For many March is the start of the lawn year, however it is still a bit too early for many maintenance jobs so start with aeration and moss killing procedures.
Beware of the weather
Although March can produce very mild temperatures, frosts are very common and a few weeks of mild weather are often followed by a cold spell with frost. It is for this reason that various jobs should be left until spring is in full swing.
If you have not already sharpened your mower this is the last chance to do so before mower servicing shops becomes busy and will leave you without your mower for a week or two. If you own a petrol lawnmower you can change the spark plug and oil as well as cleaning the air filter and sharpening the blade to maintain a high level of performance.
Fertilising your Lawn
March is not necessarily the start of your fertilising schedule as the weather can still turn extremely cold at times. For most parts of the UK, April is the time to start feeding however the Southern half of the country may benefit from an early fertiliser application.
Lawn Replacement and Repairs
Once again ensure that conditions are not too wet or soft before doing lawn work. Whilst the surface is firm it is a good idea to recut the edges plus replacing any damaged areas with new sections of turf. If a brand new lawn is in your plans, March is a great time to make a start and lay your new turf and our turf can be ordered online using our website.
Here at Ivinghoe Turf we are lawn turf experts. We have been growing and supplying high quality garden turf to Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire as well as further afield for over three decades. Our turf range is available in several seed mixes to ensure that we have the right turf for you, whether you require a hard-wearing mix or one with rapid recovery our range is designed to suit all of your needs.