Grass in our gardens puts up with a lot. From kids playing out, to dogs running around; trips back and forth to the shed; lawns can be pretty resilient but they can also fail to thrive with the constant use and trampling. Everybody wants the ‘best’ green luscious lawn, but sometimes that can be hard to achieve; once the grass is damaged it can take years to fix any issues.
Mesh4 have come up with 4 easy ways to stop and prevent grass from becoming ruined:
- Flood damaged lawn: Grass doesn’t grow well in exceptionally wet areas; it doesn’t take long for oxygen levels to decline and roots start to die. To help control boggy areas, Mesh4’s porous pavers can be laid. Firstly, a subbase needs to be prepared which contains DOT Type 3, sand, soil and angular stone. This subbase and the paver’s cellular structure allows rain water to drain freely, preventing surface water. The improved drainage and water being able to permeate to the surface will provide the grass roots with enough (but not too much) water and nutrients they need to thrive, leading to a full green lawn! Our plastic paving is also eco-friendly as its manufactured from 100% recycled material.
- Don’t mow when wet: Mowing wet grass results in a tear rather than a clean cut. These tears create a perfect environment for fungal infestations and fungal infestations, resulting in brown and thinning patches. Furthermore, mowing the lawn when wet isn’t great for the soil – the wheels will form ruts and cause soil to become compacted over time, which can eventually cause poor drainage.
- Prevent a dog destroyed lawn: Dogs can easily turn your garden into a mess – rough play, digging and your dog expelling all its energy running around can easily damage the grass, leaving it with bare patches, muddy areas and ruts. Using a grass reinforcement mesh like our TR FLEX provides a barrier between your lawn and the dog’s destructive paws! This strong green plastic garden mesh is easily laid and ensures effective anchoring of the grass roots, making them strong and encouraging re-growth.
- Don’t over fertilise: A pale yellow, thinning lawn means it’s hungry and needs food. You can apply fertiliser which will provide it with the extra nutrients it needs. However, fertiliser when used incorrectly can do more harm than good – applying too much and unevenly can result in chemical burn, which will kill your lawn! When buying fertiliser make sure you read the instructions carefully and do as much research as you can to prevent this issue.
We hope you have found this small blog informative. For any further information, samples and a competitive quote please contact us here.