Lawns turn brown and dry in the warm weather, especially in periods of drought, which can also cause patchy areas.
The experts at iCANLAWN.com have shared some “simple” ways Britons can “thicken” up their lawns if they have gone slightly patchy.
The experts explained: “Overseeding your lawn is an effective way to thicken up your lawn coverage and create a more even and healthy look across your lawn.
“While the goal with overseeing is to achieve those things, to complete the process, there are a few little jobs that you will need to take care of along the way.
“Removing weeds and moss and levelling your soil are all part of the overfeeding preparation process, so it’s like completing three jobs in one go.”
Overseeding is a “very easy process”, according to the pros, with gardeners only needing to do a couple of easy jobs.
To start with, remove any weeds or moss before mowing and scarifying the lawn. Sow the seed and firm it in before watering it, and the job is done.
The experts added: “You should also make sure that you are overseeding with the right lawn seed. If you are struggling with shade, opt for a shade-tolerant seed mix.
“For a lawn that will withstand the daily activities of the family, try a fast-growing lawn seed mix. Or if you want a lawn that will outshine the others, try a more fine line seed.”
Although lawns are natural living things, they won’t always be able to survive by themselves and so need feeding.
Providing the lawn with all of the key nutrients it needs will help you to achieve this through lawn food.
The lawn pros noted: “Choosing a lawn food that is fit for your purpose is a key part of the success of your feeding process. This can depend on the time of the year, but also on your wants and needs for your lawn.
“If you are planning on some summer seeding, particularly if you are sowing a new lawn from scratch – look no further than a pre-seed lawn food.
“For a long-lasting summer feed, try a slow releasing fertiliser. Designed to boost your lawn during the summer festivities and help it to come out the other side better than ever.”