The most important part of a garden for many people is the lawn. grass quality, length of grass, patchiness, colour; all play into the quality of the grass, and to get the optimum standards for each of these areas requires management, maintenance, and sometimes repairing damage.

There are a number of ways in which you can place your grass at risk or cause damage. Whether you have kids who like to play on the lawn or pets which can dig up the grass is going to have a massive impact, but other things like mowing your lawn during midday can also have a negative impact.

For correct management of a lawn, you need to limit the number of times you mow the lawn to no more regularly than once a week, and depending upon the growth once a fortnight may be better. Avoiding mowing during midday is also important, as strong sunlight can burn the newly cut grass and cause lasting damage.

Watering lawns can be tricky, as when it really becomes necessary there is usually a hosepipe ban anyway. For this managing your own water supply with a rainwater collection system is ideal.

Plant nutrients are a great way for you to maintain the health and appearance of your lawn, but they need to be applied cautiously as too much of it can poison the plants.

Lastly, if you’re suffering from patchy grass due to pets or children, providing fresh grass seed and then protecting from heavy use can help it to recover very quickly. In worst case scenarios buying new rolls of turf could be a good option.