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Deer on frosty grass
Tips

Frosty lawns in Winter

As the 2020/2021 winter season approaches the temperature is dropping and in recent weeks, most of the UK has experienced quite unsettled weather. Many regions

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Historical

A lawn back in time

Ever wondered where the word lawn came from? Well, you’re in luck! Continue reading to dip your toes in the history of all things ‘launde’.

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Parched Earth
Lawn Care Articles

Parched Earth and Dry Lawns

Many parts of the country are still suffering from a severe shortage of rainfall; rainfall that brings not only moisture but nitrogen to help plant

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Lawn Care Articles

Easter 2019 beckons…

The weather forecast looks fantastic for this coming weekend but it’s not all good news for our lawns! The combination of low nighttime temperatures and

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Damaged lawn during the summer heat
Lawn Care Articles

Our Lawns

As we ventured outside during the recent spell of premature spring weather the sorry state of most of our lawns has been revealed. Now we

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UK Lawncare Association members at the 2019 conference
Events

The UK LCA Conference 2019

In the spirit of keeping our Members (your suppliers) at the forefront of industry developments, over 50 companies attended a 2 day Conference last week

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Autumn Leaves

No not leaves on line, that great rail operators curse, leaves on lawn that great gardeners curse! Mowing becomes a huge challenge and the mere

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Autumn Lawn Pests

Our Members’ are reporting a large increase in lawn pests in their customer’s lawns; typically chafer grubs and leather-jackets and if you have them in

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YOUR LAWN NEEDS YOU!

Not wishing to state the obvious……but your lawn will only look at it’s best if you give it some help by way of H2O!  Yes, wait

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Watering Your Lawns

The 2016/17 UK winter, in general, has been really dry.  Although there was good growth potential in March, growth slowed in April due to those

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Spring?

Spring beckons and this is the time to turn your attention to the garden; give the borders a good thinning out so new growth can

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Weather Blog – Predicts !

Are you interested in predicting the weather?  Mark Hunt of agronomic supplier Headland Amenity keeps a sharp eye on the jetstream and predicts weather up

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Moss, glorious Moss!

About Moss There are over 12,000 species of moss and algae, of which over 50 species are found to affect grass. Mosses are primitive non-flowering

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November Lawn Care Tips

Aeration Soil compaction is a frequent cause of turf deterioration and moss invasion.  For optimal effectiveness the lawn needs aerating in autumn/winter.  Fallen Leaves Leaves

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Tips

Autumn Lawn Care Tips

OCTOBER LAWN CARE Following the summer, which has been a dry one, lawns need a feed with a fertiliser high in Phosphate and Potassium with

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Lawns in Winter
Lawn Care Articles

Snow and Lawn Diseases

  Watch out for Disease in your lawn when the snow melts !! Fusarium Patch This is a cool weather disease and enjoys persistent drizzle,

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Lawncare in Spring

– Aeration
– Feeding
– Weed control
– Regular mowing

Now is the time to get you lawn back in shape so you can enjoy the long hot summer days to come, we hope!
If your lawn is looking in poor health don’t despair its surprising how quickly it can respond to some attention.

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Your lawn care experiences

We are committed to raising the standards of lawn care services available in the UK. If you have a lawn care experience (good or bad) that you want to share with us then tell us your story by emailing us or completing our enquiry form.

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Mowing your lawn

With the weather finally turning after a long period of snow and frozen lawns we will soon see soil tempratures starting to rise and the grass starting to grow. The following mowing regime provides a guide to mowing your lawn throughout the year but if you don’t have the time to mow as frequently as suggested it is important that when you do mow you get the blade height correct. Do not cut too low!

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What to do with a compacted lawn

The problem starts when particles of soil in the top 4 inches are compressed, reducing pore space between them and impeding the movement of air, water and nutrients through the soil profile. This in turn leads to poor grass growth, weed invasion and moss colonisation.

Generally all lawns are compacted, as you can imagine, they’re walked on, rolled, and played on. All this contributes to consolidation then the solution is simple: Aerate. This is the practice of physically punching holes in the surface 4-6 inches deep.

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