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January Lawncare

January Lawncare


January is an ideal time to take petrol mowers in to be serviced and have the blades sharpened. Mowers will need to be in good working order before you start the new season's mowing. This may include changing the air filter, oil filter, fuel filters and engine oil. Additionally, your lawnmower blades may need to be changed entirely.

Improving Lawn Drainage

Free Gardening Advice from Dandy's - Lawn Drainage

How To Improve Your Garden Drainage

January is also a great time to improve your lawns drainage. where any water lies after heavy rain or when snow is thawing and improve drainage by spiking the waterlogged areas with a hand fork.

Lawns on heavy clay or compacted soil can easily become waterlogged at this time of year. Therefore, Aerating the soil by spiking it with a special hollow tined fork can act as the perfect device for promoting a healthy lawn in your garden. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate down into the grass roots. This helps the roots to develop and grow deeply which produces a stronger, more vigorous lawn. The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction, and assist drainage.

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