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Lawn Aftercare

Mowing your turf

Get the best from your lawn by ensuring you have a suitable mowing regime.

Watering your turf and soil drainage

How to correctly water your turf to keep it looking green and avoid waterlogging.

Fertilising your turf

Advice on how and when to fertilise your lawn to keep it healthy, green and hard wearing.

Changes in your turf after laying

How turf adapts to its environment and the care you give it after laying.

Toadstools & fungi in turf

Why toadstools may appear in newly-laid turf and how to deal with them

Earthworms in your turf

How to deal with earthworm casts on your lawn


Why thatch occurs in lawns and how to deal with it.


How to scarify your lawn to remove thatch and moss to encourage healthy grass growth

Top dressing

Advice on how and when to apply topdressing to improve the appearance, drainage and tolerance to wear and tear of your lawn and level out minor undulations.


How to overseed a lawn to repair damaged areas, improve colour and reduce weed and moss invasion

Seed heads in your turf

Seed heads forming in grasses is a natural process, but with maintenance the problem can be minimised.  

Annual Meadow Grass (Poa annua)

Annual Meadow Grass is prolific in the northern hemisphere, but can be managed to minimise content in your lawn.

Soil compaction & aeration

Compaction is the reduction of soil pore space. Soils are generally 50% pore space and 50% solid. The pore space is needed to conduct water and oxygen to your turf and many thousands of other plants, microbes and animals that live in the soil. 

Algae and moss in lawns

Identify the signs of algae and moss in your lawn and view suggestions how you can bring your lawn back to full health.  

Broadleaf weeds in your turf

Broadleaf weeds are the easiest to identify in turf; here we explain how to remove them and prevent the weeds from reoccurring.  

Colours in your turf

The colour of turf can vary greatly, but understanding what the different colours mean can help manage any potential issues and ensure a healthy and long-lasting lawn.

Damage to lawns caused by animals

The different ways dogs, cats and other animals can harm your lawn, steps you can take to minimise the damage and advice on how you can repair your lawn if animal damage has already occurred.

Using a spreader to fertilise a lawn

What's the difference between a drop-spreader and a broadcast spreader? Find out here, along with guidance on achieving an even coverage when you use a spreader to fertilise a lawn.

How to edge a lawn

Find out how to create a neat, tidy edge to your lawn.