Are you struggling to make your lawn ‘perfect’? Here David Hedges Gower of @Lawn Association explains how to achieve a low maintenance lawn, how to make sure it’s environmentally friendly and we look at the different lawn options you have today – smart lawn, low maintenance lawn, meadow lawn, nectar lawn and the problems with artificial grass.
00:38 The Lawn Association: https://lawnassociation.org.uk/
01:32 Does the perfect lawn with green stripes have to be hard work?
02:19 The perfect lawn – needs about one hour care in spring and autumn plus mowing
02:48 True Grass organic lawn fertiliser: https://truegardenrange.com/
03:20 The very low maintenance lawn
04:53 Don’t water or irrigate your lawn – let it go brown and it will bounce back (unless you live in a country where traditional lawns are not appropriate)
05:28 The wildflower or meadow lawn
05:36 Wildlife friendly tips from @Wild Your Garden with Joel Ashton https://youtu.be/hvnmRx_DVoA
05:42 The results of our No Mow May experiment – you can experiment with your lawn
06:48 Leave a patch of lawn with longer grass
07:26 Can you damage your lawn by leaving grass longer? Can you then go back to traditional lawn if you want to?
08:14 The nectar lawn
09:14 Is a lawn environmentally friendly
09:50 Where you live is important – lawns are more environmentally friendly in some climates
10:14 Use native grasses – they’ll grow better
10:23 A lawn absorbs pollution, dust and carbon dioxide, improves drainage in wet weather and cools the environment in hot weather. It offers a habitat for birds, pollinators and soil life.
11:24 If your climate doesn’t suit a traditional lawn, it’s not eco-friendly to have one
11:41 How to create a dry (gravel) garden: https://youtu.be/uIF2hpMC3ZI
11:50 The problems with artificial grass
13:55 The progress of our mini meadow front garden
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