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Lawn Care Advice

Hints and tips on how to get a beautiful green lawn this summer. From tackling common lawn diseases to how to cut the grass properly, Flymo is here to help with easy, practical advice on taking care of your lawn.

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Everything you need to know about grass

The grass in your garden is pretty impressive when it comes to durability. That’s why many of us can fall into the trap of thinking the grass on our lawns will look after itself but it’s more complex than it may seem.

Grass maintenance can vary depending on the type of grass in your garden as well as elements such as temperature, sunlight and moisture. Grass disease can also strike and unfortunately, there is more than one type to contend with.

To help you protect, maintain and enjoy your lawn we have put together the ultimate guide to grass designed to answer the most commonly asked questions…

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The Ultimate Guide to Laying Turf

If you’ve decided to give the garden a bit of an overhaul and lay down some new grass, or perhaps extend the area of greenery in your outdoor space, you’ll find laying turf can be a quicker and more instantaneous way to transform your garden compared to sowing grass seed. For those who are unsure quite where to start, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to laying turf – from preparation, right the way through to aftercare.

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Common lawn care pests and how to deal with them

Lawn pests come in all shapes and sizes, and can cause a range of problems for you and your garden. It’s easy enough to spot dying patches of your lawn but not always as easy to work out who the main suspect is. Here, we give our top tips to addressing your peeve points and delivering a suitable sentence to send pests packing!

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The ins and outs of aerating your lawn

Aerating your lawn is essential if you want to have a healthy, green lawn all year round. It’s quick and easy to do, and will make sure your other lawn maintenance activities are worth all the hard work and effort.

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Lawn Care Calendar

Getting a great looking lawn all year round requires only a little knowledge and a small amount of hard work.
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Achieving a tidy lawn with the features of the Flymo UltraGlide hover mower

Spring is finally here and whilst it’s not quite shorts and flip flop weather, the longer, sunnier evenings are beginning to roll in, meaning there has never been a better time to be out in the garden. After a cold winter, your lawn may not be in the ideal state for you to spend hours reclining in a deck chair with a Pina Colada in one hand and your latest novel in the other. It is time, once again to turn to your hover mower in order to whip your garden into shape.

Quite simply, the UltraGlide is the most advanced Flymo hover mower to date. Below we explore four key features which make grass cutting a breeze.

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How to water your lawn

Too much or too little water will harm your grass and prevent you obtaining the lush green lawn you want to achieve. If your lawn is turning brown or it has lost its spring then it is likely you need to water your lawn.
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Dealing with waterlogged lawns

Heavy rain and poor lawn maintenance often leads to your lawn becoming waterlogged. This is often described as when the lawn becomes squelchy and boggy underfoot, and when water collects in pools on your lawn. Waterlogging can lead to your grass wilting, turning yellow and over prolonged periods, dying.
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What to do with a frost covered lawn?

Wherever you live, at some point in the year the temperature will drop and your lawn will freeze. When this happens you should avoid walking on your lawn as much as possible. Walking on a frozen lawn can cause the blades of grass to swell and potentially rupture.

As the grass blades burst, it damages the cell structure causing the grass to turn grey/black in colour. When the grass is frozen you should also try and avoid mowing the lawn.

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