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It's lawn time

Dan Frazer Gardening has been busy preparing for the lawn season 2012 for the past few weeks now. The mild weather in Glasgow and Central Scotland means that grass has actually been growing and we have had the mowers out on a few occasions.

Up until the start of February many lawns were incredibly boggy. There had been a lot of rainfall on top of hard ground which left it pooling, unable to drain properly. During this time we stayed away from lawns as far as possible to prevent any root damage and surface marking. But now things appear to be a bit warmer (despite the forecast for snow tomorrow!) we have been able to get out and do some raking, edging and clearing up all sorts of debris and leaves from our lawns.

The aim for 2012 is to ensure that, as always, our lawns are properly cut, fed and treated. Much of the ground in Bearsden and Milngavie is clay so most of our lawns benefit from top dressing, generally after being aerated with hollow tines. Any steps that improve the clay soil structure generally benefit grass growth, from air and water transfer to nutrient uptake and root growth. A lawn with compacted soil and poor grass roots will not last for very long.

In general, we are looking forward to the season and again being able to offer our clients exactly the lawn treatment they require. No extras or unnecessary sales, just thorough and dependable lawn treatment.

 

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    Dan, your comment on compacted soil and poor root growth is extremely valid. It is easy to locate areas with shallow root growth as when you aerate them it lifts the turf up around the tines. Very annoying, but at least it gives a good indication as to how deep root growth is and highlights any areas which need a higher level of attention.

  • Hi Dan, i've looked at your website...some good work you do mate

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  • Thanks. I am a big lawn fan and get a lot of pleasure from the work. Once the soil has had a couple of seasons of proper care it really makes a difference.

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