waking up to a new spring
March, April & May. a busy, but crucial time of year!
After the distressing conditions that Winter throws at our lawns, shrubbery and trees, these early growing months are key to their year long health. The correct treatment in spring, especially for grassed areas, is key to their development and growth, and can significantly reduce potentially costly problems later in the year.
urgent tasks & preparation
lawns & grassed areas
Healthy spring growth is a key stage in the long term development of a healthy lawn.
Top Notch suggests the application of suitable balanced fertiliser, or lawn feed, plus a broadleaf weed treatment. and spring is the best time to 'overseed', or sow seeds onto an existing lawn to improve grass density.
An early aeration will both inhibit moss and help create oversown grass seed to have direct contact with the soil. These two treatments can be combined with a light top dressing of soil, brushed or raked in to the surface of the turf to aid germination and promote thatch decomposition.
March is the ideal time for both formative and remedial cutting of evergreen hedges; before they have been allowed to grow out of control and in advance of native wild birds take up their nesting residence for the year! Early hedge cutting is crucial to bring evergreens back into useful shape and prevent them becoming a nuisance.
Removing smaller branches within the crown in early spring will produce a lower density of foliage in the summer, allowing more light to pass through the tree and reducing the 'sail effect', whilst leaving the overall size or shape of the tree intact.
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