Category Archives: Lawn care

Lawn update – 27th July

This is a log of the previous 3 weeks of lawn work. The early part of this period saw very dry and hot weather with it turning to heavy rain and cooler over this past week. 7th July: 1600: Air temp – 22.8C; Soil – 22.7C; Grass height mostly around 55mm; cut height = 40mm; Very small amount of clippings removed after the cut – about 1/8th box only. I took this last photograph to illustrate what 40mm cut grass

Lawn update 1st and 4th July

1st July – routine maintenance continues on my lawn; still looking good ,especially with no artificial watering at all. 0930 – very few weeds on the lawn, mostly young ones – clover and dandelion, but just a few so I’m continuing with hand weeding as this shows how effective it can be if carried out routinely and without the need for pesticide applications. The grass height was mostly 60mm, although some – very few – had put a burst on and were

Lawn update – 29th June – part b

24th June: Soil temp: 18.9C; Air temp: 21.4C (time data taken 1045) Grass height before mowing – mostly 50mm Cut height 40mm; about 1/8th of a box of clippings. It has been very dry and warm for some time now and it’s getting hotter. Some of the lawn edge is certainly ready for another trim with the long handled edging shears. I thought I’d try a simple experiment and check the moisture reading for two distinct areas of the lawn: dry

Lawn update – 29th June – part a

Well, 2-weeks from the previous update – actually on the 11th June – and with the weather being very hot and dry for nearly all of this time (except for a small amount of rain over the past 2 days) grass growth and productivity slowed significantly. I’ve split this update into two parts due to the number of photographs. 13th June: Soil temp: 19.2C; Air temp: 18.7C (time data taken 1915) Grass height before mowing – mostly 55mm, some 50mm rarely

Lawn update – 11th June

It’s just been a matter of keeping on top of the grass growth with regular mowing over the past 14 days. The lawn has been cut at 40mm on 1st, 4th, 9th and 11th June; so 4 times over a period of 14 days, although if I went back an extra day to the 28th May when it was also cut then, so this would be 5 cuts in 15-days. Temperature data taken on those days: 1st: 1500: Air temp =