Ask the Experts on 0800 669 6325 or Contact us

Mon - Fri 9am-5:30pm Sat 10am-4pm 

Is your lawn picnic ready?

July is National Picnic Month, and even though, of course, it is wonderful to eat your picnic in the countryside or down on the beach, sometimes a back garden picnic is just fine too!


You really do not want prickly grass getting where it shouldn’t do whilst you are munching on your sarnies, so take a note of these mowing tips so that you can enjoy the most comfortable picnic you can and look after your grass at the same time!

 

Many people start their spring lawn cuts with the mower set high and then lower them over a period of time. Logically the cut should now be at its lowest. But, the Lawn Association state “That’s wrong – your grass is tired and not getting the water it wants; so why stress it even more by cutting off the little food reserves it still has in its leaves?”

 

David Hedges Gower chairman of the Lawn Association continues “For tidy summer mowing, first sharpen the blade and then mow regularly - but just take off the tip of the leaves; this leaves enough leaf to photosynthesise in all that lovely sunshine. And if you allow the cuttings to fall back into the lawn they return valuable moisture to the sward.”

 

Make sure after you have placed anything on your lawn to remove it when done, and let your lawn breathe, but don’t forget just to enjoy this green space too, it is there for you to use, not just to look at!


So if you can’t go further afield, have your picnic at home in your very own back garden oasis and relax on your sea of green!

 


Related Articles on Hints & Tips
Your Lawn : The key to success this summer

Summer can take its toll on any lawn. But it needn’t be cause for panic – some basic understanding of how lawns work and of the impact of our variable weather will answer the most common questions asked by people who want their lawn looking good in the summer. 

Read more
How to make your lawn bee-friendly

Lawns form the heart of most gardens. Most lawns are made up from intricate mixes of grass varieties. But from a pollinator perspective lawns are a monoculture and although some grasses are larval plants for some moth species and grass does make pollen, grasses are wind-pollinated and not ideal food plants for most insects. However, the other plants that grow within a lawn, that you might detest, or class as weeds, are actually vital early spring food plants for our pollinator pals.

Read more
Preparing the Greenhouse for Summer Seedlings

It may not be the most glamorous of tasks but cleaning and repairing the greenhouse in preparation for the season’s seedlings, cuttings and plug plants is best done before you get too busy.  Removing algae, moss and grime will let more light in and will also help to control pests and disease.

Read more
January's Gardening Tasks

January is a great time for getting the garden in shape for a busy spring:

Read more
Winter Storage for your Lawn Mower

Puting your lawnmower away for the winter months is something we all do, as the grass growth virtually stops and the lawn is ofter too wet and muddy to walk on, let alone take a lawnmower on.

Read more
Gardening Tasks for November

November is a good time for contemplation. Take a good luck at your lawns. Happy with them? If not, look at an action plan for next year in terms of what needs doing and when.

There are some good companies operating nationally who will come and renovate your lawn and carry out all maintenance leaving you to do just the mowing to do!

Read more
Gardening Tasks for October

Lawns – so it’s a busy time on your lawn in October, but here’s a tip to make life easier! For those final mowings of the season, use the mower to shred the leaves and add organic humus to the lawn – it saves you the problem of sweeping them up!

Read more
Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin
Search engine powered by ElasticSuite
How big is your Garden?
Draw around your lawn on the map to find the most suitable products.
Zoom in on your property. Click or tap to draw a path around your garden to measure the area.