Happy New Year?

Welcome 2013, welcome reader(s). Its over – survived another Christmas, more than be said for the turkey!

With the festivities out of the way we can now turn our attention to other things including the garden.

Front page news on today’s Daily Telegraph is the forecast of the end of the home owner’s “bowling green” lawn. Various professors and experts tell us that the climate has it in for our poor old grass. Its ability to withstand the constant changeable weather and deluges is compromised by being cut short a la the bowling green.

The Odd Daisy and Buttercup

So their advice – leave your grass longer in the summer. Learn to put up with the odd daisy and buttercup because time spent in pursuit of the ideal lawn is not rewarded, and your grass suffers as a result.

Frequency and Height

As our regular reader(s) know the height at which you cut your grass is something that we have discussed before. One size does not fit all – so the home owner that has the lawnmower set at one height – come spring or autumn is not doing it properly. Likewise the frequency of mowing and the cutting height are linked. If you want our guidance you will find it here.