Please get your lawn mower serviced, if you haven’t already. There’s nothing worse than trying to cut a lawn with a blunt mower. Rather than being cut cleanly, the grass is more likely to be torn with a blunt blade, which harms it.
Once the grass starts to grow, start mowing regularly. For the first few cuts set the blades at the highest setting. Collect the clippings so the air and rain can penetrate the grass. Feed the lawn at the end of March with a lawn fertiliser.
Repair damage to lawn edges. Cut out the entire damaged portion of turf and turn it around so the good side now becomes the edge. Fill the hollow edge with soil and sow grass seed onto this. You can seed any other damaged areas in the middle of the lawn in exactly the same way all through the summer.
Watch out for weeds
Many little jobs can be done at the gentlest of paces so while having a constitutional walk round the garden, keep a look out for germinating weed seedlings and take them out with a hoe. The best time to do this is on a dry sunny day so the weeds can be left on the surface of the soil to die. If you dig out perennial weeds, for example dandelions and nettles, while they are small, they will be easier to control later in the year.
After you’ve done all your weeding, you wouldn’t want the pesky things to return so it’s a good idea to mulch the borders with a thick layer of organic matter, for example bark mulch. This will also help conserve moisture when it gets hotter in summer. This is the best time of year to apply mulch; you really will save yourself hours of work later in the year if you do it this month.