Lawn Garden Calendar

December -January - February

Whist there are below zero temperatures, it is best to not walk on your lawn.
A layer of snow has an insulating effect.

March

Depending on the temperatures in March, you can start preparing your lawn. Use a rake to loosen the lawn gently after the impact of the ground frosts. This will allow the grass room to grow.
Air the surface with a grass stick. Thus, the roots can develop better. If the grass is too long, it can be mown. A height of 4 to 5 cm is just right.
Spread a thin layer of compost (maximum 1 cm) onto the grass.

April May

Remove patches of rough grass from your lawn then sow them in again. Check the lawn for diseased/discoloured patches.
Rake the lawn if there is moss gowth, picking up the moss once it has loosened.
Seed the lawn after raking possibly again with shade minned grass seed. Edge the lawn to neaten the edges.
Mow the lawn regularly and fertilise on a monthly basisFor the best results, use a lawn fertiliser with a lot of nitrogen (calcium ammonium nitrate) *

June- July -August

Sow grass seed once a week
Cut and edge the lawn every week
Fertilise each month with calcium ammonium nitrate
Water in dry weather
Scarifying once a week
Fertilise for the last time in August just before a steady rain or water well.

September

Mow and edge once a week
Water in dry weather
Rake fallen leaves together and divide them between the perennials in the border

October

Last mow and edging of the year
Rack all leaves from the lawn
In late summer and autumn we see groups of trace-bearing mushrooms. Fairy rings can fight well by using a fungus remover

November

Remove the last of the fallen leaves
Sprinkle the grass with peat and manure
Aerate your lawn with a grass skewer