Preparing the soil for a new lawn

The importance of preparing the soil for a new lawn cannot be stressed strongly enough. This process creates the foundation for your new lawn and directly affects its ability to take up nutrients and water. If you put the hard work in now then you shouldn’t have to spend the time and effort later trying […]

Poorly drained lawns – draining a lawn

Some sites aren’t naturally ideal for growing a first class lawn on and sometimes a lawn drainage system is required to enable the lawn to flourish. Poorly drained lawns are more often than not the result of a heavy clay soil and poor drainage can lead to waterlogged turf. A poorly drained lawn will result […]

Lawn Stripes – how to stripe a lawn

Photo © Andrew Abbott (cc-by-sa/2.0) It is the goal of many lawn owners to achieve the classic lawn stripes look. You don’t need years of experience to achieve this. Read on and we will teach you how to achieve beautiful lawn stripes. Lawn mowers that stripe This striped lawn effect although pleasing to the eye is not […]

Mowing the lawn – when and how often?

Mowing the lawn is probably the most well known of all lawn care jobs but it is still carried out incorrectly by many lawn keepers. To develop and sustain a top quality lawn you need to know when and how often you should mow the lawn. Mowing too often or at the wrong times can […]

Tasks to carry out before mowing the lawn

Before mowing the lawn you should carry out some pre-mowing routines. These should be done every time you mow the lawn. First of all you should remove any debris and objects that are on the lawn surface. This can include the removal of twigs, leaves, stones, childrens toys, pet droppings and bones. The reasons for […]

Lawn Design – guide to designing a lawn

The lawn is most often the centre piece of a garden and as such its the relation with the rest of your gardens elements is of great importance. A lawn can be design can try and maximise feeling of space in the garden, it can be designed to give a very formal, ornamental feel or […]

Installing a lawn drainage system

There are 2 key aspects of creating our lawn drainage system, firstly creating a soakaway that will receive the water from the drainage pipes and then laying the drainage pipes underneath the lawn. This system is widely regarded as the best drainage system for a waterlogged lawn that is the result of a heavy clay […]

Feeding the lawn

After all your hard work of preparing the soil, sowing seed or laying turf there are vital lawn maintenance jobs that are necessary to keep your lawn in a healthy attractive state. Feeding the lawn is one of the key lawn care jobs as grass needs a continuing supply of nutrients in the right balances […]

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