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Autumn lawn care tips

Autumn lawn care tips

Removing mushrooms and toadstools
Mushrooms and toadstools rarely do any harm to a lawn, but if you wish to remove them the easiest way is to pick them by hand (wearing gloves in case it is a poisonous species). You may also wish to use a brush, or mow them (with a box on the lawnmower to collect..

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The benefits of aerating your lawn

The benefits of aerating your lawn

Aerating a lawn can deliver significant benefits. Soil naturally can become compacted, which results in it not holding enough moisture and air not getting into the soil. As a result, the naturally occuring microbes in the soil are unable to break down any dead grass. Healthy grass has a natural life-cycle..

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Caring for your lawn this summer

Caring for your lawn this summer

The Great British Summer can be pretty unpredictable, so some areas of the country have basked in sunshine whilst others have been drenched with torrential rain! We’re feeling positive at Lawnkeeper about the rest of the summer, and are assuming that July and August will see glorious weeks of..

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Grass loves warmer weather

Grass loves warmer weather

The longer hours of daylight and warmer temperatures are optimum conditions for your lawn – at this time of year the grass should be healthy and growing rapidly. (Some areas of the UK had horrendous rain and unseasonably low temperatures this week, but we’re hoping that won’t last!)

If..

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Summer lawn tips

Summer lawn tips

Many areas had seen higher levels of rainfall than normal until the heat kicked in during the middle of July!

Like any plant, grass needs moisture to continue growing, so that prolonged dry spells can result in the grass developing brown patches as it conserves energy. Inevitably a healthier..

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Is it summer…finally?

Is it summer…finally?

Many areas of the country have had wetter weather than normal, and with Wimbledon fast approaching it seems inevitable that we will see more rain (and the covers on Centre Court!)

But warmer temperatures do mean faster growing grass, and it’s important to mow regularly. Don’t be..

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Is moss a problem for you?

Is moss a problem for you?

Many regions around the UK experienced a mild and wet winter – and the unfortunate result of this (apart from a lack of snowmen!) is moss in the lawn.  Part of our treatments include a moss control which will help for a period of time, but what is also needed is a plan to reduce the conditions..

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Repair time: looking after your lawn

Repair time: looking after your lawn

Now is a good time to repair any poor or damaged areas of your lawn by applying some grass seed to the affected areas. For domestic lawns we recommend a seed mix which contains Dwarf Rye grass and Creeping Fesques as this will give your grass more strength.

To apply the seeds, first cultivate..

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April / May Lawn Care Tips

April / May Lawn Care Tips

April has seen some surprising variations in weather across the country, with the London Marathon even being forecast to experience snow showers at some point!

Wherever you are, however, the warmer temperatures with moisture will mean that your lawn will soon require cutting once a week. Remember..

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Spring lawn care tips

Spring lawn care tips

It’s time to cut your lawn!
The days are slowly getting longer and warmer, so you will probably have noticed that the grass has begun to grow. Now is the time to begin mowing, but make sure you don’t cut the grass too short as this will put the grass under stress. Check that your mower blade..

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