what insects are harmful to lawns

It's getting to the time of year when you need to start thinking about lawn care again. With warmer nights bringing family BBQs, garden parties, and more - it's vital that you spend some time making your lawn as green and healthy as it can be. Our lawns are often the heart of the garden, with children and dogs running around and playing all summer long, so giving your lawn the treatments it needs to grow strong and healthy will pay dividends in the long run. Today we're going to talk about one of the biggest garden pet peeves - insects! 


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If you're wondering how to identify Fusarium and what Fusarium looks like, then you're in the right place! In this blog, we'll take a look at the characteristics and features of Fusarium so you can spot it before it damages your lawn beyond repair.


giant hogweed dangerous weed

It's important to be aware of dangerous weeds in your garden. After all, you don't want them to ruin the beautiful scenery of your outdoor space!

To ensure your garden stays happy and healthy, here's a list of the most dangerous weeds in UK gardens to be aware of. 


lawn covered in white snow - what is fusarium patch disease? how to identify fusarium patch disease

Fusarium patch disease is a fungal disease caused by the fungus Microdochium nivale. Fusarium can occur at any time of year, but it is more common during the autumn period, and if left untreated, throughout the winter months as well.

Fusarium disease is usually a result of damp and unfavourable conditions in your lawn which can be caused by all manner of issues, including excess shade caused by bracken or thatch build up, poor drainage caused by lawn compaction, or heavy rainfall.


circle of mushrooms growing on lawn - waht causes fairy rings, how to get rid of fairy rings

If you’ve spotted a suspicious looking arrangement of mushrooms in your lawn, in the forest, or any grassy space, it's possible that you're looking at what’s known as a fairy ring. Also sometimes referred to as a fairy circle, elf ring, or pixie ring, their unusually perfect circle shapes can look a little odd, it’s no wonder than in the past folks would assume they had a supernatural origin.

Nowadays we have enough science to understand what causes fairy rings and why they look the way they do – if you’re wondering what fairy rings are and what causes them, you’re in the right place to find some answers! More...

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