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.

Common chickweed (stellaria media)

If you have your own garden, then there is a good chance you’ve seen common chickweed (stellaria media). It is a very common lawn weed in the UK. It produces a huge quantity of seeds throughout the year and can have 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.