Cut down on mow­ing

Gardeners' World - - Around The Garden -

You don’t need to mow ev­ery week now; fre­quency will de­pend on growth. Mow in the af­ter­noon when the dew has evap­o­rated and don’t mow if a frost is ex­pected. Cut­ting grass short weak­ens the grass plants while lawn weeds pressed close to the ground sur­face are not touched. If the grass is kept a bit longer it has a bet­ter chance of thick­en­ing up and com­pet­ing with the weeds. For the best re­sults, grub the weeds out then lift the blade set­ting.

As the lawn’s growth rate lessens, you can spend less time mow­ing

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