Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Lawn Care Questions on Google. Part 3/3
4th Jul 2022
All of the information below has been written by Lawn Master operatives, who have spent their career maintaining turf.
- How can I make my lawn nice again? / How can I make my grass thicker and greener?
- Why do they poke holes in grass?
- Is it worth scarifying a lawn?
- Why does grass turn yellow? / Can yellow grass turn green again?
- Why is my lawn so spongy?
- Why are my grass blades so thin?
- How do you know if your lawn needs fertiliser?
- Is scarifying the same as aerating?
How can I make my lawn nice again? / How can I make my grass thicker and greener?
Correct mowing and adequate watering are key to a nice lawn. Also, having a regular lawn maintenance programme in place will ensure your lawn stays thick and green throughout the year.
Why do they poke holes in grass?
Aeration is one of the single most important procedures you can carry out on grass. It prunes roots off, opens up oxygen pathways and removes small thatch plugs from a lawn. Aeration is also an essential process to help reduce moss levels.
Is it worth scarifying a lawn?
Benefits of scarifying a lawn:
- Reduces thatch levels, allowing the grass to get the nutrients it needs from the soil
- Allows new grass to grow
- Reduces moss build-up
- Helps prevent outbreaks of certain turf diseases and waterlogging
Why does grass turn yellow? / Can yellow grass turn green again?
Summer is often a time where lawns suffer from heat, dry weather, and increased foot traffic, leaving the turf yellow, patchy, and stressed. Yellow grass can turn green again with regular feed and weed applications and adequate watering.
Why is my lawn so spongy?
Moss. Loose mosses make the lawn feel spongy to walk on. Moss also gives the turf an uneven colour and surface. Aeration and Scarification are treatments that can remove moss from your lawn.
Why are my grass blades so thin?
Compacted soil. Over time, as a lawn receives a lot of use and foot traffic, the soil becomes hard and compact, meaning the grass is affected by the poor environment below. Aeration is a common treatment for reducing the compaction of the soil.
How do you know if your lawn needs fertiliser?
Change of colour. Grass will often change colour if lacking key nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, or potassium. Fertilisers contain the key nutrients needed in order to maintain a healthy lawn.
Is scarifying the same as aerating?
Scarification and aeration are not the same. A scarifier is a powerful machine that removes the thatch layer, organic matter and debris between the lower leaf level of the lawn. An aerator is a machine that prunes roots off, opens up oxygen pathways and removes small thatch plugs from a lawn, reducing moss levels.
If you need any further advice on lawn care, please contact your local Lawn Master expert, and they will be happy to advise you.