Apeiron Lawn Care

Taking care of your lawn in Jan 

As we find ourselves in the middle of winter with the nights slowly starting to pull out, now is the ideal time to start planning for the spring.

If you haven’t booked your equipment in for its service, then act now so that you are equipped and ready for the new season to come. Poorly maintained equipment can damage your lawn, with mowers ripping or shredding the grass blades rather than cutting them.

We would always recommend having your equipment serviced on an annual basis to help keep your lawn in tip-top condition.

Is your lawn holding too much water this winter?

This may indicate that there is a build-up of excess thatch or that the soil has become too compacted. Both of these are common problems that can be remedied through cultural treatments, such as scarification and aeration.

To discuss your lawn care requirements and book your cultural treatments, give us a call today on 01502 677 019

Your questions answered

Each month, we answer your questions to help you get the most out of your outdoor environment. This month’s question comes from Roger Allen who asks:

"What are the best lawn care treatments to consider using in May?"

Root Zone

Thank you for your question, Roger. Your lawn will definitely benefit from a winter feed.

During the spring and summer months, the focus of our treatments is on promoting a strong growth of grass, whilst controlling the growth of weeds. During autumn and winter, we switch our attention to ensuring the root zone and grass blades remain resilient to the harsher weather conditions and lower outside temperatures.

It is essential that moss is controlled during this period as it will cause further problems by spring if left unchecked.

Taking care of you lawn in Jan 2021
Taking Care of Your Lawn in Jan 2021

Choosing the Right Treatment

You should select a feed treatment that is low in nitrogen, but high in potassium. Potassium helps the rootzone to withstand the winter months and increases its resilience to diseases.

You may wish to consider adding an iron supplement. By combining the feed with iron, this will help strengthen the blades and if used at an appropriate level, will control the growth of moss by dehydrating it.

An element of magnesium will also help to maintain the health of the grass as magnesium enables the grass plants to produce chlorophyll which is what gives grass its green appearance.