Whether you’re a complete novice or lawn care connoisseur, our informational yet easy-to-follow guides cover all aspects of grass sowing, growing and maintenance.
What grass seed do I need?
The best grass seed you can get is one that is of high quality and is also fit for purpose. Here at The Grass People, we pride ourselves on being able to provide both for our customers.
How to repair dog urine patches
So long as your pet pooch is the love of your life, then burnt grass patches will be the bane of it. Yes, all dog owners and lawn lovers alike will know the familiar yellowing and dead grass associated with where their pet likes to go potty.
How to manage ants in your lawn
Out of all the insects you think you may come across in your lawn, for most UK homeowners, ants will be quite far down the list. However, they do exist and there are over 30 species that can be found in Britain.
How to repair leatherjacket damage in your lawn
Life after leatherjackets seems rather wonderful – you’ve got to the root of the problem and decimated those grizzly grubs from your lawn. Unfortunately, when brought back to reality you will recognise that your hard work isn’t over yet and you now need to repair the damage they have left behind.
When to mow and fertilise a new lawn
Knowing when to mow and fertilise your newly seeded lawn can become a bit of a conundrum, especially when summer growth can make new lawns appear established within just a few weeks.
How often should I water my lawn in summer?
A UK summer often brings some surprising weather, and the wettest summer on record or the driest summer on record can be just around the corner at any time. With this being the case, it is difficult to know just how much you should be watering your lawn whether it is new or established.
How to control weeds in a newly seeded lawn
When your new grass starts to grow, it can be quite alarming when weeds start to grow with it. Sometimes, despite the most thorough seedbed preparation, weeds can lay dormant in soil until the conditions are made perfect for them to make an appearance – such as a reseed.
Typical UK weed grasses and how to get rid of them
Weed grasses are a common pest in lawns and are a particular issue in lawns that haven’t been reseeded in a few years. At first, you may notice certain areas of your lawn sporting thicker green grass and might think you’re onto a winner, however this ‘grass’ will quickly become unaesthetically pleasing and can really ruin the look of a pristine lawn.
How to get rid of leatherjackets
Leatherjackets are a brown grub-like blight on many UK lawns causing clusters of yellowing, dead grass. If leatherjackets are present in your lawn, you may also notice birds attacking your grass trying to eat them (Starlings are particular fans of this delicacy!).
How to manage your cricket grounds
Maintaining the pristine finish of a high-end cricket ground isn’t an easy task, especially with pitches in use for long periods of the spring and summer months. A well-managed pitch will ensure a fast, true and most importantly fair bounce which is vital in cricket.