​Lawn Care in May

​Lawn Care in May

The sun is beginning to shine and the birds are serenading us into the garden. It’s prime time to get out to the garden.

How do I look after my Lawn in May?

Regular mowing is the main focus in May. Once a week will be enough to maintain optimal health and appearance. Weeds should be dealt with as early as possible, so you won’t need to fight them off all summer. Consider scarifying and aerating if winter has been particularly harsh to your lawn.

Is it OK to lay turf in May?

May is a good time to lay turf. Mild weather in May helps the turf to establish before the heat of summer. Prepare the soil, ensuring it is level and free of debris. When the turf has been laid, give it an initial heavy watering to help it establish. Avoid walking on the turf for the first three weeks, as it may cause damage.

Is it OK to scarify lawn in May?

If the weather was too wet in April, then it’s fine to scarify your lawn in May. Scarification removes thatch and moss from your lawn. This allows oxygen, water and nutrients to get to the roots. Your lawn will thank you with vibrant growth.

Can I feed my lawn in May?

Is May too late to fertilise? No, adding some turf fertiliser will add nutrients to keep it green and boost growth. The mild weather and spring showers help break down the fertiliser for the turf and soil to absorb.

Is it OK to mow the lawn in May?

You’ll be aiming to mow your lawn once a week in May to keep your lawn healthy, tidy and less susceptible to pests and disease. Remember to adjust the height of your mower to avoid scalping.

What is No Mow May in the UK?

No Mow May encourages UK gardeners to let their grass lawn grow wild during the month of May. It is assumed that this will provide a habitat for pollinating insects such as bees. However, there are several drawbacks to consider.

  • Allowing grass and weeds to grow unchecked can increase effects from allergies such as hay fever.
  • It will also attract pests such as ticks and fleas, which carry disease, and this can cause issues for your pets and yourself.
  • It can also be seen as unsightly by neighbours, potentially causing disputes or devaluing property aesthetics.
  • When you do decide to clean up the mess, the overgrown grass will be weak and cutting can cause shock which will stunt regrowth and weaken it to disease.

After all your hard work, don’t forget to enjoy your lawn. We hope you like these tips, if you are eager for more, then our lawn mowing guide can be found here. Alternatively, contact our experts who are ready to help.

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