- Plan a simple program of work. He who fails to plan, plans to fail…even on lawns.
- Learn and note what works for your lawn. A record of whatever works is invaluable.
- Begin Spring with a lawn renovation. This helps your lawn to flourish the rest of the year.
- Your lawn is a living entity. It needs, food, water and air, just like you do.
- You can always improve your mowing technique. We all mow, but less than 5% do it properly.
- When tackling lawn moss, attack the spores not the plants. Always spray for moss following lawn.
- Scarify lawns to improve grass growth, and then you won’t have such a problem with moss.
- Modern weather patterns are having new impacts on lawns. Learn how this happens and remain observant to avoid nasty surprises.
- Aerate, aerate, aerate…and when you’ve finished, start planning the next one.
- Be practical. For a happy lawn, know why you’re doing it before you do it.
Each article is presented by landscape designer, Tracy Rich, who will examine a single garden and provide design tips based on that garden's layout, materials and planting.
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The main wow factor of this garden is the large perennial meadow out the back called Oudolf Field after its famous Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf. However, the gallery complex also contains some other very interesting spaces.
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