5 simple steps to a perfect lawn – WATCH THIS NOW

5 simple steps to a perfect lawn – WATCH THIS NOW

What about you! and welcome to another Premier Lawns video. I’m Robbie from Premier Lawns, a lawn care company based in Belfast Northern Ireland. Today, I’m going to show you five simple steps to a perfect lawn. Welcome back, the five simple steps, the
perfect lawn. Now, before we begin if I can ask you to hit that like button and
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Step number one – Aerating. Aerating is the single most important and it’s the
best thing you can do for your lawn . Over time your long gets compacted. All
the rain we get here in Ireland really can pack down a lawn. Even cutting the lawn will compact it. If you want to get the best out of your lawn,
you need to be thinking about aerating it every year. It’s important as it keeps a
soil profile open whenever the sweat profiles open it encourages the grass to
grow deeper roots and deeper roots means the plant can store more nutrient and
that leads to a healthier lawn. That leads on to Step number two –
Scarification. Scarification is used to remove thatch and moss out of your lawn. To explain what thatch is –
it’s old, dead organic material that’s in your lawn. Whenever you cut your grass not all of it goes into the grass box A lot of it goes back down into the lawn. Some lawns create more thatch than other lawns.
Just depends on the type of lawn and the type of grass and what thatch will be in the lawn
Thatch will also make your lawn very spongy to walk on. Main trouble with thatch in your lawn, is it stops the surface from drying out so if
you get a lot of rain, the water sits on the surface and it can’t penetrate down
into the roots so it sits on the surface and because the water can’t get anywhere
this creates the perfect conditions for the moss to grow. Here in Northern
Ireland we know all about moss ’cause it’s so damp all the time. The only way to get rid of the moss and
the thatch properly is to scarify it out and your lawn will absolutely love you for it. As long as you’re scarifying at the right times of year, spring and autumn. Step number three to creating a perfect lawn is mowing your lawn. Now, I know this is
basic – there’s so many people get this bit wrong and their lawn suffers
as a result the golden rule never take more than a
third off your lawn whenever you’re cutting the grass. The reason for this is simple
every time you cut the lawn you pull it under stress. If you take too
much off the lawn it’s going to suffer, I recommend little
and often that’s the key. it also pays to make sure that the blade
is sharp on the lawn mower so you are always getting a clean cut. I see lots of
people cut their lawn to within an inch of its life and then wonder why the
lawn looks terrible. The only thing cutting your grass short does is it encourages
weeds like daisies and clover. Improve your lawn if you just follow this one simple step
raise the head of the cut of your lawn mower to nearly its highest setting but not
the highest and cut it on a regular basis as you’re not cutting any more than
one-third of it in any one given cut. Do this one thing and your lawn will
dramatically improve and guess what’s the best thing about it it’s free I recommend that you should treat your lawn.
for your lawn to look it’s best, it needs a good treatment program to be in place but I’m not really gonna get into that in this video cuz that’s a
video in itself step number five – creating stripes. I love
nice stripes in a lawn and I’m gonna let you guys into a trade secret and
creating the perfect lawn stripes. Double cut your lawn if you want those perfect
stripes. What I mean by that is go over the same stripes twice and this burns them in.
After you cut the lawn they’ll stay visible for longer they’ll start to show up for days after you mow the lawn. If you do that’s regularly they’ll always show up even through winter.
However it’s really important the don’t just always go
either up or down or left or right you need to change the direction of your cut
every other cut otherwise the grass starts to lie over whenever it lies
over it causes things likedisease and it could even make your lawn lumpy.
If you can spare the time once you’re cutting, your lawn will
look a million dollars if you do it on a regular basis. If you’ve enjoyed
this video, if you could smash that like button down below would really help it and it
really helps me grow the channel. Subscribe for more content like this if you’ve
enjoyed this video there’s a couple of other videos that I think you’ll really
enjoy – Moss Control of a small lawn and Scarifying Area a Large Lawn so listen guys –
thanks very much for watching I’ll see you next video goodbye

37 thoughts on “5 simple steps to a perfect lawn – WATCH THIS NOW

  1. Hi..interesting to see that you don't rake up the cores before scarifying, does the scarifier break them all up sufficiently?

  2. Mick mowers sent me over as well. Subscribed, liked and rang the bell. Best lawn is one that you don't need to mow or weed. Thanks for the video.

  3. Great vid as usual mate (this type of video is my favourite) any tips on gauging the depth at which to scarify? for example the lawn in this video was in really good condition I would assume you wouldn't scarify it very hard/deep but if say a lawn is 50% moss how deep should I go? Do I just want to go deep enough to leave marks in the soil or be on the lowest setting of the scarifier?.

  4. Nice one team PL i almost forgot what a lawn looks like with the sun on it….A third off it's good advice it dose allow the blades to contuainly photosyntsize stay strong…But you know yourself some home owners expectations are blade one sides and back value for money over lush green lawns a higher setting on grass cuts down on moss too as you know but going back to your previous video communication is key thanks guys 😁👍👍👍

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