The Gardening Year Jul 2020

July

Caring for your lawn

The lawn is generally the centrepiece on which life in the garden takes place. A few regular actions will ensure that your lawn looks its best all summer long and grow again vigorously next year.

Mowing

Mowing frequently and with less height is better than an occasional radical shortening of tall grass. For that reason we recommend that you mow your lawn once a week at this time of the year. Let the grass stalks grow 5 to 8cm long in summer - you can easily set the different heights on your lawnmower.

Take a look at our range of electric lawnmowers here to find the one to suit your needs.

Cutting and trimming edges

What is the use of having a perfectly mowed lawn if the edges are untidy? A perfect lawn finish can be achieved by using a Lawn Edge Iron, Lawn Edge Trimmer and Lawn Shears. The WOLF-Garten range provides plenty of choice for every requirement.

Watering

A new lawn regularly requires water for some weeks until it has set deep roots. You will also need to water existing lawns if the grass blades do not spring back upright at once after they are walked on. It is important that the water penetrates at least 12cm deep into the ground, right to the ends of the roots. If you water more often but too little, the lawn will not form deep roots and will dry out more quickly.

Destroying weeds

Weeds including dandelions and buttercups increasingly make their way onto your lawn and should be dug out regularly together with their roots. For this task, use our multi-change® Weed Extractor or Weeding Knife. If you have larger areas of lawn then weed killer and moss killer will help you save time when tackling the weeds.