Turf & Lawn Blog
The unsightly and frustrating weed that reeks havoc in many of our British lawns, moss, for it's simple structure is a force to be reckoned with. Moss can be chemically treated by moss killers which can be found at your local garden centre. However on many occasions the moss or Bryophyta family can be found growing again. The reasoning behind this is that moss can be caused by a number of factors which should be taken into account when first thinking about the treatment of your lawn: Has there been any water logging in either Summer or Winter? Is the...
The secret to a lush, green, healthy lawn is of course to apply regular water, feed or fertiliser, sun and regular mowing. Mowing should be done at the right time, in the correct way to achieve the best results. Grass is a living plant and like other plants, cutting off the growing points encourages growth from the base of the plant resulting in a more tightly woven, thicker and stronger foliage. Cutting grass regularly multiplies the existing grass plants. If you didn't mow your lawn at all it would be sparse and quite frankly ugly. This image shows...
January to March These three months are quiet times in the gardening calender and indeed when it comes to caring for your lawn. The thing you can be doing is clearing your lawn of leaves. A thick layer of rotting, damp leaves can potentially discolour and repress grass. If the lawn becomes frozen or waterlogged try and avoid walking over it. It is also a good time to check your lawn mower and maybe think about popping it in for a service. March If the weather permits you can make your first cut. Remember to set your mower blades high,...
Ever wondered about those small circles of mushrooms or dark circles on your lawn? Wonder no more; all is explained in my blog about this mysterious fungi. Mainly found in established lawns the Fairy Rings are caused by solid borne fungi that naturally occur in the soil underneath a lawns suffice. There are 3 common types in the UK. Where has it come from? Over 60 species of Fungi have been know to be the culprits of creating these curious yet magical circles. The old wives tale of trying to dig the ring out just would not work as...
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.