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Cardwell’s Survival Guide to Beat the Boredom – Part 8

Give your lawn a touch of grass!

We’re in week ten of lockdown, but it’s worth remembering that it’s there to keep us all safe and well, so let’s make the best of it in our gardens.

A good way of beating any boredom you may be feeling and to keep active and get some fresh air is by getting out into your garden. Here are some handy hints from our gardening expert, George Irvine. Here’s what he’s saying this week:

During the past week I’ve had a couple of gardeners contact me about their grass and lawns.

Both had almost the same problem – their grass was looking a bit yellow and there were some bare patches – so I gave the problem some thought and came up with a solution.

Let’s start at the beginning. Several months ago, most gardeners found that their grass was absolutely sodden and the advice at that time was to keep off the grass. Since then the grass has dried out quite a bit and now the problems have started.

With all the winter and early spring rainfall it is most likely that many of the nutrients have been washed away and so what we need to do is to give the grass a summer tonic, or feed

The best way to approach this is to get your hands on some Miracle Gro Evergreen 4 in 1. This product contains a moss killer, plus a selective weed-killer to tackle and kill annual weeds on the lawn.

The product provides a high nitrogen feed that will give the grass a nice lush green appearance. Evergreen will also enrich the roots of the grass. To put it simply, the product will do all four jobs at the one time.

So far as treating the bare patches, you can apply some grass seed over the bare patches. Simply cover the bare areas with a multi-purpose compost, and then sprinkle the grass seed on top finishing by lightly covering the grass seed with a thin layer of compost. This deters birds from eating the grass seed.

However, there is an easier way of doing this. Simply buy Miracle Gro Evergreen Patch Magic, which contains both the compost and the grass seed, all ready for you to apply to your lawn’s bare patch.

Both of the products mentioned are available from Cardwell Garden Centre.

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