Has your lawn dried out following the recent heatwave?

Has your lawn dried out following the recent heatwave?

The persistent drought of the past few months is causing lawn and turf headaches as the combination of drought and unusually high temperatures, causes a lot of grass plants to die off.

As soon as the familiar rainy weather returns, the stronger plants that have withstood the drought will soon recover which will reveal the real damage to the lawn.

 How to tackle Lawn damage?     

There are many options to offer a quick solution with a well thought out renovation plan, these include: 

  1. Clean the lawn: The brown dead grass will not grow back, but it also will not disappear from the lawn. The withered grass will remain dormant in the turf and form a suffocating layer in the grass. For a rapid lawn recovery, this dead grass needs to be removed quickly.                                                             
  2. Sow through the lawn: High grass mortality means the lawn is very thin, and the less resistant grass species have disappeared. To quickly replenish the open space between the grass plants before weeds and other parasites immigrate into the lawn, you will have to sow new seed.   The ELIET DZC600 overseeding machine sows new seed with an interline of 2.5 cm, 35 gr/m² between the existing grass.  This gives young grass plants density. With the right seed, the new grass will appear within 14 days after sowing, provided the right weather conditions are in place.                                       
  3. Strengthen the lawn: To get a properly rejuvenated lawn, you need to ensure it can quickly develop a firm root set, so the lawn is more prepared for future stress and damage. To further stimulate root growth, additional fertilizer should be applied after sowing and the latest generation ELIET DZC600 sowing machine is equipped with a fertilizer spreader. A slow-acting fertiliser can also be spread during the sowing process.

Eliet offer a full range of turf maintenance products including scarifiers, seeders and overseeders, topdressers and lawnedgers. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements: 

Tel: 01282 856819             Email: sales@psdgroundscare.com