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Top Tips for a Greener Lawn in your Garden.. Read our Top Tips on how to create and maintain a green lawn.

If you like gardening or just like the look of a lovely green lawn - we hope our “top-tips” will help you to keep your current lawn looking at it’s best, or alternatively help you to breath some new life into a lawn in your garden that has seen better days!
Creating a lush green coloured lawn is perhaps not as difficult as you may think, but it will require some time, some care and attention, and as with most gardening tasks, a little bit of effort too.
If you have just moved into a “new build” property, or are considering laying a complete new lawn, consider the type of turf available to suit your usage as well as your garden. Do you need or want a hardwearing lawn or a lush ornamental one? Are you thinking of a traditional garden lawn? A sports surface lawn? Or one that resembles a bowling green? All of these are available to you.
When it comes to our top tips for a green lawn… perhaps the most important one (before we get to lawn care and mowing) is to remember that all lawns need annual and seasonal feeding for them to to look their best. This is achieved by way of using dedicated lawn fertilisers. So, give your lawn a feed each season - not only will it keep it green, it will protect it from disease and pests too. Having a strong nutrient and fertile rich soil will do wonders for a lawn of any size or shape.
Keep weeds to a minimum. Weeds can sap all the nutrients out of a lawn preventing it from looking its best. Either manually remove weeds on a regular basis or keep on top of things by way of using a purpose “of the shelf” lawn weed killer every now and then.
Water your lawn during dry periods - and especially so during summer. For a lawn to develop a lovely green colour it needs several things; sunlight, air, fertiliser, and water. In addition the grass must be cut during the active growing season with a suitable lawnmower. But to get back to this tip - we recommend you invest in a good hosepipe that will allow you to easily water your lawn when needed.
Sow some extra grass seed - but make sure it is the same type as your existing lawn! Extra seed will create a fuller and lusher lawn, even if you don’t have any unsightly bare patches. A fuller lawn also helps keep weeds at bay too.
Aerate your lawn. Aeration is the making of small holes in a lawn to allow air to penetrate into the turf. This process lets fresh air get into the sub-soil of your lawn, encouraging and stimulating root growth. It can also help with drainage if the soil beneath your lawn is compacted down. Lawns can be aerated with purposely designed garden tools or if your garden is quite small you could complete this task with a simple garden fork. Professional garden contractors and lawn care companies will use a hollow tyne type aerator tool to carry out this task.
Scarify the lawn with a simple lawn rake or a powered lawn raker. To put it simple - this Top Tip on how to get a greener lawn involves you raking out old dead grass, moss, and debris, this is commonly referred to as “thatch”. In any lawned area, thatch prevents fresh grass from growing and starves it from air, water, and all the nutrients that are needed for you to create and maintain a lush looking green lawn in your garden. For a small garden this process can be carried out by using a spring tyne type lawn rake, but to save time and the effort involved you may wish to either buy or maybe hire an electric or petrol engined lawn rake machine instead? These are very effective at removing thatch and moss, stripping it out at quite a fast rate of speed too.
Mow your lawn on a regular basis during the grass growing season - make sure you use a lawnmower that is in a good working order with a sharp mowing blade. The mowing season can vary throughout the UK depending on where you live. In the Northern regions of the UK such as Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Yorkshire - this is typically from around the middle of March up to early October, but in warmer areas such as Berkshire, Cornwall, and Devon - the mowing season can last all-year round. Wherever you reside, be sure to cut your grass on a regular basis, this will promote new growth, help keep weeds and pests at bay, and contribute towards achieving a lovely healthy green colour to it.
Sunlight - this is our last Top Tip to get a greener lawn in your garden. For grass to grow and be healthy it needs sunlight. Although some varieties can grow in partial shade, all types of grass require an adequate volume of light. Take into account any trees or structures that are preventing your lawn from getting a good supply of sun light. If need be trim the trees or any shrubbery back and consider the positioning of things such as garden sheds, fence panels and the similar. Without sun light any lawn will be prevented from growing properly as well as being susceptible to ongoing problems such as moss and lawn disease.   

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