Category Archives: General

General lawn care issues which are not covered by the other categories.

The general lawn care category can encompass updates in the lawn care industry, general lawn care questions and hints and tips on getting the best out of your lawn.

Question: Restoring a very long lawn

I received this question about restoring a very long lawn in Autumn 2020 by a reader of my Website. They were not able to mow their meadow during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and a local farmer then chopped down very roughly. Grass is very hardy and can put up with a lot of damage. Find out how best to restore a long meadow into a decent lawn.

Plastic netting in turf – A nightmare for wildlife and gardeners

Over the past few years I have noticed a worrying increase in the use of plastic netting in new lawns. This plastic mesh not only makes carrying out some lawn treatments very difficult but it can harm wildlife and increase plastic pollution in the environment. Find out why farmers are growing plastic embedded turf and how you can avoid this new environmental scourge.

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.