There was a late fall of leaves and these lay in place into the winter on some lawns, as poor weather got in the way of their removal. This winter has seen an incessant series of rain fronts that caused flooding and waterlogging for weeks. Some lawns even had pools of water lying for a time and many were squelchy, the soil filled to capacity, especially in the west and north.

If you want a lawn of good quality this summer, attention is needed for drainage, fallen leaves, mowing, resowing, feeding, moss control and weed control.