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.
As with most gardening tasks timing is very important. With every season comes a unique set of tasks which you need to keep on top of to keep your garden looking its best.
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…
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Many of us also use our gardens as a place for pets to run free, however there are things we must consider when doing this to ensure their safety.
Follow our simple, easy to follow advice and achieve that lush green lawn with ease this summer.
Scarifying your lawn is a particularly stressful process for grass. This is why you need a proper plan on how you plan to take care of your grass after scarification.
It is common to find that your lawn looks awful after scarification, but that is nothing to be worried about - in a few weeks your lawn will be looking better than it ever has.
Your aim after scarifying your lawn is to promote rapid, healthy grass growth, and that is why when you do it, and the conditions you do it in are so important.
Scarification is best done when the weather conditions promote grass growth. This is when the temperature is above 6 Celsius, because the ground has enough moisture for the grass to feed from, and there is plenty of sunlight.
It is best to scarify your lawn more deeply in the Autumn, as you will be removing more thatch and moss from your lawn therefore exposing more of the ground. This leaves it open for weeds etc. to grow in.
Lawn scarification is an essential lawn maintenance task. Failure to annually scarify your lawn could result in weak grass growth and the spread of disease and pests across your lawn.
Scarifying your lawn is best done in late March to early April or in late spring when environmental conditions are optimal for grass growth. Lawn scarification also often referred to as de-thatching can often leave your lawn looking like a mess; however by following our 7 lawn scarification tips will help ensure your lawn looks great all year round.
Moss is a common problem for many UK homeowners. Most want a nice green lawn that looks great all year round. Unfortunately sometimes the nice green lawn you thought you had turns out to be moss and people go to great lengths to remove it.
People often ask the question – how often should I cut the grass. Rather ask yourself ‘should I cut the grass or not’ and then follow some basic lawn care advice.
Cutting your grass may sound straight forward, however most people don’t realise half the factors that affect how and when you should cut your grass. That’s why we have created our dummies guide to cutting the grass.