Late Summer Treatment
During the summer your lawn uses its energy to grow rapidly and to fight against the stresses of possible drought and disease, and so essential nutrients will have been depleted, which is why it is important to apply a second Late Summer Treatment to nourish, restore, and strengthen the grass.
Although drought can be a problem for lawns, as part of the Late Summer Treatment we use our specially formulated fertiliser, which does not need to be watered in and can be applied during dry periods to maintain a green lawn for as long as possible during these conditions. If your lawn is prone to drought we recommend our specialised Drought Management Treatment which will help your lawn store water for longer.
Humidity during the summer months can provide ideal conditions for the development and spread of disease so it is important for us to spot problem areas and treat them as quickly as possible. During this time too, the arrival of pests and insects to your garden may cause damage to your lawn, so our lawn managers are always on the lookout for signs of unwanted visitors and they will recommend the best way to deal with them.
How it works
Fertiliser – The fertiliser we use for the Late Summer Treatment contains 100% slow and steady release nutrients so the plant has plenty of food for the coming weeks. It may also be a good time to boost the lawn with essential amino acids and sugars to promote good soil biology and aid overall lawn health. Find out more about our summer fertiliser.
Weed Control Spray – Our City & Guilds professional qualification means we have been certified and approved to use a specific herbicide safely to target only weeds during treatment.
What to expect
After the Late Summer Treatment your lawn should continue to prosper in a weed and moss free environment. The grass roots should be deep and strong which will help with stress like drought and disease.
How to prepare
There are no definite rules on watering your lawn as there are many different factors that affect the hydration of your lawn including weather conditions, soil type and overall health of your lawn.
A basic and quick way to test the moisture in your soil is to push a screwdriver into the soil; if it comes out completely dirt free and dry then you need to water. Find out how to keep your lawn hydrated.
Bird activity is normal for a healthy garden, but if you notice more than usual activity and disruption to your lawn this could be a sign of pests like Chafer Grubs or Leatherjackets. These are common grubs found in British lawns so a few won’t cause any problems. But when there is an infestation they can lead to damage, especially when birds and animals choose to feed on them. Find out how best to prevent pests and how to spot them on our Pest Control treatment page.
– July – September
– Feed and nourish the lawn
– Promote healthy soil bacteria
– Strengthen to fight stress factors like drought and humid condition
– Summer fertiliser
– Weed control spray
Request your Free Lawn Analysis
Before treating your lawn we will assess your lawn using our 12 Point Lawn Analysis. We will discuss the results with you and create a tailored lawn care programme that suits your lawn so you can make the most of your garden and leave the hard work to us.