The key to help with recovery is to prepare in advance, this can be achieved using all the treatments we offer along with a regular watering programme (if this is possible)
How long will it take for the lawn to recover once we have some rain?
There are many factors which affect the answer to this question but on average:
- If there is no fertiliser present: Approx. 6 weeks.
- If there is fertiliser present: Approx. 3-4 weeks.
- If there is fertiliser present and the lawn has had the GreenThumb Oasis Treatment: Approx. 7-10 days.
Are there any common lawn problems which are more likely, after dry weather periods?
The main one would be Dry Patch, this is when the soil has become hydrophobic (the soil repels any water). This can be treated with Oasis, your local Lawn expert will be able to give you bespoke advice for your lawn
There is also a possibility your lawn may start suffering from Red Thread, which can also be clearly visible and relatively easy to identify.
Are weeds likely to be more prevalent on lawns following dry weather periods, if so, why is that?
Yes. Weeds often do appear more active after a period of dry weather. With the dry weather dormant weed seeds are blow in the breeze and likely land onto your lawn. When the rains arrive, they germinate. Often, we have seen lawns which were weed free before a dry weather period and then become ‘weedy’ once again. However, we are aware of
this and will ensure that post dry weather treatments will control them.