Posted: 13/02/2016 at 09:47
Shirley - I'm south side of Glasgow - only a few miles from Paisley. Chances are your soil will be largely neutral to acid.
Have a look round the area - if you see rhododendrons, pieris, camellias etc growing - that's the soil type you're likely to have. Google those names and see if you recognise any of them
I'd leave grass cutting till about April - and do it gradually, taking off about a third of the height at a time. If you scalp it, the grass doesn't get a chance to recover well and that's when moss etc gets an upper hand. You'll get plenty of lawn care on here in another month especially!