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Lawn Care
Lawn Care: January - April

Advice offered by http://www.grassclippings.co.uk in the December 2011 (issue 335) edition of the Croquet Gazette.

OPERATION

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

Aerate

Solid or Slit Tine

Solid or Slit Tine

Solid or Slit Tine

Solid or Pencil Tines

Disease Watch

Fusarium

Fusarium

Fusarium

Fusarium & Red Thread

Fertilising

None

Spring Starter or March if Mild

Slow Release MU - 28-3-8

Yes - if not done already but late

Moss Control

Spray Soluble Iron if Mild

Spray Soluble Iron if Mild

Spray Soluble Iron if not done

A bit late if not done

Mowing

Rotary - 10 to 12 mm

Rotary - 10 to 12 mm

John Deere - 10 to 8 mm, 2 times per week

John Deere - 8 to 6 mm, 2 times per
week

Pest Watch

Worm Cast Control

Worm Cast Control if not done

Leatherjackets & Chafers

Leatherjackets & Chafers

Renovate

None

None

Minor Areas if Mild

None

Scarify

None

Light if Mild - Wire Reel

Light if Mild - Wire Reel

Yes - Wire Reel or Verti Cutting

Seed

None

None

Localised Areas if Mild

Localised Areas

Selective Weed Control

None

None

Yes - if Mild

Ideal Month - End of

Top Dressing

None

None

With Seeding

None

Verti Cutting

None

None

None

Yes - a little grooming is good

Watering

None

Maybe

Maybe

Yes - start this month if windy and/or dry

Wetting Agent

None

None

None

Yes - start this month - a must

Additional Functions

Remove Dew each morning with Dew. Switch or Drag Brush
Paint Furniture & Hoops & Boards

Remove Dew each morning with Dew. Switch or Drag Brush
Paint Furniture & Hoops & Boards

Remove Dew each morning with Dew. Switch or Drag Brush
Paint Furniture & Hoops & Boards

Remove Dew each morning. Line Markings & Move Ball Stop Boards

 

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