Category Archives: Lawn care

Lawn update – 3rd November

Autumn is well underway with tree leaves coming off in abundance, but winter is also creeping up as we have had some cold winds, yet temperatures have been fairly mild (but not for long periods as daylight hours are now shortening significantly) in the main. This is essentially keeping the grass leaf growing when it should ideally be starting to slow its growth and store much needed food in its roots (or stolons / rhizomes if present) ready for overwintering. You will

Lawn update – October

Unfortunately my mum passed away on 16th October so the desire to think about blog articles has been reduced somewhat. Whilst the temperature is relatively mild for the time of year, the light levels are reducing significantly and temperatures are dropping for grass growth. Just two cuts during October so far, I might get a light topping in before the end of the month but there again it might wait until early November. Sunday October 8th, 12:30: Air temp: 16.0C

Last lawn mowing for September

Well this was the last cut for September, on the 30th: Soil temp = 16.1C; Air temp = 18.6C (time taken 1630) Grass height mostly 65mm (ranging from 60mm – 75mm): cut again at 40mm Grass was damp for all of the day and wet when cut Moss is creeping back into some areas of the lawn (top part) I also carried out a light hand forking – more of a light stabbing of the fork to maybe 40mm depth

Lawn Update – September 23rd

Autumn weather is certainly starting to take hold with cooler, wetter weather and the nights are drawing in very rapidly, being dark for 1945 by now. 15th September (1600): Air temp = 16.1C; Soil temp = 13.0C Grass height: ranged from 55mm – 65mm; averaging 60mm Waste clippings: 1/3rd of a box I measured the size of the mower box to help give an indication of the total volume of grass clippings I will have removed during the year when I

Lawn update – 9th September

The nights are starting to draw in quite quickly now; dark for 20:15. The past 2-weeks have seen a lot of rainfall and temperatures have been noticeably cooling. Work carried out over the past week: 1st September Grass height before cutting at 40mm = most at 75mm; some to 100mm; Soil temperature: 15C; Air temperature: 19C (time recorded = 5pm) 1 full box of grass clippings Intensive hand raking in the top area of the lawn to remove some moss which