New lawn - before and after

The Lawn & Weed Expert team were in Penylan yesterday, reviving another tired-looking lawn and doing our bit to keep Cardiff beautiful!

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grass dew

Have you ever gone for an early morning stroll when the sun is shining, walked across a lawn, field or patch of turf and realised that the grass is wet?

Well, that's known as 'morning dew' and appears on grass early in the mornings or late at night when the right weather conditions are present.

In this blog, we take a closer look at dew and answer the age-old question 'why is grass wet in the morning'. 

So, without further adew (pun intended), let's get into it...

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a rake preparing the ground for seeding and turfing

As the old saying goes, "if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail" and the same applies to your ground when planning to lay turf or sowing seed!

Ensuring your soil is properly prepared before laying any new turf or sowing seed is absolutely vital to the health and success of your lawn, so to make sure no mistakes are made, Lawn & Weed Expert are here to walk you through the process step-by-step. 

So, what are we waiting for, let's get into how to prepare your ground for seeding or turfing! 

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turf vs seed

If you've made the decision to add a new lawn to your garden, first of all, great choice! Lawns are a fantastic addition to any outdoor space, bringing a range of benefits for both you and the surrounding environment. However, now that you've decided on adding a lawn, the next big decision to make is how are you going to lay it?

Do you choose to buy ready-made turf that only requires you to roll it out onto your soil or do you seed sow your lawn from scratch? This can be a pretty tough choice to make with a lot of things to consider. So, to make things a little easier for you, in this blog we dive into both methods of adding a lawn to your garden, looking at the pros and cons of each, helping you to make the best decision for you. 

So, let's dive right into it and take a deeper look at the age-old debate of turf vs seed.

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Blades of Grass

If you're a novice when it comes to lawn care - or, more specifically, growing a new lawn from seed - you may find yourself asking the question "how many blades of grass grow one seed?"

This is a far more common question than you may think and one that carries a certain weight of importance when it comes to growing the perfect, lush green lawn.

So, if you're in the process of growing a new lawn or are just curious to know, we take a look at this very question right here in this blog!

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 can I meet people in my garden

If you've been keeping up with the news recently, you'll know that coronavirus lockdown restrictions are finally starting to lift! As of the 29th of March, people across the UK have been able to meet in groups of 6 (from no more than two households) in gardens and other outdoor areas. This is great news for people who have been isolated from friends and family for the past year!

While we're now able to meet in groups of 6, there are still a number of COVID-19 precautions you and your guests should take to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are a few reminders:

  • Limit the number of people you see
  • Remain 2 metres apart at all times
  • Wear a mask or visor
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect garden chairs, furniture and other surfaces
  • Keep your hands clean

Getting your garden ready

If you're ready to start welcoming friends and family into your garden, we'd highly recommend spending a bit of time making it look its best. We've all had a lot on our minds over the past year, so it comes as no surprise that a lot of British gardens have been neglected. Don't worry, all hope is not lost, your garden can still be a wonderful place to entertain guests in 2021 if you're willing to give it some TLC.

While the warm weather is a sign that BBQs, sunbathing and garden parties are on the way, it also indicates that your lawn is about to enter its fastest-growing period. In order to sustain this rapid growth, you need to remove built-up moss and thatch, de-compact the soil, re-seed and provide a healthy dose of nutrients.

Here at Lawn and Weed Expert, we provide a comprehensive spring lawn care service that will help your lawn grow strong and healthy! What does our spring lawn care service include? 

  • Weed Control
  • Moss Treatment
  • Specialist Lawn Feed

We also offer a range of other lawn care treatments, that can help tackle problems like lawn disease, pests and patchiness. All of our lawn care services are available across South Wales and South West England, so if you're ready for a long-awaited garden party, let us help you bring your lawn back to life!

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I don't have a garden, where can I meet people?

If you don't have a garden where you can meet with friends and family, don't worry. Gardens aren't the only places that you can meet with people. As of 29th March, the government is allowing us to meet in groups of 6 in:

  • Parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
  • Public and botanical gardens
  • Heritage sites
  • Sculpture parks
  • Allotments
  • Playgrounds
  • Outdoor sports venues and facilities

Meeting friends and family in the garden is such a treat, don't let an unruly garden spoil the day. With a little help from Lawn and Weed Expert, you can have a lawn that's perfect for picnics in no time!

Lawn care work

At Lawn & Weed Expert, we are proud to have played a vital role in helping many people to make a living from lawn care. Our lawn care training courses allow just about anyone to learn the ins and outs of this industry - whatever your age and level of experience, we can teach you to carry out a range of essential lawn maintenance jobs and set up your very own business!

Over the past few years (and the last 12 months in particular) we have helped lots of people from all over the UK to pursue rewarding careers in lawn care. We frequently hear from former trainees once they've returned home and started their own businesses - to show you how easy and enjoyable it is to enter the lawn maintenance industry, we'd like to share some of the testimonials we've received recently.

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