Top Tips for Garden Treatment
With the end of summer now creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking about our gardens and how important it is to make sure they’re in the best possible condition – not just for the end of summer barbecues and parties, but also so that the grass and plants are flourishing when we get to spring 2014.
At this time of year, while the grass is relatively short because you’ve been mowing it so often to get it into peak condition to sit on and walk across with no shoes on, you can start to see dead patches developing, and while you might have solved it by purchasing a sprinkler from nj sprinklers and brought the grass “back to life”, there may be a deeper, underlying issue that could surface over the winter so it’s best to learn how to treat your garden before the harsh weather takes hold.
As the summer draws to a close, you might want to consider cutting your lawn as you have been during the warm months, but you should think about raising the blade height slightly. By taking the grass right down to the height you’ve been at during the warm weather, you risk exposing the roots to the frost as the cold nights draw in during autumn and winter. By all means keep mowing the lawn, it will keep it looking pristine, but leaving it slightly longer will protect the roots.
If you only have a small garden, then potted plants are a really good option. They can be put literally anywhere in the garden, sat on a concrete slab, on the corner of your decking, on a wall, even in a hanging basket and they will let you put in new bulbs in the autumn so they flower in spring. When they do, you can always move them into a flower bed, if you have one, or let them add that extra colour in a pot for added effect.
Having access to an aerator or scarifier can make a real difference to the lawn. An aerator will drive spikes into the lawn, allowing air to get down to the roots to improve their strength. A scarifier works by pulling all of the moss out of the lawn allowing the grass to grow to the optimum level so you have a perfect, lush and green garden.