July can be a hard month for the garden, especially lawns as you have to do everything possible to keep the lawn at it’s best during a time of reduced rainfall.
Here are our tips for caring for your lawn in the month of July:
Fertilise your lawns with their second treatment of the year to ward off Red Thread Disease and keep them in tip top condition
Pick up on any lawn weed control
Trim the edges
Service the lawn mower or at least check the blade and change the oil and inspect the air filter and plug
Apply a wetting agent to cure or prevent localised dry patches, Apply as a liquid, granular or hose diluter tablet
Over seed with new grass seed any bare areas like shrub overhang areas
Keep a sharp look out for Chafer Beetle Larvae eating your grass roots and treat with Biological Nematodes
No harm in some light scarification to lift up the flowering ‘bents’
Change the direction of the mower each time you mow
Move the garden furniture and trampolines so that the grass does not die underneath if it stays in one position for weeks on end
Finally, enjoy your lawn, maybe sat in the lounger sipping Champagne!