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Summer Lawn and Garden Tips

Irrigation – when considering irrigation, remember that too little and too much can be equally hazardous to both your lawn and garden. The best advice is, when in doubt about whether or not to irrigate, opt not to do it.


If your lawn has experienced a long dry spell, it’s best to allow the lawn to go dormant and turn brown. This condition will not last forever, because as soon as regular rain returns, your lawn will recover. Otherwise, the best time to irrigate is in the early morning. Watering in the evening can actually be harmful to your lawn, as leaves will retain their wetness overnight, which can promote fungus and other types of disease.


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Mowing – To reduce stress on plants and water loss, lawns should be moved in late afternoon and early evening rather than the morning or full heat of the day.


The more frequently you mow, the less you will have to cut off the lawn. The less you have to cut, the better your grass can recover between mows, which will result in a greener, thicker and healthier lawn.


Mowing in hot conditions requires some consideration for safety. Sensible footwear should be worn, and it’s always a good idea to take care not to brush against border plants with bare skin to avoid irritation.


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Miscellaneous Summer Tips


During dry spells, the application of excessive feed or high iron content products should be avoided. This will help to reduce the risk of scorching your lawn.


Even if your barbeque is on legs, it’s important to use it with care if setting it on your lawn. This is because the barbecue’s base will radiate heat which can scorch the grass.


Border plants can begin to encroach on your lawn in late spring and summer, shading some areas and resulting in bare patches. Any overhanging plants should be kept off the lawn if possible. This will help you avoid the need for lawn repair later on.


Call Lawn3 for a free Lawn Assessment


Do you have little time to maintain your lawn? Perhaps you suspect an insect or moss infestation. Whatever the trouble, Lawn3 can help to put your mind at ease with our free lawn assessment. Simply call us on 01332 523856 or email us from our contact page to book your no-obligation assessment. We will carefully inspect your lawn for problems, and the recommend a course of treatment. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Q)Will Lawn 3 Really Cost Me Less Than DIY, and Why?


Yes! Our fertilisers are slow-release and last for up to three months. This is twice as long as off-the-shelf products. We also apply the right products on your lawn at the right time of year, meaning zero waste. Not only does it cost less, but it requires far less effort than DIY.

Q) What Does Lawn 3 Do?


Lawn 3 specialises in the treatment and restoration of your lawn. We offer several types of lawn treatment which are detailed below.

Year-Round Treatment

Mar\Apr – We apply spring fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
May\Jun – We apply early summer fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
Jul\Aug – We apply late summer fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
Sept\Oct – We apply liquid iron treatment to your lawn to control moss and protect it over the winter
Nov – We apply crane fly (daddy long legs) treatment to your lawn to prevent infestation in the spring

Supplementary Treatments

These treatments can be included with your year-round treatment, or ordered independently.

Scarification – We remove moss and/or thatch from your lawn, which improves oxygen, water & nutrient levels in the soil

Aeration – This treatment improves drainage, provides space for root growth in your lawn, and allows nutrients and oxygen to the root zone

Miraclemoss – Our own organic moss control treatment, safe for pets, wildlife and your border plants

Pest Control – Chafer Grub treatments to rid your lawn of dead spots

Mowless – A treatment that reduces the speed of your lawn’s growth, reducing the need to mow and resulting in a much healthier lawn


Q) What’s the Difference between Lawn 3 Products and Garden Centre Products?


Garden centre products are diluted so that no professional qualifications are required to buy or apply them. But this also means that they can be less effective when applied to your lawn. As well, many of these products are a mixture of lawn food, moss killer, greener and weed killer, which also compromises their effectiveness.

As well, garden centre products are designed to give a flush of growth so that you see visible results sooner. Unfortunately, much of the solution is too strong to be absorbed by your lawn and simply washes away. All of the operators at Lawn 3 are NPTC qualified, able to purchase and apply professional-strength fertilisers and weed killers to your lawn.

All of the products Lawn 3 applies are slow release, which allows a carefully regulated release of nutrients into the soil for a lawn that not only looks healthy on the surface, but really is healthy all the way from root to top.

Our Happy Clients

"Stephen Monk Lawn 3 has been looking after our lawn for nearly three years , and we are very pleased with the personal service he provides and the results achieved to date. Previously over a period of some last seven years we had a similar service from two other lawn care providers. In each case we decided, after a reasonable period, that they were not providing the service we had expected. We found Lawn 3 by an internet search, and were impressed by the personal service referred to in the website testimonials Our lawn has suffered for many years with red thread. We are currently nearly free of this thanks to Stephen. He takes considerable pride in his work and makes you feel your lawn is important to him. He is extremely approachable whilst providing a professional caring service often giving simple self help tips to improve the lawn. Thanks Stephen"

Graham Motteram - Turnditch Derbyshire,

"Dear Steve, Lawn3 reseeded our lawn in the spring and we are very pleased with the result. Rather than a lawn filled with dandelions and Mind Your Own business we now have a beautiful thick green lawn - too nice to walk on! Steve is always helpful, keeps to his appointment times and has gone out of his way to give us extra advice. For anyone wondering whether to go for laying turf or seeding a lawn I would definitely recommend the latter. Our garden is shaded by a large tree so Steve has seeded with a shade tolerant grass seed - we are delighted. Thanks Steve"

Diane Moss, White Street, Derby,

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