Tuesday, 24 January 2017

How To Rescue A Balding Lawn

If your lawn is looking a little sad with lots of bald spots here and there, it’s probably down to something more than bad luck. Wear and tear is actually the most common reason why you might get these bald spots appear. You’ve just been enjoying your lawn too much, but how do you get your lawn back into tip top shape again? Well, it’s actually easier than you might think, and as a leading turf suppliers in Lanarkshire, we know all the industry secrets to perfecting your lawn and bringing it back to its former glory.

The Perils Of Frequent Traffic

Children, pets and unruly adults can play havoc on grass and all of this frequent traffic can mean the soil underneath your grass gets compacted which can in turn cause damage to the grass it supports.

If the damage is being caused by you walking the same route across your grass - perhaps to hang out washing or water flower beds, it might be a good idea to put down paving stones in this route so that you can prevent bald spots and other damage to your lawn. The kids will also love the stepping stones!

If you would rather keep your lawn as it is, then consider buying a few rolls of good quality turf to repair the damage. You can also use a good quality grass seed on areas with only light damage.

Struggling In The Shade

Grass can also struggle to grow and thrive if it is in the shade. If you are able to thin out shrubs or trees to let a little light through, this is an easy option. However, if the shade is being caused by a building or a fence, the solution isn’t so easy. In these cases, you could use a shade tolerant grass seed to work on the areas that aren’t doing quite so well.

Are You Doing It Too Much?

Mowing, that is! This is another hazard that could cause your lawn to lose a bit up top. A length of 5cm is ideal for your lawn and if you mow too much, you could be stripping our grass of the nutrients it needs to grow healthily.

For this and more advice, get in touch with our friendly, local turf suppliers in lanarkshire. We have years of experience, and some of the best turf and building supplies on the market today. 

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