We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Saturday July 02 , 2022

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in lawn care

September Garden Advice

Posted by on in Gardening

scarifyinglawnDuring September you start to notice the nights beginning to draw in which always means less time to spend working, entertaining or just relaxing outdoors!  That said though it’s still a good time to be doing jobs outside.  It can also be a time for gales, so be prepared: ensure your plants, shrubs and trees are staked properly to avoid them getting damaged.

This is a great time to take cuttings from tender plants like fuchsias, harvest your fruit and veg, and go on, sprinkle a little TLC on your lawn!!  September is often considered ‘lawn care month’, a time when we reinvigorate them for next year by removing thatch, aerating and applying a top dressing.  So, for those of you doing this for the first time here’s a quick guide how to do just that and have a fabulous lawn next year!

Continue reading
Hits: 14424 0 Comments
0

How to deal with dog urine on your lawn

Posted by on in Gardening

Some of our customers have dogs and they often ask us how they can avoid those dead patches that show up on their lawn after their dog has urinated.  Bitches create more damage as they tend to use the same spot over and over again, where as dogs tend to mark many spots.  So, we did some research and found some fairly routine solutions and some, well not quite so routine ... let's just call them a little bit different that work for some people.  See what you think....

Tagged in: lawn care
Continue reading
Hits: 5441 0 Comments
0

How to care for your lawn in hot dry weather

Posted by on in Gardening

Lawns generally are able to withstand periods of drought, however, some tips on what you can to do help your lawn are:

  • Lift the cutting blades on the mower, this helps encourage deeper roots and reduces evaporation from the surface - this helps to keep its lush green appearance for longer
  • Don't apply fertilser or other chemicals as this could put the lawn under stress
  • Water the lawn when the heat of the sun has past, preferably in the evening this allows the lawn all evening to soak it up
  • When water is available again light pricking with a fork will help water penetrate the surface
  • Feed and treat your lawns well at other times of the year so that it is more resiliant to stressful conditions during the summer

If you live in Coventry and your lawn needs some tender loving care contact Blue Daisy here!

Tagged in: drought lawn care
Hits: 16520 0 Comments
0

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

alpines reclaimed materials winter garden Garden Planning ash Kelmarsh Hall women and work award winner pollinating insects Wisley Decking watering twitter movement in the garden Shrubs repetition Horticultural Cosmos astrosanguineus Nicki Jackson Prince Harry Horticulturalist contemporary National Trust Berberis herbs stonemarket Levens Hall hard landscaping herbaceous borders roof garden heatwave doddington hall bulb display Seed sowing NSALG HNC Blue Daisy Chris Beardshaw RHS Hampton Court hydroponic poppies RHS kerb-side appeal garden room Ilex Daffodils garden focal points Narcissus bulbs wild flowers timber Floating Paradise Gardens of London roof gardens sound in the garden Briza maxima elm Alan Titchmarsh Bamboo grow your own front garden Winter shrubs New York Highline Herb garden August garden ornamental grasses drought spring bulbs cyclamen Stoneleigh sunflowers autumn garden Sophie Raworth cottage gardens spring garden lawn care Hosta Achillea Coastal plants Monty Don rococo Great British Garden Revival February Matt James March garden Cambridge botanical garden RHS Malvern Joe Swift Malvern Spring Show Perennial kitchen garden rainwater harvesting Futurescape ha ha vertical garden house plants garden plant pots garden design trends Berginia Tom Hart-Dyke James Wong sweat peas Glasshouse Lawrence Johnston CorTen steel Euphorbia scented shrubs Hidcote July garden unity December garden Jekka McVicar October garden Toby Buckland saving water RHS Chelsea Cut flowers John Massey April garden composting February garden Ashwood Nurseries cottage garden Chelsea Physic Garden terracota Highgrove Fleece green spaces September garden Phyllostachys nigra summer garden Buxus water conservation Cloches Malvern Hills Echinacea BBC Urban Heat Island Effect Joanna Lumley pests CorTen Acuba Moss Bank Park Gardeners World garden design tip Taxus Stone Lane Gardens topiary November garden Absorb pollution hosepipe gardening on tv plants garden design birch London bees career in horticulture Joseph Banks patio May garden pollinators garden advice at home form structure courtyard Chelsea Flower Show Laurel snow show gardens Wildflowers Selfridges Roof Garden water grey water Herb acer watering can eco-friendly traditional style gravel blue water butt National Gardening Week Rachel de Thame Mrs Loudon paving RHS Tatton Park Carol Klein Geranium Spring shrubs Greenhouse rosemary Charlie Dimmock Capability Brown sorbus productive garden surfaces water feature build legacy gift Alys Fowler planning your garden deer Urban Heat Island Kensington Roof Garden edible garden show Events & Shows Horticulture Snowdrops January garden colour in your garden June garden HTA Kew Gardens GYO basil Birmingham Library pond recycled materials Lantra wildlife rock gardens Trees Crocus

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog



Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.