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Lawn Care
Lawn Care: March - June

Advice offered by http://www.grassclippings.co.uk in the April/May 2011 (issue 331) edition of the Croquet Gazette.

OPERATION

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

Aerate

Solid or Slit Tine

Solid or Pencil Tines

Pencil Tine

Pencil Tine

Disease Watch

Fusarium

Fusarium & Red Thread

Red Thread

Red Thread

Fertilising

Slow Release MU - 28-3-8

Yes - if not done already but late

Slow Release MU - 28- 3-8 End Month

Early Month if not done in Early May

Moss Control

Spray Soluble Iron if not done

A bit late if not done

None

None

Mowing

10 to 8 mm, 2 times per week

8 to 6 mm, 2 times per week

8 to 6 mm, 3 times per week

6 mm, 3 times per week

Pest Watch

Leatherjackets & Chafers

Leatherjackets & Chafers

Leatherjacket & Chafers

Leatherjacket & Chafers

Renovate

Minor Areas if Mild

None

None

None

Scarify

Light if Mild - Wire Reel

Yes - Wire Reel or Verti

None - See Verti Cutting

None - See Verti Cutting

Seed

Localised Areas if Mild

Localised Areas

Localised Areas if bare

None

Selective Weed Control

Yes - if Mild

Ideal Month - End of

Yes - if not done already - start of month and at first sign of Clover

Yes - if not done already but late and if need start of month when Clovers appear

Top Dressing

With Seeding

None

None

None

Verti Cutting

None

Yes - a little grooming is good

Yes a few mm under mower cutting height

Yes - every two weeks

Watering

Maybe

Yes - start this month if windy and/or dry

Nightly but monitor quantity

Nightly but monitor quantity

Wetting Agent

None

Yes - start this month - a must

Yes Monthly

Yes Monthly

Additional Functions

Remove Dew each morning with Dew Switch or Drag Brush

Remove Dew each morning with Dew Switch or Drag Brush

Remove Dew each morning with Dew Switch or Drag Brush

Remove Dew each morning with Dew Switch or Drag Brush

Paint Furniture & Hoops & Boards.

Line Markings & Move Ball Stop Boards.

Remove Grass 'Bents' with Verti Cutter before they become a problem.

Remove Grass 'Bents' with Verti Cutter before they become a problem.

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Updated 28.i.16
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