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.

Why we mow the lawn.

To mow or not to mow, that is the question…..?

Well, of course, I would say it’s essential wouldn’t I but there are really good reasons why it is necessary.

So firstly, a properly cut lawn with stripes is a thing of beauty. It makes your garden look tidy and neat. A nicely manicured, even cut lawn gives your garden an orderly appearance. An evenly growing lawn will have equal access to sun and water.

Next, mowing on a regular basis keeps your lawn healthy and helps to keep weeds at bay. Regularly collecting the debris on your grass whether it be leaves or other things, it helps to stop disease spreading into your grass.

As with most other plants, cutting your grass improves its strength and resilience. Every cut increases the thickness of your whole lawn making it look more lush and full. As your grass becomes denser this will increase coverage and crowd out existing weeds and allow no space for new weeds to take hold.

It is important to get the mowing height right. As I suggested in my last post, start cutting in the spring on a higher setting and then gradually reduce it to 20-30mm for an ordinary lawn. Cutting your lawn too short, too early will weaken it, encourage shallow rooting and make it more susceptible to weeds and moss.

If you are unsure what to do, then contact me and I would be happy to take over your lawn maintenance for you to create the perfect lawn for you.

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Why Grass Is Important

Why is grass so important?
For over 20 years my wife and I have lived at our current house which has a larger than normal garden. We have divided our work in the garden – my wife looking after the borders – mainly stocked with cottage garden plants – and I have tended the grass. I have used my knowledge and experience as a football groundsman to transform it year on year. Renovating and levelling the soil, reseeding and most recently feeding and cutting the grass to maintain its health.
I’ve grown to understand how important green, striped grass is to a garden. Not just because it helps to provide structure and a framing for the borders, but it is by itself a joy to look at. Even if you have no borders, well tended grass is a must!
The picture on the front page is my garden – it is my pride and joy. I want to bring some of my passion to your garden.
Derek
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