The perfect lawn

by robin | 12.11.2013 | 3 steps | easy | 20 - 120 Min. | 2 times | Rating: 4 votes

here's a short introduction of how to grow the perfect lawn - not just for British.

Lawns are an essential element for most gardeners, and they provide a great central feature around which you can place your vegetable garden and flowerbeds. However, lawns also take a lot of maintenance, and if you want a feature that will make your neighbours green with envy, then you need to pay careful attention to your lawn.

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General lawn feed
Tools
lawnmower
rake
lawnmower

lawnmower

lawnmower

Step 1

Mowing

Whilst you might think of your lawn as one plant, it is actually created from millions of tiny grass plants from many different species. One major problem which affects lots of people is that they don’t mow their lawn enough, allowing the grass to become too long. This kills off some of the smaller grass varieties, and results in the hardier and rougher species, surviving.

During the growing year, you should try to cut your lawn at least fortnightly, ensuring that it never gets too long. Avoid mowing grass too short, as though it can look very decorative, it can weaken the grass plants. As the autumn arrives be sure to avoid cutting grass when it’s covered with morning dew as this can compact the soil and cause damage to plants. 

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lawnmower
rake

rake

rake

Step 2

Scarifying

Autumn is also ideal for carrying out a process called scarifying. Using a rake, work your way over the lawn and rake out dead material, known as thatch. This process will give healthy grass space to breathe and ensure that in the following spring, vibrant growth returns.

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weed

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weed

Step 3

Weed and feed

For the perfect lawn, remove weeds as soon as you notice them to avoid them becoming established. Meanwhile, you can give you lawn a twice-yearly feed, once in the spring and once in the autumn, to provide grass a healthy boost. 

Items:
General lawn feed
Materials
General lawn feed
Tools
lawnmower
rake
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