Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) - The rich green color, the soft feel beneath your feet and the iconic fresh-cut smell — thriving grass enhances your property in countless ways. Spring is the ideal time to focus on your lawn, so by taking steps now, you can enjoy lush, green grass for many months to come.These four areas will help you focus your efforts where they will make the biggest impact.Equipment prepThe first step to a successful spring lawn-care routine is to properly prepare equipment. After sitting in storage during the cool months, equipment may need a tuneup or replacement.The lawn mower is your go-to piece of equipment. If it's gas-powered, make sure fuel hasn't gone bad by starting it up and letting it run for a while. Add fresh fuel as needed. Additionally, consider bringing your mower in for a tuneup. For a modest fee, a trained mechanic will go over all the mower components and make sure everything is in tip-top shape, including … [Read more...] about An easy spring guide to a green, weed-free lawn
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Acne? We sat for a moment, staring at each other across a table: the tennis player who didn't read and despised journalists, and the journalist who despised tennis players and wished he was someplace else. I wearily unwrapped my tape recorder and was reminded of a passage by Gene Collier, a gifted American sportswriter: "How stupid is this? I don't want to wait for this guy. This guy doesn't want me to wait for him. I know what he's going to say. He knows what I'm going to ask. The readers know what I'm going to write. And I know what they're going to say if they read it." But Murray was a surprise. There were no reservations sitting down with Stephen Kenny. He was more than twice Murray's age, had never used Clearasil, and enjoyed a reputation as one of the nicest and most interesting men in football. He talked politics with John Hume and read books on Jim Larkin. He was a friend to the homeless and celebrated fair play and values. He wrote a column in the match programme at Dundalk … [Read more...] about Paul Kimmage meets Stephen Kenny: ‘I realised, I don’t care what people think, I know as much as anyone’
Mansfield Town manager David Flitcroft backed referee James Linington’s decision to abandon the Stags’ game at Forest Green Rovers this afternoon. Torrential rainfall marred the first half at the New Lawn with the pitch deemed unplayable during the break. Linington had previously stopped the match seven minutes before half-time to talk to both captains and inspect the sodden surface. “The worst thing is if someone goes 1-0 up. Morally he’s done the right thing to call it off,” reflected Flitcroft.“We have a duty of care. I’m gutted that the fans have come down here and spent their money but we have to protect people.“Sometimes you can’t blame anyone, we have no control over the weather.“We were waiting for a mistake to be made. We were trying to get three points, but he’s made the right call.“We don’t want to be coming here on a Tuesday night.”Flitcroft was forced into a solitary change from the side … [Read more...] about Mansfield Town boss David Flitcroft backs referee’s decision to abandon game at Forest Green
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!
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