A little TLC
from Tailored Lawn Care
could make a big
- Englefield Green
- E & W Horsley
- Virginia Water
- Walton 0n Thames
- West Byfleet
- West End
Lawn hints & tips
- Don’t cut your grass too short, it should be at least 25mm (1”) long. By cutting it longer you will:
- increase its drought resistance
- discourage the germination of weeds and moss
- Don’t let your grass grow too long, the key is cutting “little and often” (that is weekly during the growing season). By doing this you will:
- Encourage thicker growth
- Avoid causing the grass stress by cutting too much off at one time which also makes the lawn look yellow
- Allow the lawn to dry out and avoid disease
- Cut the grass in different directions, this prevents creating a nap where the grass begins to grow horizontally causing thatch and related problems.
- Where you have shady areas cut the grass on a higher setting. In shady situations the grass requires more leaf for photosynthesis than it would in a sunny situation.
- Watering – When allowed the key is “occasional binging”, i.e. 30 minutes to an hour every 7 to 10 days. (The value of your lawn if you had to replace it is anything between £10 & £20 per square meter).
- The aim is to soak the root zone of the grass
- Frequent and quick watering encourages shallow roots which will make the lawn more susceptible to drought.
- Clear leaves off the lawn as frequently as possible to avoid the grass being smothered and killed.
- If you have furniture, bird feeders or toys such as trampolines or slides on the lawn either site them permanently or be prepared to move them frequently (weekly) or you will damage your lawn.