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  • Grass grows and the cover is really green. But a few good cares will ensure to keep it in a good state, when growth slows down, when summer arrives.

    Nourish
    A lawn that is often cut sees the soilís surface getting poorer. Therefore, one needs to replace the matter that has been removed while mowing. For this, a specific lawn fertiliser, rich in azote and with a progressive release is ideal. Beware of not overdosing though as burns caused by excess fertiliser are noticed over a long period of time. Furthermore, only give your lawn a specific fertiliser if needed, for example if the lawn has been seeded on a sandy soil or a backfill soil. A too rich fertilisation tends to promote leaves to the detriment of the roots. An over-fertilised cover will be more sensitive to drought, as fragile from the roots.

    Roll over your green carpet
    Every fortnight, go over with the lawn roller. Cross the passages to well compact the surface. This action forces the grass blades to lie down on the ground and forces it to take more roots. The grass blades are therefore stronger, denser and multiply. This is the real secret!

    Repair the damaged areas
    In places where the grass let soil appear, the cover must be reinforced. Sow a multipurpose mix on the move, directly on the grass in situ. If the area must be stamped on, ray-grass is better suited. Count on using a handful of seeds for every 2 m≤. Do not sow too densely at this place as the repair would not be any better. Go over the lawn with the roller on the spot to tamp down the soil. Water if the weather is dry and do not walk on the site during at least four weeks, the necessary time for the young plants to establish between the others.

    Look after your borders
    With a sharp tool, like a garden fork or a manual lawn edger (specific tool for this action), cut the lawn short around the flowering beds, following a neat outline. Remove the grass that has taken roots towards the flowers. Go over the bare soil with a rake: your flowerbeds will look impeccable! You will need to start again in a few weeks if the grass has grown a lot. Otherwise, place a few stone borders between the lawn and the flowerbeds to remove the need of this regular job.

    Fight moss
    On the lawn areas which have been taken over by moss and that you no longer wish to see looking like this, go over with a scarifying rake. If the surface you need to scarify is sizable (more than 100m2) use a motorised tool. The physical action is better than the chemical one (use of a chemical moss- treatment) as the most important is to remove the moss which smothers grass rather than kill lit. To avoid its reappearance, spread a calcareous product on the lawn (agricultural lime, dolomite...).

    And how about the English lawn?
    The secret of the beautiful, so well-known English lawn comes from the machine which is used to mow it: the lawn mower with helicoid blades. It is difficult to use and it must be done once to twice a week!
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    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Author: Jean-Michel Groult
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    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Nourish
    Author: Jean-Michel Groult
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    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Roll over your green carpet
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    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Repair the damaged areas
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    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Look after your borders
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    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Fight moss
    Author: Jean-Michel Groult
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    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    Looking after the lawn in the spring
    And how about the English lawn?
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