Autumn seems to be the season of the slime mould. I recently found this fantastic Grey Slime Mould (physarum cinereum) on a lawn in Exmouth. Grey Slime Mould is a collection of single-celled organisms. They look like sooty deposits spilled on the grass. Spread over several metres this one stood out as something rather curious. Almost like spilled paint.
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.
As the winter draws in, the nights become colder. When the air temperature near the ground drops below zero, frost can form. This looks beautiful on a still, winter morning. But does it do any harm to your grass? What is frost? Frost is the coating of ice that forms on a solid surface overnight. It usually appears… Read More »