Make sure that you regularly inspect any yellow patches on the lawn: So you can see if they contain small pinkish-red strands, that you may have in the lawn. This is a fungal disease, common on light soils after heavy rain, when the nitrogen is washed out of the soil. A nitrogen-rich fertiliser should remedy the situation, and the damage is rarely long-lived luckily!
By mid-summer some lawns may unfortunately be heavily infested by ants. As annoying as it is brushing out the nests on a dry day is the best method of control, and should be done prior to mowing! They just seem to get everywhere, right?
During the summer months ensure that isolated weeds are dug out or spot-treated with a paint-on weedkiller to prevent the spread of the weed! You know, because weeds aren't pretty..ever.
When mowing, take time to generally inspect the lawn. You may notice areas that could benefit from more radical renovation in the autumn! You know how much you love mowing!
Don't forget to come and visit our plant nursery in Cleobury, just located outsude of Kidderminster and Bewdley. We are open Mon-Fri at 9am to 4pm and on Saturdays at 9am until 12pm. Our stock includes big trees, shrubs and a selection of beatiful flowers!