Happy birthday to me!

Well it’s a year ago that I established Fishers Farm Lawncare and what a year it has been!

I have enjoyed working on each and every garden, feeling that I have really made a difference to every one of them. I hope you find the pictures in my gallery inspiring – it’s amazing what can be achieved with a lawn of any size and shape. One of the big plus point from the last year is all of the really lovely customers I have had the privilege of meeting – it’s been a pleasure working for you.

Thankfully it looks like we can wave goodbye to winter and all of the rain (there were points I thought it would never stop!) and say hello to spring with its mild weather and sunshine. Grass will start growing and I stand ready to visit your garden and make your lawn beautiful.

Take care everyone at this difficult time.

Lawn Scarification

The benefits of scarifying

So what exactly is scarifying and why is it a good thing for your grass?

A lawn scarifier, sometimes referred to as a ‘dethatcher’, is a garden tool that is designed

to cut through the soil, helping to remove dead moss and other debris like grass cuttings.

The cutting action of the tool, powered by petrol, electricity or a manual push, also helps to

aerate the soil, making it healthier, (almost) weed free and longer lasting.

Scarifying is beneficial for your lawn as it removes excess material and allows your grass

the room to breathe. It also helps to minimise the appearance of moss and diseases. As

moss uses spores to breed, removing thatch is the best way to remove these spores and

discourage further growth.

The ideal time to scarify your lawn can vary depending on your location and the weather,

but as a guide the best time is when the turf growth is at its most prolific. This growing

season is normally in the autumn or late spring. As far as frequency goes, once a year is

normally sufficient, or more often if your lawn is in bad condition with a lot of moss growth.

Ideally after you have scarified it is best to feed your grass to give it a boost.

We offer a full scarifying service at Fishers Farm Lawncare so get in touch and I will be

happy to provide advice on how you can improve the health and colour of your lawn.

Now that spring is well and truly upon us.

Spring is well and truly arrived, and it brings with it the normal English unpredictable spring weather – baking sun one moment to freezing cold with hailstones the next! By carrying out a little lawn care now you will save your time later in the year and have beautiful grass to be proud of.

 

There are five simple steps to follow:

 

Start mowing with caution. Begin by mowing longer than normal and gradually as the weather warms up, lower the cutting height

Get rid of weeds and moss

Feed your lawn

Aerate to deal with compacted soil

Over-seed

 

If you need any assistance with any of these tasks, Fishers Farm Lawncare are ready to provide some help.