{this blog is written by Phil Argent, The Dyslexic Blogger - so there might be a few typos, a few bits that don't seem to make sense, but should be a general good read)

Lawn Care Hacks - before and after photos are brilliant

So you think your lawn is bad, well to be honest most lawns we get invited to look after start in a bad condition (technically speaking we find that most lawns are underfed, over cut and just simply not looked after by anyone who cares - thats why were here.

 A before photo - this is quite unusual, but sometimes a lawn can run away from you.

A before photo - this is quite unusual, but sometimes a lawn can run away from you.

Where you employe a All Gardening Lawn Service technician, we have a really good process of sorting out the 1st visit. Once we've done that we take the time to have a really good look at the lawn, how its used and also how it might be looked after in the future.

The process often goes like this: 3 easy steps:

  1. Carry out the 1st cut - now the trick to the 1st cut is we just want to get it in hand, we also don't want to hammer it. So the rule is cut it down to around 70mm. This leaves lots of grass length for the plant to recover. We may have to cut the lawn 3 times to get it to this length but once there we just tidy it up and trim the edges.
  2. Assess 1m2 - what we now do is look at 1m2 of the lawn, all to often people will look at the whole lawn and then work out a program how to fix it. But its a lot easier just looking at 1 little bit, if we need to we may look at a few 1m sections. Once we've done this we can get a really good idea of what the problems are - moss, weeds, poor grass growth, no grass.....
  3. Design a program - this is the best bit, once we've looked at the lawn, and we've worked on it to get the 1st cut it, we can then plan how to get it back into condition. It can be very easy and can be done in just 1 - 2 visits. That said we like to give nature a chance and often design a program over a series of seasons so we can take into account how it responds as the year goes along. Technically this is better as we can then support the lawn into the following year.
 After photo - the lawn after the 1st visit, it took 3 passes to get the length down.

After photo - the lawn after the 1st visit, it took 3 passes to get the length down.

As you can see from the picture above, a lawn after the 1st visit can look quite tidy, but it also shows there it need care.

To watch a video of the whole visit and the process of getting the lawn down into condition watch it now:

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The equipment we use:

Van - Ford transit van | Mower - Hayter pro | Aerator - Easy core 205 | Scarifier - Eliet Scarifier | Lawn feeder - scotts acupro 2000 |

We like to thank the guys at Artsigns in London  and De-sign harrogate. Both very good for van livery.

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