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Tuesday May 18 , 2021

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September Garden Advice

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scarifyinglawnDuring September you start to notice the nights beginning to draw in which always means less time to spend working, entertaining or just relaxing outdoors!  That said though it’s still a good time to be doing jobs outside.  It can also be a time for gales, so be prepared: ensure your plants, shrubs and trees are staked properly to avoid them getting damaged.

This is a great time to take cuttings from tender plants like fuchsias, harvest your fruit and veg, and go on, sprinkle a little TLC on your lawn!!  September is often considered ‘lawn care month’, a time when we reinvigorate them for next year by removing thatch, aerating and applying a top dressing.  So, for those of you doing this for the first time here’s a quick guide how to do just that and have a fabulous lawn next year!

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How to deal with dog urine on your lawn

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Some of our customers have dogs and they often ask us how they can avoid those dead patches that show up on their lawn after their dog has urinated.  Bitches create more damage as they tend to use the same spot over and over again, where as dogs tend to mark many spots.  So, we did some research and found some fairly routine solutions and some, well not quite so routine ... let's just call them a little bit different that work for some people.  See what you think....

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How to care for your lawn in hot dry weather

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Lawns generally are able to withstand periods of drought, however, some tips on what you can to do help your lawn are:

  • Lift the cutting blades on the mower, this helps encourage deeper roots and reduces evaporation from the surface - this helps to keep its lush green appearance for longer
  • Don't apply fertilser or other chemicals as this could put the lawn under stress
  • Water the lawn when the heat of the sun has past, preferably in the evening this allows the lawn all evening to soak it up
  • When water is available again light pricking with a fork will help water penetrate the surface
  • Feed and treat your lawns well at other times of the year so that it is more resiliant to stressful conditions during the summer

If you live in Coventry and your lawn needs some tender loving care contact Blue Daisy here!

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