Category Archives: Lawn care

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 =

Lawn update – 29th May

Hot, warm and cool to wet and dry has been the order of the day over the past week, so typical British weather then. Good for grass growth and development of a lawn though. No earthworm activity has been noticed for some time now – probably going back to early April when the ground dried out quite a bit and rainfall was distinctly lacking over much of the UK. A quick update of what has been happening over the past week: 23rd

Lawn update – 21st May

It’s now 5 weeks since the last lawn update as the renovation work was just completed, so how is it going? Here’s today’s picture: Compared with the 15th April, showing a significantly positive contrast: To finish off the renovation from the 14th April, the following day (the 15th) I then carried out a light forking (25mm – 70mm depth) of the remainder of the lawn – this just took 8 minutes to complete the bottom ‘half’. This was really a