How To Restore Your Overgrown Lawn

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Have you left your lawn get overgrown? Well, you’re not alone. It’s really not uncommon for gardens to get a bit wild at times.

One of the times when your garden is likely to be the most overgrown is coming out of winter and into spring. If you don’t get out there early enough, then you run the risk of your garden turning into a jungle quite rapidly.

Bringing your lawn back under control will take considerable effort.

Here are some suggestions of ways that you can restore your lawn to its former glory.

Get The Professionals In

If you want to get the best for your lawn, and you don’t want to have to deal with all of the hard and dirty work, then you might be best off calling in the professionals.

Make an appointment with a professional lawn care company. Not only will they get the job done quickly, but they will also leave it looking great too.

Strimmer and Mow Your Lawn

If you are going to carry out the work on your lawn yourself, then you may need to strimmer the lawn first. If your lawn is too overgrown, then it may be too much for you to manage with just a lawnmower.

Get the lawn down as short as you can with the strimmer. You don’t need to worry too much about getting it too neat at this stage, you will be mowing it later.

Using the strimmer with its head on its side, create a straight line along the edge of the lawn. Try to make this as neat as possible.

Once you have finished straightening the lawn edges, rake up any of the cut grass from the lawn.

After you have raked the lawn, you can mow it using a regular lawnmower.

Add A Moss Treatment

If you have a damp and shady lawn, it will be prone to moss. Apply a multi-purpose treatment to your lawn which includes a moss killer.

Once the moss turns black, you can rake it out. The rest of the lawn will get air and will look healthier as a result.

Get Rid Of The Weeds

Dig out the weeds using a trowel. Just remember that with weeds such as dandelion, you will need to get the entire root of the weed out or it will regrow. You will also need to think about the hole that the weed leaves behind.

You could also use chemicals to remove your weeds and there are many different ‘weed and feed’ products that are available on the market.

Seed Any Bare Patches

There may be parts of your lawn that are worn and bare. In these areas, you should break up the soil until it is fine and gently rake in some grass seeds. Make sure that you do this after the last frost has been so that the seeds can germinate properly, and remember to water the lawn often.