Many gardeners in the UK like to have a lawn with stripes. This is easy to do and requires little to no extra work when cutting the grass.
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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Moss is a common problem for many UK homeowners. Though some moss is fine, it may not be to your liking – too much moss can be an indication that your lawn is not in peak condition. Early autumn or mid-to-late March is the best time to treat moss to prevent it coming back again later in the year. Use moss killer and wait until the moss has turned brown before raking the moss up or scarifying the lawn. Then aerate the soil and add a top dressing to improve the quality of the soil such as leaf mould. This is also a good time to over-seed your lawn if it is looking sparse.
Knowing when to water your lawn is about recognising the signs that it needs refreshment. Providing the right amount of water and knowing which tools you will need, will ensure that the soil is capable of growing lush green grass.
You can lay turf at any time of the year, as long as the ground is not frozen, waterlogged, muddy or very dry. The main thing is that you prepare the ground properly so that your turf can establish itself quickly and take root.
Daisies, also known as Bellis Perennis, are usually a sign of Spring time - and a welcome addition to the garden by many, often used by youngsters to make chains. They’re one of the most common garden weeds and are able to grow in a range of conditions. Because of this, they may be competing with other plants for water and soil. Luckily, daisies can be easily removed using weed killer, or by using gardening scissors.
British weather is ever changing and it can be tricky to know when and how often you should cut your grass. That's why we have put together a fool proof guide of when to cut your grass throughout the year and the best conditions to do it in. There is no correct way and specific time scale when it comes to cutting your grass but if you follow these lawn care rules it may make it a little easier to figure out if your lawn needs a trim. This will vary each and every year and depend on where you live. For example in the UK people living in the south will probably have to begin cutting the lawn earlier than those in the north, because of the differences in the climate.
Leaving your grass clippings on the lawn provides a great natural fertiliser for your lawn. It does not create thatch like some people believe. If you cut your grass weekly and remove the clippings from the lawn every time, you may actually be harming your lawn as you will be creating a nitrogen deficient.
If the tips of your grass have turned yellow, but the rest of the grass blade is green, then there is probably a quick and easy solution. All you may need to do is replace the blade on your lawn mower. If the blade on your lawn mower is dull or blunt, it may be tearing the grass and fraying the edges. This dries out the tips of the grass, which causes it to turn yellow. You can purchase a new genuine blade for your Flymo lawn mower at the Official Flymo WebShop.
The summer is the best time of year to host garden parties, from the classic summer buffet to the fun family BBQ. But with so many activities on the social calendar, your summer lawn care can easily take a back seat until it is too late to recover. In this guide, we will cover all the areas you should keep an eye on from June through to August to make sure that your lawn stays green and lush the whole summer through.