Tag Archives: autumn

How soil temperature affects grass growth

By | 24/11/2017

The soil temperature in which your grass lives greatly affects the speed at which the grass grows. A warmer soil contains more energy. More energy available enables chemical process driving plant growth to work faster and more efficiently. This means grass can make food quicker (through photosynthesis) and therefore grow faster. There is a direct correlation between the… Read More »

Yellow club fungus (clavulinopsis helvola)

By | 17/11/2017

Yellow club fungus is a species of coral fungus in the Clavariaceae family. The latin name for the species is clavulinopsis helvola. The generic name Clavaria comes from the Latin clava, meaning a club and helvola means pale yellow, so it is literally a ‘pale yellow club’. Club fungus will grow to a a similar height to mown grass, so can be overlooked.… Read More »

Question: Fertilisation after scarifying?

By | 10/09/2017

I received this question about fertilisation after scarifying from a Mr. Pricket in September 2017 through my ask a question page. Hi Kris, I’ve been through the annual slog of scarifying and re-seeding the lawn. Slightly concerned as I really tucked into the thatch and left quite a lot of open space between plants. Once the seed takes… Read More »