How to make your lawn greener

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How to make your lawn greener

If your lawn is looking a little tired and you are looking to make your lawn greener and lusher, we can help you make your lawn greener with our step-by-step guide.  So, how to make your lawn greener?

1. Water your lawn

If you do not water your lawn enough during Summer months, your grass will turn yellow.  To help your grass stay lush and green during hotter months, water your grass with at least an inch of water every week.  Try not to over water it, you will know if you have if the garden looks too boggy a few days after watering.

2. Mow your lawn

At specific times throughout the year, you need to mow your lawn more or less often and cut it at different height settings.  Click here to find out when and how you should cut your lawn.

4-Wheel Self Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower
4-Wheel Self Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower

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We bought one of these in 2012 and it is still mowing our lawn beautifully. The Honda HRG466SK is an upgraded version of the HRG 465 SD and embodies Honda’s acute attention to detail when it comes to design and craftsmanship, offering convenience and ease of use without sacrificing top-quality performance. This model is self-propelled, making it much easier to use than a push propelled mower, and ideal for maintaining medium to large gardens with uneven, undulating or sloping lawns. The HRG 466 SK has also been built to last and boasts a robust steel cutting deck offering a wide cutting width of 46cm, specially treated to resist corrosion, rust and UV abrasion for longer service life. Honda’s intelligent blade design, meanwhile, will save you money and reduce maintenance requirements; if the blade hits an obstacle, it will twist rather than break, making the HRG 466 SK more reliable and easier to service.

3. Use a Fertilizer/Lawn Feed

Natural lawn fertilizers are widely reported to be better for your grass and the environment and they also produce much more lush and greener lawns than synthetics.

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This is an undisputed bestseller in terms of helping to make your lawn thicker and greener.  It has a distinct nitrogen formula which gives a rich green lawn.  Kills dandelions, white clover, plantains and moss.  A balanced fertiliser with potassium and nitrogen to help build a thick lawn.  Helps protect against heat, drought and other stresses due to the Watersmart formula.  Kills dandelions, daisies and clover but not your lawn. After applying this product in accordance with the label instructions keep children and pets away from treated areas until the granules have been watered in thoroughly and the areas have dried.  Use from April to September.  Ideal to use with an Evergreen spreader or Scotts spreader to ensure even coverage.  Click here to find bag sizes.

Evergreen Fast Green Lawn Food

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EverGreen extreme green will give you the luscious deep green lawn you’ve always wanted and fast.  The high nitrogen content and additional nutrients will give you visible results in just 3 days.  For results apply using an EverGreen Scotts Spreader to ensure even application.  Use from March to September.

Organic Lawn Feed

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With SafeLawn children and pets need not be excluded from treated areas.  The grass seed will germinate to fill gaps and help create a lusher, thicker lawn and as the grass becomes stronger it will start to outcompete weed and moss.  Westland SafeLawn is an organic fertiliser with added lawn seed, made with only natural ingredients.  This pack will cover 150 m2 (the equivalent of 15 car parking spaces).

EverGreen Spreader

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The EverGreen Easy Spreader Plus is ideal for applying EverGreen granular lawn products and seed to your lawn.  Being a drop spreader, it allows you to apply your lawn product and seed accurately.  This means that no product will escape from the sides and land on beds and borders, which is particularly important when applying weed and/or moss control products.  The Easy Spreader Plus has a convenient on and off switch for safe turn around, and adjustable settings to ensure the correct application rate for the product.

There are various different organic lawn fertilizers currently on the market, to find a selection, click here.

4. Recycle your grass cuttings

When your lawnmower is full of cuttings, sprinkle them back on the grass you have just cut.  Pay particular attention to any patchy areas and cover generously to promote growth.  Then just carry on with cutting your grass and do the same for each area whenever the lawnmower is full.  Grass cuttings decompose and return much-needed nutrients to the soil and make a natural mulch.  Once you’ve sprinkled the cuttings, give your lawn a little water to help it along.

For guidance on how to find a good gardener click here.

For guidance on when and how often you should cut your grass, click here.

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