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How Low Should You Mow a Lawn? When to Cut Grass Short?

Eager to give your lawn a low cut? You may think you’re helping it, but it’s usually better to avoid mowing your lawn short. Mowing your lawn too short can do more harm than good. For most types of grass, a cut at 2.5 to 3 inches through most of the year helps keep the […]

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How Long Should You Sprinkle Your Lawn?

There’s more to watering your lawn than just running your sprinklers for a couple of hours each week. Get to know your lawn and work out how much water it needs for the lushest results.

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What Is the Best Time of Day to Cut Grass in UK? (When NOT to Mow)

When it comes to grass cutting, you have to adapt your mowing times to the temperature and the weather. The one thing you don’t want to do is cut your lawn when it’s wet or during hot weather.

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What do Wood Pigeons Eat on the Lawn? (How to Get Rid of Them)

You might have noticed wood pigeons scratching and pecking on your grass. Find out more about what pigeons eat and how to get rid of them. 

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Should You Cut Grass in Hot Weather? When Is It Too Hot for Mowing?

Is your lawn beginning to have a wild sway to it? You may be feeling the urge to give it a cut, but if it’s hot outside, hold back a little longer, or you may end up doing it more harm than good.

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7 Ways to Stop Rabbits Digging Up Your Lawn

If you’ve found rabbit holes in your garden, or are fed up with rabbit lawn damage, there are several ways to deter these cute but sometimes destructive creatures from your garden.

When to Aerate a Lawn: Best Time to Hollow Tine a Lawn in UK

Sometimes, all your lawn needs is a breather. Aeration gives it just that. It allows the grass easy access to oxygen, water and nutrients, while also reducing soil compaction and improving drainage.

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How to Scarify Lawn by Hand (with Rake Only)

Scarifying your lawn helps you get rid of dead and drying grass, improving your lawn’s overall health and making it look greener and happier.

7 Ways to Stop Birds Eating Grass Seed & Protect Your Lawn

There are several ways to stop birds from eating grass seed, from overseeding and placing deterrents to savvy seed protection.

When to Cut a Wildflower Meadow for a Vigorous Wildlife Garden

When to cut a wildflower lawn is more than a matter of personal preference. The right time will determine your lawn’s beauty, hardiness and ability to thrive even amidst grasses and weeds.

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3 Ways to Make a Flowerbed in a Lawn

If you’re keen to add a flowerbed to your lawn, it’s not as daunting as it may sound. With careful planning and preparation, you can transform your garden in a few simple steps.

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When to Put Moss Killer on UK Lawns? (Best Time to Apply)

To kill moss, ensure that it is actively growing. Late spring and early autumn are the best times to apply a moss killer. That’s when the weather is gentle and warm, but not hot.

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10 Ways to Get Rid of a Slug Infestation on Your Lawn

From slug-repelling copper tape and irresistible beer traps to nematodes and crafty barriers, discover the best tried and tested ways to protect your plants from mucousy mutilation.

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How Often Should You Water the Lawn for Thick Lush Grass Year-Round?

You need to water your lawn unless it rains regularly. Grass can survive for up to six weeks without water, but not having enough water can undermine its growth and health.

6 Ways to Get Rid of Voles in Your Lawn

Few things are as frustrating as seeing your lush lawn destroyed by voles. Voles can wreak havoc on your lawn in a matter of weeks. Here’s all you need to know about getting rid of voles in the lawn.

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Lawn Care in March: Can You Mow, Feed or Scarify? (Where to Start)

March is the perfect month to kickstart your lawn care routine. The earth is waking up a little, the days are getting noticeably longer and you can start prepping your winter-stressed lawn.

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7 Steps to Sowing Grass Seed on Existing Lawn (Don’t Just Throw It)

Tired of the bare and grassless patches on your lawn? Time to turn them from lacklustre to lush with overseeding. You can sow grass seeds on an existing lawn, but it’s more than just throwing seeds here and there.

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Should You Get Rid of Worm Castings on the Lawn? Maybe! (and how-to)

If your lawn is plagued by a sea of earthworm mounds, find out how they got there, how you can remove them, and how to stop them from coming back.

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October Lawn Care: What Should I Do to My Lawn in October?

Lawn treatment in October might sound like too much work. But when accomplished one step at a time, it can help your lawn brave the winter with grace.

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Can I Cut Grass in November? Is it Too Late to Mow the Lawn?

If you’re wondering whether you can mow the lawn in November, the answer is yes.  You will need to take a few precautions, however, so you don’t damage the grass just before winter hits.

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Wildflower Lawn: How to Create a Meadow on Existing Grass

From providing a haven for nectar-loving insects to having a supply of beautiful flowers on tap, we’ll look at how you can create a wild lawn, the best wildflower seeds to choose and how to maintain it.

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Can I Mow the Lawn in February? How to Do It Safely

Would you like to have a healthy, neat lawn all year round? You can mow your lawn in February, as long as you do it at the right time.

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Winter Lawn Feed Guide 2023: How to Choose the Best Fertiliser

Winter lawn fertilisers can help your lawn survive the cold and get ready to flourish in early spring. But there can be a lot of confusion about them.

