Category Archives: The Lawn Man

The best new and seasonally relevant posts from The Lawn Mans Lawn Care Blog.

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.

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.

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.