January lawn care tips

As we enter into a brand new year, you might be wondering how you can achieve a green & healthy lawn. Truth be told, January can be a really tough month for your lawn - you can expect freezing temperatures and maybe even snow! The team here at Lawn and Weed Expert have put together some January lawn care tips to keep your lawn thriving.

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Frosty lawn grass

SHORT ANSWER: Avoid walking on your lawn when there's frost on the grass. Grass becomes more brittle in cold temperatures, and walking on it may damage your lawn.

Winter is almost upon us, which means that you may well see some frost on your lawn very soon.

A frosted lawn may look very pretty, but it should be admired only from a distance. Walking on your grass at this time of year can do a lot more damage than it would during the warmer months.

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scarifier

If you're trying to care for your lawn in the best way possible, then it's important you know the difference between scarifying, raking and dethatching. Each of these processes contributes to overall lawn health, but it's important you do them at the right time and for the right reasons.

Raking your lawn can help remove surface debris while dethatching and scarifying will tackle the thick mats of thatch that will eventually suffocate your lawn and prevent it from absorbing nutrients. In this blog, we'll show you how and when you should use each process.

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what is mulching

If you're looking for a natural way to improve the quality of your soil and prevent weeds, mulching might be the answer. Here at Lawn and Weed Expert, we believe mulching your lawn and garden at the right time of year can be very beneficial. Today we're going to walk you through the mulching process step-by-step so you can see exactly how it works!

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how did lawns become a status symbol

It's hard to believe that once upon a time, only the rich and famous could afford to have a lawn. Nowadays, most family homes have a garden, and if they don't, there's usually a communal park or green area only a short walk away.

Hundreds of years ago, having a lawn at the front of your property was a status symbol (much like having the latest iPhone is today) but not many people know why lawns were so symbolic of status. Was there something special about these lawns that made them so different to ours? Surprisingly not! Let's find out how lawns became a status symbol and why...

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