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Daisies Without Damaging Your Lawn

Bright and cheery daisies can be a lovely addition to any garden. But lovely or not, daisies can be a bit of a nuisance, especially when they make their way uninvited into your lawn.

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5 Steps to Improve Drainage in Your Clay Soil Lawn

In this post, we review the nagging problems of growing grass in clay soil and show you how to improve drainage in your clay soil lawn without breaking your back.

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Can You Add Too Much Iron Sulphate on Lawn? How to Fix It

Iron sulphate may be something your lawn needs, but it’s possible to add too much of it. Find out if your lawn has an iron sulphate problem and how you can fix it.

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Common Pink/Purple Weeds in UK & How to Get Rid of Them

In this article, we’ll take a look at common pink and purple weeds. Identify which weeds are lurking on your lawn, discover how to remove them and find out how to stop them from spreading.

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Autumn Lawn Care: 9 Grass Treatments in the Correct Order

From levelling to overseeding, you can treat your lawn grass in 9 easy steps. Follow these autumn lawn treatment steps in the right order to give your lawn the care it needs.

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How to Level a Horribly Bumpy Lawn Without Heavy Equipment

A bumpy lawn is an eyesore at best and a tripping hazard at worst. In this guide, we’ll run you through the A to Z of levelling a lawn, from using the right material and tools to preparing your lawn, levelling it and caring for it.

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When to Fertilise a Lawn: Best Time to Feed Grass in UK

What makes the difference between a dense, lush lawn and a sparse, sad one? Often, it’s the lawn feed, and not just what fertiliser you use, but when you use it. Find out when to feed grass for a healthy and beautiful lawn.

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How to Lay Turf Grass: Expert Guide for Beginners (2023 Costs)

Choosing turf over grass seed? Turf will green up your lawn faster than grass seed while providing more uniform results, but you’ll need to put some work into getting the soil ready.

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What is Lawn Sand? How & When to Apply it for Best Results

Moss on your lawn? Some weeds, too? Lawn sand could help you control them while also acting as a grass feed that makes your lawn greener.

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How to Seed a Lawn: Planting Grass Seed for Beginners Guide

Planning to turn a bare patch of earth into a beautiful lawn? Forget about turf. You can create a new lawn by manually sowing grass seed. But to get it right, there are a few steps you shouldn’t skip.

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5 Common Lawn Mushroom Species in UK (Identify Garden Fungi)

If you have kids or curious pets, make sure to identify lawn mushroom species in your backyard. Here’s what you need to know.

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No Grass Left After Scarifying? 9 Steps to Revive Your Lawn

Reviving a scarified lawn means dealing with thatch, weeds, and moss, and then aerating it. The result can be the best lawn you’ve ever had.

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How to Get Rid of Moss in Lawn: Best Moss Killer Treatment

Almost every lawn will include areas of moss. In this article, we’ll take a look at the steps you need to take to remove moss from your lawn and how to keep it at bay.

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How Often Should You Weed and Feed Your Lawn in the UK?

One of the great joys of gardening is walking out onto a beautifully green, weed-free lawn. We’re here to talk you through the best times to weed and feed your lawn for optimum results.

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How to Plant Bulbs in the Garden: The Ultimate Planting Guide

From the diminutive spring snowdrop to the mid-summer glory of gladioli, discover how to plant and care for our best-known flowering bulbs.

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How To Prepare and Plant Up a Flower Pot in 7 Easy Steps

Well-stocked flower pots can look amazing, but do you know how to get one ready for your plants? If you don’t prepare a flower pot correctly, you might end up with some sickly plants.

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How to Build a Flower Pot Fountain

Few things in this world are more relaxing than the sight and sound of trickling water. If you don’t have a garden fountain, why not try building a flower pot fountain?

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Can You Plant A Cactus In A Flower Pot?

There is an assumption that cacti aren’t very picky when it comes to their planting conditions. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. If you’re wondering how to properly plant and care for a cactus in a flower pot, keep reading.

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How to Fill a Big Flower Pot in 6 Steps

Big flower pots can eat bag after bag of soil. Soil expenses aside, your pot can also become a burden to move. What you put in the bottom of your flower pot makes all the difference.

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How to Prepare a Flower Pot for Planting

Well-prepared flower pots with good drainage and lining will keep your plants happy. Preparing your pots well will also help to protect them from the elements so you can continue using them year after year.

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How To Make A Flower Pot At Home (4 Methods)

If you love creative DIY, this project is just for you! We’ve put together a few ideas for making your own flower pot using different materials. 

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Why Are Mushrooms Growing in My Plant Pot? (It’s NOT Bad)

After a particularly wet winter, you often notice small mushrooms growing on the top of the soil in plant pots. Find out why they are growing in your planter and some suggestions to banish them for good!

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How to Paint a Terracotta Flower Pot

Beautifully decorated flower pots are the perfect way to set off your plants but they can be expensive to buy. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to paint a terracotta flower pot and give you some design inspiration!

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How to Make a DIY Flower Pot Stand (15 Easy Ideas)

All plant pots need a solid surface to stand on whether they’re indoors or outdoors. You can make a stand from natural materials, leftover building supplies, unused toys, and even chicken wire.