Posts Tagged ‘lawn problems’

5 Lawn Problems you can solve with Fake Grass

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Family garden fake lawn in Romford1. North facing

Lawns need around 4 hours of light a day to stay healthy.  North facing gardens are not so much of a problem in the summer because the sun is higher in the sky.   The winter however can be a nightmare.  The damp conditions cause algae, slime, and moss growth; you may even get the odd mushroom.

2. Over-shadowed

If your house, neighbouring buildings, or tall trees cast a huge shadow over your lawn, it probably won’t get enough sunlight.  Grass in a shaded garden is normally patchy and mossy and you’ll have the hassle of re-seeding every year.

3. South facing

Lawns in sunny gardens can get scorched in the direct sunlight, turning grass from lush green to yellow/brown.  Lawn watering is normally more costly, using more water means higher monthly bills.

4. Outdoor play equipment

Swings, slides, and climbing frames leave unsightly marks on your lawn.  Wear and patching is inevitable.  Trampolines are the worst as the grass area underneath the mat is blocked out so gets zero sun.

5. Fruit trees

Falling apples, pears, plums or cherries can cause a lot of mess.  Sticky, rotting fruit will attract pests into your garden and the remains are hard to clear up.  You cannot clean natural grass.

If you’ve got any of these lawn problems, fake grass could transform your garden, making it more attractive, more usable, and less hassle.  You can be free of maintenance, save money on treatments, and start enjoying your outdoor space.

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What to do about lawn problems

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

grass lawn with mossWeeds

Dandelion, buttercups, daisies will ruin the look of your lawn as they spread like wildfire when left untreated.  Find yourself a lawn treatment that will kill weeds, without damaging the grass.  Watch out for worm casts (deposits of mud) as they allow weed seeds to germinate.


Mosses are very resilient and can take a lot of work to get rid of.  Apply a mosskiller and spike the lawn, this will help to enhance drainage, moss thrives in damp conditions.  Feed the lawn regularly to improve the condition of the soil.

Pale Grass

This is normally due to mal-nourishment.  Your lawn needs a pick-me-up.  It is weak because all the nutrients available in the soil have been absorbed and there’s nothing left for it to feed on.  Don’t over water it; the damp conditions may cause other problems to develop too.

Yellowing Grass

This could be down to a fungal infection called Rust that manifests itself by changing the grass colour from green to yellow.  It is most common in lawns where Nitrogen is in short supply.  You can cure it with a Nitrogen-based feed or lawn treatment.

Bare Patches

Normally due to mowing the lawn too short.  Many people do this as it means they don’t have to mow their lawns as often.  Unfortunately, these scalped patches will make it vulnerable to all sorts of other problems.  Re-seed and try a miracle grow treatment.

Fed up with your lawn?

If all this sounds like too much hard work and you’re fed up with on-going lawn problems…consider artificial grass.  You’ll have a perfect lawn all year round with none of the hassle.  You’ll finally be free to concentrate on the rest of the plants and flowers that make your garden beautiful.

See the amazing results in our grass gallery

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