Why is it important to collect leaves from grass?

I totally appreciate that autumnal leaves can be the last rays of colour in your garden and during a crisp, cold day are a crunchy pathway. But your grass is a living organism, requiring both air and sunlight to create food, and grow. Allowing thick piles of leaves to gather on your lawn will prevent sunlight from reaching the grass, therefore suffocating it.

By raking your leaves, you’re preventing fungus, potential disease, and the possibility of grass dying from suffocation. A little effort in collecting leaves now will mean you have a head start on a healthy, green lawn for 2021.

Once collected put those leaves to good use. Shred them and add them to your compost pile so they can decompose and result in nutrients for your garden borders.

We offer a new service which will blow leaves from your flower borders and hoover them up. It’s simple and effective leaving your garden looking smart and tidy. We are also able to clear leaves from artificial lawns as well as hard surfaces such as drives, paths and car parks. Why not get in touch and have a chat about what we can do for you.

Tree Relocation

Moving some trees from the lawn

The best time of the year to move most trees is early spring before it comes into leaf or early autumn after the leaves have fallen. Any tree or shrub will suffer some degree of stress when uprooted and the shock of transplanting can be lessened if the task is carried out correctly.

Water the soil well the day before moving. Work out the extent of the root spread by exploratory digging. Normally a tree’s root will be as wide as the longest branches. Tie in the branches before lifting and lift the plant with as much rootball intact. Some thicker roots may need to be severed cleanly with a sharp knife or secateurs. Keep the roots covered and avoid drying out by wind or sun. Where possible lift and replant in one operation.

Fill in the holes in the lawn with good quality topsoil – preparation is key to ensure that your new grass gets off to the best possible start and allow it to flourish in its new environment. Rake to a level surface and tread lightly. Now either lay turf or sow with seed.

The pictures show the two trees removed by me from a front garden and replanted in the laurel hedge border. Top quality turf was used to provide an instant impact. I would expect this turf to have completely knitted into the existing grass in three or four weeks.

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Small Gardens With Nice Lawns

Small gardens can be beautiful

A garden is a very important part of any house no matter what shape or size it is. A small garden can be a thing of beauty and really increase your living space. It’s really important to maximise the impact of your small space and a creative design can allow you to do this.

Mix up elements to create interest – paving, lawn, flower beds, pots and of course, a suitable space to sit and view your creation. By doing this you will make the most of your outdoor space.

Reduce the visual clutter is a good small landscaping idea that helps to create a sense of calm and order. Stagger your plants for height and add a focal point to draw the eye’s attention.

An emerald green, healthy lawn will give your garden a lift, big or small. There’s a lot you can do to keep it looking good from choosing the right grass to aerating. Give your lawn some shape – don’t extend it to every nook and cranny, and don’t create small patches that are difficult to mow. A simple defined space is best.

Small lawns are prone to compaction so aerate regularly and this will mean any rain can easily soak in. Well cared for, even a small lawn does a good job of absorbing heavy rainfall

We are happy to help you care for whatever size of lawn you have – small gardens can be beautiful. So contact us at Fishers Farm Lawncare for assistance.

Post by @nikla67