Monday, 24 March 2014

Lawn Maintenance On The Nuffield Lawn

The Nuffield lawn is in need of a bit of attention following the very wet winter. One area, the entrance to the sheds, suffered considerably from water logging and has remained wet and sticky ever since the rain stopped. To try and prevent this from happening again the area underwent some maintenance today. To relieve the compaction the area was spiked and air lifted using garden forks, once the fork had been inserted into the soil it was given a little wiggle backwards and forwards to lift the turf slightly. 

Once the spiking had been finished, sand was delivered to the area, spread over the holes and then brushed in. 

Other areas of the Nuffield lawn also needed maintenance, bald patches with no grasses rather than compaction was their problem. These areas were dry and hard so before a top dressing could be added a lawn scarifier was used to 'scuff up' the soil.

A sandy loam was then tipped in to piles over the scarified areas and spread using shovels, dispersing the loam using a throwing action, any remaining small piles were then raked level using landscape rakes.

The top dressing will be allowed to settle over the next few days then grass seed scattered on to it. Whilst germination takes place the area will be roped off and will remain in place until the first cut. 


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