March starts the lawn care year, first jobs to take care of are aeration and moss treatment. You also need to make sure your mower is serviced and ready for the forthcoming season and if ground conditions allow you can mow the lawn on a very high setting to tidy it up after the Winter.

Aeration and De-compaction

You can carry out aeration with a garden fork or hollow tine fork on heavily walked on areas of the lawn if the ground is not too soft and no frosts are imminent.

Your main aeration effort should be spiking (with solid spikes) the whole lawn from the middle of the month onwards. You will find spiking anything more than a small lawn much easier with the aerator shoes or a rolling aerator which can be bought relatively cheaply from either the internet or most garden centres, it’s a lot quicker using these and pain free !

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