Dry Lawn Advice

In the run up to summer, we Brit’s hope for a long, dry and hot few months after a wet and grey winter and unpredictable spring. However, for our lawns, this is a nightmare! It is during this dry and hot weather that grass can suffer from drought stress. This strain is amplified when the dry period becomes hot or windy. You may start to notice your lawn changing to a paler green, yellow or brownish colour and beginning to look patchy.

Fungicide Treatment For Red Thread Disease

As the name implies, red thread disease causes a reddish fungus to emerge on your lawn. The first visible symptom is irregular patches of bleached dead grass, usually seen during the summer months. In humid weather the disease becomes more evident to the eye as thread-like strands or webs of coral pink to blood red hyphae grow on the tips of the grass blades.

Lawn Mowing Advice

Your lawn should be mowed as regularly as you can do it; at least once per week during the main growing seasons of April – June and September – October. This can be relaxed during the height of summer if a drought develops as the growth will slow. However, it is important not to let the grass get too long at any time of the year, including winter, as this will reduce the quality significantly, increase the likelihood of moss invasion and reduce the aesthetic appearance of the grass.

Speedwell Weeds Advice

Spring is here! Which means your garden will be finally starting to show some new life after winter. One weed that you need to watch out for is the Veronica Filiformis, also known as the Speedwell weed. This weed can be deceiving as it will start to grow with pretty, blue flowers with four petals.

Insecticide for Garden Pests

During the autumn months your healthy, luscious lawn can fall victim to an infestation of chafer grubs or leatherjackets. These two common species of garden pests can wreak havoc on your lawn by attacking the grass root or encouraging predators such has birds, badgers and foxes to dig for these juicy morsels.

Scarification & Aeration Advice

As the long and gloomy winter months start to change, spring begins to approach and the once long and dark nights become shorter. You can expect to see the first buds of colour in your garden around this time and the lawn awaking from its cover of frost, which is why it is essential to give your lawn that much needed support in the run up to summer.

Daddy Longlegs & Leatherjackets

The summer season brings happiness to us all, especially those who enjoy spending their days in the sunshine tending to their beloved gardens, and thanks to the extended warm and wet weather summer has attracted another group of lawn enthusiasts – Daddy Longlegs, also known as the Crane Fly.

Attracting Bees & Butterflies to Your Garden

Butterflies and bees are some of nature’s most crucial contributors, pollinating as they float from flower to flower and aid the production of crops for human and animal use.

Winter Gardening Tips & Advice

Many lawns are looking particularly thin and weak at the moment, if yours is one that has suffered you’re probably wondering why. There are a few possible explanations that are worth considering before deciding upon the appropriate course of action to get your lawn looking its best again this summer.

Lawncare Tips from America

In America the question is not “do you have lawn care?” that, after all, is a given; the question is “which lawn care company do use?” ‘Across the pond’ lawn care is viewed as more of an essential service than a luxury. In the state of Michigan alone there are hundreds of companies vying to treat your lawn. Their lawn care industry is huge, they have a wealth of experience and are no doubt in a position to show us a thing or two that they have learnt along the way.