Lawn Care

Red Thread – fungal disease of lawns and grasses

What causes Red Thread Disease? As its name suggests, Red Thread causes red / pinkish threads to appear on the lawn. These threads are caused by a fungus – Laetisaria fuciformis / Corticium fuciforme and they grown on infected blades of grass. The threads can extend to around an inch past the height of the […]

Dollar Spot lawn disease

With the right lawn care program, Dollar Spot should not be a problem. It is more often or not the result of a neglected lawn. Dollar spot is a serious lawn disease as it can affect and kill the whole of the grass plant including the roots. This means that affected areas of the lawn […]

Lawn Aerators

If you wish to maintain a healthy lawn over the years you will benefit from using a lawn aerator to help with lawn aeration. Lawn aeration is the process of creating holes (or cores or slits) in the soil the lawn is grown on to reduce soil compaction. It is essential to aerate compacted lawns […]

Moss – lawn weed causes and treatments

Moss is a moisture loving plant and can quickly overtake a lawn and form its own ‘lawn carpet’ which can smother the grass and weaken the lawns vigour. Causes of Moss on lawns Moss is symptomatic of wet, poorly drained soils. Grass can also be quickly invaded by moss where areas of lawn are shaded. […]

Dandelions – Lawn Weeds

The dandelion can have quite a big impact on a lawn as the spread of their leaves can be quite effective as they form a rosette with their broad shaped leaves that progressively widen and then contract like an elongated arrow head. These leaves will stop sunlight from reaching any grass beneath the leaves. Dandelions […]

Using lawn sand to control lawn weeds

Lawn Sand is commonly used to control lawn weeds but just what is it and how can we use it? Lawn sand is made up from iron sulphate, ammonium sulphate and fine sand and it can be applied to the lawn by hand or by using a machine. As well as dealing effectively with many types of […]

Applying organic lawn feed

For those of us who prefer to use natural organic methods of gardening and fertilising applying an organic lawn feed will be preferred over using chemical lawn feeds. As discussed in our feeding the lawn article there are 3 key minerals that form the basis of lawn feeds. These 3 key minerals are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) […]

Watering the lawn

If you want your lawn to stay healthy and look good then watering the lawn is a process that you should routinely undertake in seasons where rainfall is inadequate and high temperatures result from strong sunshine. Watering a lawn is not a process that should not be carried out every day! In order for a […]

How to make a lawn from seed

We discussed the benefits and ‘when to’ aspects of creating a lawn from seed in sowing a lawn from seed. This article will give a step by step guide on how to make a lawn from seed. Firstly we need to prepare the ground for a lawn. This includes removing any existing objects such as stones, bricks, […]

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