Although summer is our favourite time of year in the garden, it can be the toughest time for your beloved lawn. Hot dry weather will stress grass, especially mowed lawn grass and the increased use of the garden will cause even more wear and tear.
So what should you do to help maintain and improve your lawn through this the busiest time in the garden?
A Guide to Looking After Your Established Lawn
Remember existing lawns do not need to be watered (unlike newly laid turf), even if the grass goes brown it will come grow back and go back to being green and lush. Grass is extremely resilient and will recover when the rain eventually falls.
The recent hose pipe bans may worry you if are thinking of laying new turf or indeed wanting to keep your grass in good condition for the summer months, but dont worry..
Turf is tuff stuff and you can usually water it with a watering can! Here is our guide to help you lay a new lawn in a hose pipe ban
A Guide to Help You Lay New Turf in a Drought
Newly laid turf needs regular watering (for the first 2-3 weeks) as the roots are only short and will not have bedded into the topsoil beneath to tap into the ground water. In normal conditions rain fall may be enough to water the turf but in dry spells you will need to water it yourself.
The current hose pipe ban has been getting a lot of press recently and we the public are sceptical after we experienced the wettest April on record with 13 flood warnings and more rain predicted for May.
Hopefully this article will give you a brief overview of what exactly is going on with the hosepipe ban, where and who it's affecting and what you can do to help.