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    100% Green Guarantee

    At Lawnsafe we will ensure that your lawn is in a perfect condition – whatever the weather. All you need to do it make sure that you water and mow your lawn correctly.
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    Common Problems

    Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.
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Lawn Dressing

Applying Lawn Dressing To Provide A Healthy Appearance

Most experts will recommend that lawn dressing is applied at the inset of autumn, however if this is not dome then applying the top dressing at the start of the rainy season, especially in Gauteng, can provide the lawn with just the tonic that it needs to kick start the healthy growth process. Lawn dressing supplies the soil with essential nutrients that may have been lost over the long dry months of winter on the Highveld and the provision of these nutrients is one of the main advantages of purchasing a good quality lawn dressing.

In its simplest form lawn dressing is a covering of loose earth that is evenly laid over the grass covering where it provides a growth medium for the lawn. High quality lawn dressing is available from specialist suppliers or neighbourhood nurseries. The homeowner should ensure that it is supplied by a reputable company and that it contains no adulterants that can damage the lawn. Additives such as the seeds of other plants and pests in egg and larval form can cause irrevocable damage to a lawn.  A specialist advisor at a nursery will be able to provide the home owner with all the information they require to ensure that the lawn dressing is a quality product.

Lawn dressing will not only provide essential nutrients that promote the proper growth of the grass covering, but will also improve the appearance of the lawn by filling in hollows that are common when instant lawn is applied. By filling these hollows, new grass shoots will promote a healthy and unblemished appearance.

Lawn dressing can be applied by the home owner with the aid of a few simple tools. Prior to the lawn dressing being applied the soil should be aerated. The process of aeration can be accomplished through the use of a spiked roller, however owners of smaller gardens can undertake the aeration process with nothing more than a garden fork. After the soil has been aerated then the lawn dressing should be evenly applied, making sure that the dressing does not completely cover the grass but is rather worked into the soil. Covering the grass can cause damage and will prevent the proper circulation of the nutrients contained in the lawn dressing.

Companies like LawnSafe will be able to provide the home owner with quality lawn dressing products to ensure the healthy appearance of the lawn. LawnSafe will also provide advice on fertilisers and composts that will enable even the novice gardener to produce a lawn that is both healthy and attractive.