Car­ing for your lawn

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Give grass a lit­tle TLC to get it look­ing healthy

keep it hy­drated

Wa­ter your lawn with a sprin­kler dur­ing dry spells and mow grass ev­ery week dur­ing the spring and sum­mer. Walk al­ter­nately up and down with the mower for smart stripes.

ex­tract weeds

lift dan­de­lions and their roots with ease from your lawn with­out dis­turb­ing too much turf with the nifty Speedy Weedy, £19.98, Green­fin­gers.com

en­cour­age growth

In the warmer months, aer­ate your lawn with a spiked rolling aer­a­tor, £34.95, lawn­smith. It

al­lows rain to pen­e­trate the grass eas­ily and en­cour­ages deep roots for a thicker lawn.

re­move leaves

In the au­tumn, use a rake and a leaf blower (shown right), to get rid of any leaves, oth­er­wise your grass may die and look patchy.

fake it

choose a faux lawn for easy main­te­nance or a grass-ef­fect area if you’ve got a bal­cony or ter­race. We’re big fans of the oa­sis faux grass, £9.99 per sq m, Grass Di­rect. It won’t fade in sun­light and can be cleaned with a hose – it’s pet friendly, too.

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