All about your lawn
A lawn is much more than merely grass and even amateur gardeners can derive long-term pleasure from their lawn by simply following a few important rules and tips:
Gentle scarifying and combing promote strong growth, making your lawn denser and more hard wearing.
Once the lawn is growing, it should also be mown.
Gardening enthusiasts should take a flexible approach to the timing of the last lawn cut of the year. As a rule of (green) thumb, the right time is mid- to late October, depending on the temperature and weather conditions.
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The foundation of a perfect lawn is the accurate establishment.
Before starting the new mowing season, it is advisable that you turn your attention to your lawn mower and get it in shape for its new gardening tasks.
Scarifying ensures improved aeration of the soil, with lawn thatch and weeds being removed.
Regular mulching makes the lawn more dense and greener and mulching replaces fertilising.
Grass contains of 80 % water, therefore correct watering is the first step towards a lush green - especially during the Summer.
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As long as the grass is still growing it can also be mown and the leaves sucked up at the same time.
The entire summer your lawn had to withstand heavy wear and tear. So now is the time to do something beneficial and repair the ravages of the summer.
Now is the time that constant care of the lawn in spring and summer pays off, because a well-tended lawn is well-prepared for the stresses of winter.
There are one or two points to bear in mind when storing your lawn mower over the cold months so that it will get off to a good start again in the spring.