth. Applying a spring lawn fertiliser that's high in nitrogen will encourage leaf growth and give your lawn a vibrant green colour. Visit Thompson's Garden Centre to find a range of lawn fertilisers and get advice on the best product for your lawn's specific needs.
  • Mowing
    As the weather begins to warm up, you'll notice your grass starting to grow more rapidly. Begin mowing with the blades set to a higher height than usual to avoid stressing the grass. Gradually, you can lower the blades as the season progresses. Remember, cutting the grass too short can weaken it and lead to problems in the future.

Addressing lawn problems on time

  • Moss and Weed Control
    March is also the time to tackle any moss or weed issues that have taken hold over the winter. Products such as moss killers and selective lawn weedkillers can be applied during this month. However, it's important to choose a day when the soil is moist, and rain isn't expected for at least 48 hours. For personalised advice on which products are best for your lawn, the experts at Thompson's Garden Centre are always on hand to help.
  • Overseeding
    If your lawn is looking a bit thin or has bare patches, overseeding can help to improve its density. Choose a high-quality grass seed that matches your lawn's existing grass type. Thompson's Garden Centre offers a wide range of grass seeds and can advise on the best choice for your garden. Overseeding can be combined with topdressing for even better results.

Visit your local Thompson's Branch

March is a month full of potential for your garden, and with the right care and attention, you can set your lawn up for success throughout the year. Remember, Thompson's Garden Centre is your ally in achieving the perfect lawn, offering not only the products you need but also the expert advice to ensure you use them effectively. Visit your local Thompson's branch today to make the most of your garden this spring.

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