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.
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.
Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Electric Wheeled Lawn Mower with 5 height settings (click to view on Amazon)
This number 1 best seller lawnmower is perfect for medium to large-sized gardens. Designed to be simple and easy to use with useful carry handle and an easy to remove grass box. Choose your ideal cutting height with a choice of five settings between 20 to 60 mm, easily adjustable with a central handle. Matched with its number 1 selling Electric Trimmer and Edger the two combined make light work of lawns across the country.
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.
Miracle Grow Evergreen Complete 4 in 1 (click to view on Amazon)
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.
Evergreen Fast Green Lawn Food (click to view on Amazon)
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 (click to view on Amazon)
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 (EverGreen Scotts Spreader)
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.
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For guidance on when and how often you should cut your grass, click here.