Tag Archives: spring

Question: Timing of lawn treatments

By | 25/01/2018

I received this question in January 2018 from a reader who is worried about the timing of lawn treatments. She is planning on opening her garden to the public for a day. My lawn was laid approx 18 years ago with good quality turf. The turf was laid on heavy clay soil and has been well looked after… Read More »

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 »

When should I start mowing my lawn?

By | 16/02/2017

At the beginning of a new growing season, you should start to mow your lawn when it shows sign of growth. In the UK we are experiencing very mild winters. Climate change is affecting plants, changing their growth patterns. Grasses start to grow when the soil warms. In the UK, our winters have become much warmer. Soil temperatures… Read More »