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Keeping your garden grass green

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Keeping your garden grass green

Maintaining a green grass can be one of the most frustrating aspects of gardening. With warmer days and less rainfall, grass can easily dry out and become discoloured and unattractive. There are two factors that contribute to your lawns growth; sunlight and water. Both factors are as important as each other, however too much or too little of each can affect your grass growth and colour.

If your lawn has patchy areas, where the grass has completely gone, try adding grass seeds and let them embed into the soil and start growing. Water your lawn daily if there has been no rainfall, remembering not to drown the grass, as too much water is not good for its growth.

If you feel your lawn is too worn and isn’t able to be saved, you may want to consider stripping the ground and getting new turf laid. New turf can give your garden a fresh start, and you can manage the lawn easier than before.

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Looking to start your own greenhouse system in your garden?

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If you love tending to your plants, but find that this is only possible during the spring and summer time, you may want to consider having your own greenhouse.

A greenhouse simply allows you to grow plants and crops all year round. Keeping and growing plants effectively in a greenhouse, can take some time to get right, one of the most important factor is temperature control.

Keeping it warm- While the sun does a good job of keeping the interior of the greenhouse warm, as the sun goes down, the greenhouse may struggle to maintain a warm environment, vital for your plant life. It is recommended that you install a heating system, possibly an oil heater or overhead heat lamps that can radiate heat onto the crops.

Pest control- There is nothing worse than having your plants growing really well, just to have pests come along and ruin them. Pest control is very important, and you can reduce the risk of them by keeping all tools and pots clean. Using an insect killing soap is useful, as long as it is safe for your plants. Another great tip is to check any new plants for bugs before taking them into the greenhouse.

Shade- While the sunlight is great for warming up the interior naturally, high amounts of direct sunlight to your plants can cause damage. Create shade with sheets to make sure your plant still absorbs some sunlight, but also gets time in the shade too.

Temperature- as we have previously mention, the greenhouses interior is meant to be warm, however they can become too hot and begin to denature the plants, leading to them dying. Temperature can also be control with air vents, small adjustable vents that can control how much warm air can escape. Keep a thermometer in your greenhouse at all times, and monitor the readings at different intervals during the day, creating a continuous optimum environment for your plants to grow.