The mark of a good, well-manicured garden is an emerald green lawn framing the flower beds.  Spring is the time to start with a solid lawn care programme to ensure optimum results through the rest of the growing season.


  • Scarify to remove matted or dead grass (thatch) on deep rooted grasses like kikuyu and cynoden.
  • Aerate with spiked roller or garden fork if the soil is hard.
  • Apply lawn dressing to level out hollows and depressions on the surface.
  • Fertilise with 2:3:2 general purpose garden fertiliser.
  • Apply lime in areas with acid soil conditions.
  • Water immediately after fertilising.
  • Continue fertiliser application regularly through the growing season at 4 to 6 week intervals.  Use 3:2:1 slow release nitrogen at this stage.
  • Mow regularly.  Never cut off more than one third of the length of a leaf blade at any one time.
  • Treat broad leaf weeds with a selective herbicide.