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Lawn Care Guide
Lawn Care Guide
31 March 2015

Watering:

AlI lawns require watering particularly during the warmer summer months. Frequent watering preferably early morning and later evening when sunlight cannot cause excessive evaporation.

Mowing:

Your new lawn can be mowed as soon as the grass blades are about 75 mm high and the ground is dry. Mowing will stimulate more growth, so it is important to mow at the correct height and avoid “scalping” of the new grass blades. Never remove more than the top 1/3 of the grass blade. Do not use a mulching mower until the lawn has been mowed 5 or 6 times with a conventional mower. During the fast growing periods, it is recommended that you mow your lawn once a week.

Fertilizing:

To maintain a healthy lawn and to keep your lawn looking great then regular applications of fertilizer are a must. Apply a good quality lawn fertilizer with a blend of nitrogen, sulphur and potassium at every 8-10 week intervals, including throughout the winter months. Regular fertilizing will ensure the lawn maintains a lush, dense sward which will reduce the likelihood of weeds appearing. Always water in well.

Weed Control:

Weeds will appear in your new lawn. They come from seeds which have been dormant in the soil after being carried in by birds or wind. A Rapid Lawn approved weed control product can be applied to your new lawn once the lawn is established – approximately 8 weeks following hydroseeding. Weed control should then take place every 8 – 10 weeks thereafter. Weed and pest control are an ongoing process that can be arranged to fit in with your fertilising schedule as part of the Rapid Lawn Maintenance Programme.