How to look after your lawn if you have kids

If you have kids, you want them to enjoy the great outdoors and enjoy playtime and leisure time on your beautiful, lush lawn – but it does take a bit of effort to keep your green spaces looking great. With the Summer holidays approaching, and your kids more than likely spending more time in the garden, we’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you keep your lawn in tip-top condition.

How do I Treat My Lawn if I have kids?

Having kids is a stressful time for grass. It’s being walked on frequently, football is played on it, and when the weather is warm enough a pool etc may be put on it. This alongside the energy grass puts into growing, and having to put up with regular mowing, and getting thirsty in heat waves – means that.

So, if you want your lawn to stay healthy and attractive all summer long while you enjoy your barbecues and other activities, you have to help it along with a bit of maintenance. Key to summer lawn care are five functions: feeding, watering, mowing, weeding and seeding.

What Can I Feed my Lawn if I have kids?

Knowing what to feed your grass and if its harmful to your kids is probably on your priority list. Fortunately, most feeds are completely safe, but we recommend waiting at least 48 hours before letting your kids (or pets) on your lawn after spreading grass seed, especially fertiliser.

Lawn fertilisers usually contain nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus as a base, but can include other ingredients that are beneficial nutrients for lawns. There are liquid and granular lawn fertilisers available, in many cases formulated for different soil types. Always read the label so you know what you are buying, and that the application instructions are suitable for your situation. Maybe try the Jubilee Family seed for healthy grass.

How Can I Thicken My Lawn before the kids use it?

If your lawn is thin and patchy, the sure-fire way to thicken it up is to over-seed it. This is best done no later than May, or in early autumn, simply because the heat of mid-summer may affect germination. However, if you take care to water sufficiently and your lawn is in dire need, it’s worth trying to establish some new grass in the summer months.

Sow the new seed over the entire lawn, keep it irrigated with a fine spray, and wait for the seed to germinate in a couple of weeks.