SponsoredLifestyle by Sponsored Content 10/10/2018, 10:52 am Updated: 10/10/2018, 10:54 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Don’t forget about your garden or lawn this autumn. With more than 20 years’ experience in lawn care, Smart Lawns is advising you how you can get the best out of your garden this autumn and winter. The lawn experts offer a variety of landscape styles and edging which can transform your front or back garden. In a bid to find out what we should be doing now, before spring arrives in 2019, we speak to Bill Runciman, owner of Smart Lawns, to pass on his tips. Bill (pictured below) explained: “Many people fall into the trap of forgetting to maintain the quality of their lawn when the darker nights come in. In actual fact, there is still plenty that can be done over these months to get the hard work done in time for spring.” Here are Bill’s top 10 tips for being … [Read more...] about Be ‘smart’ with your lawn this autumn!
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Don’t despair if summer has left your grass looking dead and dry. Hannah Stephenson asks a pro how to perk it back up againOUR lawns have had a tough summer, but grass is one of the most resilient plants on earth and with a little TLC can be easily revived.Here, lawn specialist David Hedges-Gower, author of Modern Lawn Care, explains what has been happening both above and below ground during the scorching summer months, and offers some top tips for getting your grass back to a healthy green state as soon as possible...Give soil some airThe combined heat and drought will have shrunk the soil - and grass hates dried and compacted soil. It needs air and water to thrive and maintain strong root systems.So once the heat passes and the soil stops baking, start autumn renovation below ground with some aeration, because the key to any plant health is good working soil.“Don’t follow the advice to go around digging into the lawn with a garden fork,” says Hedges-Gower. … [Read more...] about Steps to bring lacklustre lawns back to life
With the sun shining, you might be spending a lot of time in your garden at the moment. But what if it's not looking its best. Many people right now are finding that their grass is yellow rather than luscious green. And while some will blame the warm weather, that might not be the problem. So here's the things that could be damaging your lawn - and how you can to fix the problem. Heat The hot weather can dry out your lawn and make it turn yellow. How to fix it - Give your grass a deep water. Early in the morning is best, to reduce the amount of water that evaporates when it gets hot later in the day. The type of soil you have will determine how quickly the water drains away - sandy soil, for example, may need more watering. You're looking to soak the top 4 to 6inches of soil - use a screwdriver to check how far down it gets wet. Be careful not to water your lawn too frequently, as it will get damaged - see below. Once or twice a week when it is hot is usually fine. Buy now: Hozelock … [Read more...] about Yellow grass? Why your lawn isn’t green and how to fix it
Hands up who's had enough of the rain? So, that's all of you, then. Including Nottingham's gardeners - because you want to cut your grass! The bad news is that rain is forecast again for this evening and tomorrow, so there is very little chance of your grass and the soil beneath it drying out any time soon. We have consulted gardening experts to try to find out the best approach to tending your lawns when the weather is so foul. Can I mow my lawn when it’s wet? The Royal Horticultural Society says “never mow wet grass” . It says this can damage the turf and compact the soil. Its advice is to wait until it dries up. But some of you may feel that waiting is not an option, particularly if your grass is getting out of hand. And even the local authorities have been out and about cutting grass this week, in spite of the grass still being wet and the sod being, well, sodden. But I need to mow my lawn! What can I do? If you really need to mow your lawn when it is wet - the … [Read more...] about Mowing the grass in the rain? Advice on tending a wet lawn
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Texas homeowner posts photo of 'lawn shaming' sign placed on his overgrown yard A Texas man is getting a lot of attention on Reddit after a lawn care company put a sign in his yard "shaming" his overgrown grass. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Today Network Matt Howerton, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth Published 10:32 p.m. ChT April 12, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE RICHARDSON, Texas — A Texas man is getting a lot of attention on Reddit after a lawn care company put a sign in his yard "shaming" his overgrown grass. Robert Stricker posted a photo on Reddit of a … [Read more...] about Texas homeowner posts photo of ‘lawn shaming’ sign placed on his overgrown yard