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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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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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When to dethatch your lawn

Thatch is an essential part of a healthy lawn. Too much however can prevent sunlight and rain water from reaching new blades of grass, preventing them from growing healthy and green.

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Basic Lawn Maintenance

Too many people think looking after their lawn is a chore, and isn’t considered very important. Gardening trends come and go, but the lawn is definitely here to stay.
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Get a perfect lawn by doing nothing

A great looking lawn is not only the ideal location for a summer BBQ with family and friends, but it can add value to your home too. This can be easily achieved whilst you sit in your armchair and watch the TV.

How?! I hear you ask. Well, a robotic lawnmower is the ideal solution for those with little free time, or for those that dislike mowing the lawn. A robotic lawnmower like the Flymo 1200R, cuts the grass little by little each day, ensuring a carpet like finish to your lawn. By cutting the grass a little at a time, it promotes thicker grass growth - ensuring less space between the blades of grass.

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Looking after lawns in the shade

Nowadays most lawns have areas of grass that are in the shade. This is created by trees and bushes or homes and buildings. This isn’t good news for the typical type of grass found in UK. You need to look after the grass found in the shade slightly differently to those in less shaded areas for the garden.

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How to avoid lawn disease and cure your lawn problems

Lawn disease is the last thing you want this summer. It’s something that affects a number of gardens in the UK and can be confusing, as it’s often difficult to identify the cause.

It’s good to keep in mind that lawn diseases are most commonly fungus and can be treated easily. An early diagnosis is important to ensure that the disease does not spread and damage the rest of the lawn. There are 3 common types of lawn disease in the UK; Red Thread, Fusarium and Leaf Spot. (Image of Leaf Spot shown below © RHS)

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