Seasonal tips for your lawn care
A lawn can take a lot of pounding, but we still want it to look good. So how we care for it? See our seasonal hints and tips for lawn care throughout the year.
Aerate a heavily matted lawn using a scarifier when the soil is warm and dry. To assist growth, use a long-term fertiliser during the Spring months (March/April). To encourage a thick lawn, mow once a week. During periods of intense growth, cut the lawn twice a week. The first cut of the year: Only use newly sharpened blades so that the grass, to maintain healthy grow and a lush looking lawn.
Avoid cutting your grass too short when very hot, as it may lose all its nutrients. Leave it at least 5 cm high and water well. Mow your “holiday lawn” in several passes. By using a mulching option, available on all VIKING 5, 6, and R Series mowers (except the MB 545 VR), this provides an ideal natural fertiliser for your lawn.
Mow less frequently when the weather is dry. Fertilising in Autumn is optional, particularly if the lawn has been mulched, but be aware that this will not have any effect until the following Spring. With the last cut of the year, leave the grass slightly higher than normal. Test the soil for lime, phosphor or potassium.
Avoid scarifying as of October as temperatures and availability of light are too low.
Before the winter sets (earth frost) mow your lawn to 5 cm and mulch/absorb autumn foliage at the same time with VIKING Multi-mowers™.
The ideal cutting height for winter dormancy should be around 4 – 5 cm. Your lawn needs its peace therefore it is advised to refrain from walking on the grassy area as little as possible to avoid damaging sensitive lawn plants.