The easiest ways to improve your lawn this summer

So many people want a beautiful looking lawn to finish off their garden. As a lawn care professional, I see the same problems on lawns over and over. Many of these struggling lawns can be dramatically improved just with simple fixes. From my years of experience and a lawn care professional, here are my easiest and ways to improve your lawn this summer.

5 tips to prepare your lawn for spring

As winter fades and spring approaches it is time to start planning for the season of lawn care. Your grass has a tough time during UK winters. Short days, low light levels and wet soil is far from ideal conditions for grass plants. Follow these top tips this year to bring your lawn back to its best and set it on the right path to looking great this summer.

Question: How do I make new grass stand up to be mowed?

I received this interesting question from a reader in summer 2021 about mowing a new lawn. He raises an interesting point about having difficulty making his new grass stand up. A new lawn sometimes grows wispy and leggy and the grass falls over when being mown. If your new lawn is like this find out what to do to bring it under control again.

Creeping cinquefoil (Potentilla reptans)

Creeping cinquefoil (potentilla reptans) is a difficult plant to control in your garden. It is a common lawn weed in the UK. It creeps along the base of your grass plants and into you flower beds and has the reputation as being something of a nuisance. It will root and grow everywhere and can be difficult to control in a lawn. Find out more about it here.

Question: Crane flies for ten years

I received this interesting question in August 2020 about crane flies attacking a lawn year after year. “We’ve had leatherjackets now for ten plus years, gradually getting worse every year. We were of the understanding that crane flies return to where they were larvae.” This is an interesting question about crane flies. Find out more about them and if they return.

Liquid or granule lawn fertiliser?

There are two different ways to apply fertiliser to lawns. As a liquid or as a granule. Both liquid and granule fertilisers provide grass plants with valuable nutrients, they just apply them in different ways. Don’t think of it as a case of which is better. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. Find out the difference and which is best for your lawn.

Mowing your lawn around lawn treatments

I am often asked about mowing your lawn around lawn treatments. I am flexible as to when I visit to apply a treatment and will always be able to work around your mowing schedule, if needed. Mowing around your lawn treatments can be a little complicated. It depends on the condition of the lawn and treatments which are… Read More »

Question: Lawn seeding after leatherjacket damage

I received this interesting question in the summer of 2020 about seeding a lawn after it had been destroyed by leatherjackets. The reader asks if the timing of sowing the new grass seed should be delayed to prevent re-infection by the pests. Find out the answer to this interesting lawn question and why there are other factors you should consider.

Should I seed or turf my new lawn?

I am often asked by customers if they should sow seed or lay turf to create their new lawn. There are many factors to consider when deciding which method to choose. Find out the pros and cons to the different ways and find out which method fares better in the long run. Whether you are trying to grass a slope or building that beautiful lawn of your dreams.