Monthly Archives: May 2010

  • Topdressing

    Lawn topdressing can be applied at any time when the grass is actively growing.

    Spring & Autumn - application of up to 3 litres/m2 (approx. 4kg/m2 or 3mm deep) of topdressing will assist in levelling, repairing worn & patchy areas, improving drainage, minimising thatch and promoting growth. If required, it should be done in conjunction with:

    • Scarification
    • Hollow tining/forking
    • Fertilising
    • Overseeding

    Summer - application of up to 1.5 litres/m2 (approx. 2kg/m2 or 1.5mm deep) of topdressing will assist in routine maintenance as worn areas appear. If required, it should be done in conjunction with:

    • Hollow tining/forking
    • Fertilising

    NB. If drought conditions exist, do not apply topdressing, fertiliser or hollow tine/fork the area.

    Topdressing should only be applied when the grass surface is relatively dry and it should be worked into the sward. Usually this is done using the back of a rake or a stiff brush. The topdressing should not be so thick that it smothers the grass when work has finished. Once the topdressing has been completed, there should be no obvious clusters of topdressing on the surface and the grass should be clearly visible. Watering the lawn when you have finished will put the final touches to the job.

    Do not mow immediately after applying the dressing, as this may remove some of the dressing and may cause damage and unnecessary wear to your lawnmower.

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  • When to Lay Your New Turf

    Your new Rolawn Turf can be laid all year round, although frosty conditions should be avoided and remember that if you lay your turf during a period of hot and dry weather it will require additional care and attention.

    When to Seed

    If you would rather seed your lawn, or if you wish to overseed an existing lawn, the best time for seeding is usually during the spring or autumn depending on weather conditions and the temperature.

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