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Loose the Lawn?

2. June 2010

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Loose the Lawn?

“Lose the Lawn” is an American campaign that is gaining momentum as  water restrictions force gardeners, expecially in California, to re-think how they maintain their green spaces. http://www.losethelawn.com/ http://www.seabreezenurseries.com/FireYourLawnGuys.htm

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Month by Month Lawn Calendar

1. May 2010

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Month by Month Lawn Calendar

This is the Global Gardening Lawn Calendar. Every month, I will post a short blog about how to manage your lawn at that time of year. The idea is to help you think about how much time and money your lawn takes to look after. 36% of gardeners report that their lawns grow all year […]

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Lawn Calendar – May

1. May 2010

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Regular mowing once a week is normal at this time of year but remember to leave the height of the cut at least 1 inch or more. Varying the direction of the cut helps the lawn to grow evenly. If the lawn is dry don’t start to water it too much as this can be […]

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Lawn Diary – April

1. April 2010

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This month is a good time to use an organic fertiliser but only apply when the lawn is dry but the ground is moist . Be prepared to water again in 2/3 days if it has not rained to make the fertiliser more effective. The soil should be starting to warm up during April so fill in any […]

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Lawn Calendar – March

1. March 2010

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Lawns start growing as soon as the days get longer and weather conditions improve. If you think your lawn needs a trim at this time of year then make sure the blades are at the highest setting and try not to do it more than twice during March. Grass needs to adapt to warmer temperatures […]

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Lawn Calendar – January/February

1. January 2010

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This is the time of year with very little lawn maintenance as the ground will probably be wet or frosty. It is best to avoid using the lawn in these conditions as it damages easily. I read somewhere that light brushing is a good way to remove dew and surface moisture on fine lawns but […]

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Lawn Calendar – Nov/Dec

1. November 2009

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You shouldn’t have to mow your lawn now as it will have stopped growing for the winter but there is still work to be done to keep your lawn in tip-top condition Aeration Aeration is as much a part of looking after your lawn at any time of the year as it is in autumn […]

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Lawn Calendar – October

1. October 2009

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Lawn Calendar – October

In recent years, October weather has been very warm so you may find that you need to continue to mow the lawn. Do raise the height of the cut to at least 1.5 to 2 inches and rake any leaves and debris from the lawn on a regular basis.

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Lawn Diary- September

2. September 2009

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Lawn Diary- September

Warmer temperatures at this time of year will encourage grass growth so you may still need to mow your lawn but not as often. Be flexible about when you mow the  lawn as if it is very dry, the grass will need to be interfered with. Heavy rainfall often comes all at once now which […]

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Lawn Diary – August

1. August 2009

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August is often a time when the lawn gets most use as children are on holiday and playing in the garden – or lying down if you have teenagers like me! Why is it that this age group spend so much of their day in a horizontal position? Most  lawns have stopped growing so much […]

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