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Lawn Care Questions
Q: I now have only a small lawn and need to get a mower. What
recommendations do you have for a bumpy but small lawn?
A: You could have a hand power mower although you may need to address
the issue of a very bumpy lawn whatever mower you have.
Mowing your lawn regularly is important, longer grass will be harder
to cut with a push mower.
Q: My local golf course looks amazing. How can I get my lawn
to look like this?
A: Their specific routine may be slightly different to this - but
here's one used by a golf club - They water heavily (about 30 -
45 minutes) twice a week. Fertilize
every two weeks and mow the lawn to about three inches.
The heavy watering and fertilization will encourage the grass to
grow deep roots making it harder for weeds to get established or
This may be too regular a feeding regime for a domestic lawn, but
rolawn direct have lots of information about feeding
Q: My new lawn looks rather thin and uneven, what can I do?
A: It may be some areas were underseeded. You can apply more seed
in these areas after raking them. You may need to weed the lawn
to remove those weeds which are competing.
If soil has settled then you may need to fix this too. You can apply
topsoil if it's not too bad or in very sunken areas you will need
to repatch areas by digging and reseeding.
Check for drainage too in these areas.
Watch out for your mower being set too low - if it scalps the grass
it may be damaging the grass but allowing more air and light for
weeds. You can try raising the blades in these areas.
Q: how often should I mow my lawn?
A: As often as it needs it. Don't leave it too long between cuts
once the cutting season has started though.
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