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How to improve your lawn this Bank Holiday

Having nice looking lawn will make the rest of your garden look better and greener. You don’t need to spend your whole long weekend improving your lawn.

Cutting the grass

Neatly cut grass will instantly improve the look of your garden. Most lawn mowers are easy to handle and use. To save time on raking up the grass clippings buy a wheeled rotary mower that collects the clippings. Modern lawn mowers also have a roller giving your lawn stripes that most of us desire.

Trimming lawn edges

Small gardens don’t need much edge trimming, only if you have any obstacles e.g. children’s play equipment or washing lines. To have neat edges it’s best to use long handled shears. You can also buy a strimmer that has a pivoting head and a guide wheel helping you to trim edges fast and neatly.

Feeding and weeding

To help the grass grow fast and minimise any weeds use a combined feed, weed and moss killer. To achieve the best results you should apply it 4 times a year between May and October.

Bare patches

Areas of lawn with high traffic (paths, around the kids’ play area) will probably suffer bare patches because the grass is compacted and struggles to grow. Let air and water to the grass roots by sticking a garden fork into the affected area every 15cm along and wriggle it around. You can also buy a lawn repair kits to fix bare patches.

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