Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • Care for Your Lawn this Summer

    Despite what the calendar may say the seasons don’t seem to be playing along this year, which means that your garden will still be undergoing the kind of growth that is usually associated with springtime. On the up side, this means that there is still time to take a few simple steps to ensure that your lawn looks its best.

    Seed heads

    One of the reasons that hay fever is so rampant at this time of year is due to grass seed, which can reveal itself in seed heads or tough stalks in the lawn. These should come and go within a matter of months, but if you’re keen to reduce their appearance then spend some time raking the lawn before you mow it to ensure that any flat stalks are raised up into the path of the blades.

    Mowing

    Make time to mow the lawn on a regular basis while it is growing quickly, but be sure to avoid removing any more than a third of its length. Keep the blades high and apply the little and often rule of thumb to achieve the best results and keep your lawn nice and tidy – ready for a spur of the moment barbecue when the sun shows its face!

    New Turf

    The current conditions are perfect for new turf to establish itself in your garden as long as the correct steps are taken to prepare the soil. With a combination of good temperatures, stiff breezes and all too frequent showers, there couldn’t be a better time to spruce up an existing lawn or create a whole new grassy area to enjoy.

    Here at London Lawn Turf we are experts when it comes to laying and caring for beautiful lawns. We are one of the premier stockists of Rolawn’s range of high quality turf and lawn products, and make every effort to advise our customers on how to maximise the potential of any garden, large or small.

    To find out more about our next day delivery and landscaping in Enfield, Woking, Tunbridge Wells and everywhere in between, call us today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Dry Weather Garden Care

    Since the weather finally started to improve we’ve been treated to a few spells of sunny days where we all rushed off to the nearest pub garden or family barbecue to soak up some vitamin D and make the most of the sunshine.

    You might have noticed your plants springing into life over the last few weeks, and it’s during these periods of growth that they need the most care and attention. The sunny periods may feel all too brief to us revellers, but even a couple of days is too long for your garden to go without a drink so it’s important to remember your plants at this time of year.

    When the weather is dry, you should aim to water your plants once a day even if it’s not bright and sunny. If you’re lucky enough to have a clear sky then evenings are the best time to water, in order to avoid scorching the leaves and to reduce the amount of water that evaporates before reaching the roots.

    You can also add products such as Rolawn ProMulch to your flowerbeds, which has been awarded the Waterwise seal in recognition of its water retention properties. A thin layer of mulch will also enhance the fertility of your soil, and help to prevent weeds from invading and competing for water.

    The lawn is fairly resilient but it can also require watering in periods of drought, preferably with a sprinkler system. As an extra precaution, you raise the blades on your lawnmower and cut the grass less often to avoid putting it under too much strain during dry spells.

    For more tips and advice on how to take care of your garden, talk to the experts at London Lawn Turf Co. and we’ll be happy to help with all of your garden and landscaping queries. Call us on 0844 822 9999 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as possible.

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