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Lawn problems & solutions

Posted by Dave Worner on 01-Dec-2017 19:00:00

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Why do I have mushrooms and how do I get rid of them?

Generally, when you have mushrooms on the lawn it is due to wood underneath the soil. This could be from the remains of an old tree or roots from a one that is growing from under the hedge/ lawn. The way to get rid of them is to clear the wood underneath by digging down, removing the root and all the soil around it, then replacing it with fresh stuff. Still not guaranteed to get rid of it, but it's certainly...

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Topics: Lawn maintenance

Lawn mowing tips

Posted by Dave Worner on 17-Nov-2017 16:00:00

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How long can I cut my grass

This will depend on a couple of things such as how long is the grass at the moment. The rule of thumb when cutting grass is to take no more than one-third off at one time. So if you've got long, unruly grass, and you want to get it down to a short-kept length, then you need to work in stages. Maybe cutting it once a week and dropping it down a third each time. You want to avoid cutting too close, and too short, so that it scalps the...

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Topics: Lawn maintenance

How to turf a lawn - A step by step guide

Posted by Harrowden Turf on 30-May-2017 15:54:35

Laying turf is by far the quickest and easiest way to create a beautiful new lawn. When you buy good quality turf, all of the hard work of getting a nice thick and even sward has been done for you. You don’t need to worry about keeping the birds away from seed, getting even germination or coping with weeds. All you need to do is unroll your instant lawn and start enjoying it.

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Topics: Grass

How to stripe two lawns in one garden

Posted by Dave Worner on 24-Apr-2017 13:12:47

Striping a lawn is one thing but striping a bigger area of lawn has its own challenges. In this video I show you how to stripe a large lawn with two seperate areas where the garden has a drive running through the center.

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Topics: Lawn mowing

How to Stripe a Lawn

Posted by Chris Heffer on 24-Mar-2017 14:44:23

How to stripe a lawn is something we are often asked. A perfectly striped lawn  is a thing of beauty, admired by garden lovers everywhere.  No matter how large or small your garden, Hayter recommends 3 easy steps to get you on your way:

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Do I Need A Lawn Aerator?

Posted by MowDirect on 27-Feb-2017 12:20:38

Lurking beneath the surface of what might at first glance appear to be a perfectly normal lawn are hidden problems, just waiting to emerge and spoil your day. A lawn aerator might be what you need to remedy the issue. 

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What to do before you mow for the first time of the season

Posted by MowDirect on 13-Feb-2017 16:56:45

At last. Winter is over, and spring is threatening to burst from its constricting jacket of grey and gloom. As your landscape begins to wake from its slumber, your thoughts drift over to the shed and your old friend and partner in lawn care, the mower.

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How do I prepare a lawn mower for winter

Posted by Dave Worner on 30-Jan-2017 10:27:47

 

As the nights draw in on winter’s approach, and grass growth begins slowing down, you may be wondering what jobs are left in the garden.

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Topics: Lawn mower maintenance

What you need to know about cheap lawn mowers BEFORE buying one

Posted by Chris Heffer on 17-Jan-2017 11:14:00

Everyone loves a good deal and cheap lawn mowers are something a lot of people are looking for. For most people buying the cheapest version of a product is often what you do when you do not understand why someone might spend more or appreciate the additional value you might get by spending a little bit more. Cheapest it often not the best option.

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Topics: Buying advice

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