A well-maintained, striped lawn can look stunning in a garden. However, achieving that look is not always the easiest task, even for a well-seasoned gardener. Watering, feeding, reseeding, aerating, scarifying and weeding are all needed to achieve the lawn “perfection”.
Instead, Hollie Newton, chief creative officer at Sproutl has suggested gardeners try and go for a more “low maintenance” look.
Hollie said there are “different approaches” when it comes to garden lawns.
She told Express.co.uk: “My approach is to have a bit of perfect lawn and not a lot of high-upkeep lawns.
“I’m aiming for an area and then increasingly bringing the borders in as it goes.”
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“It’s quite nice to have wildlife corridors.
“So if you’re planning a border, that section behind the fence, that’s quite nice to leave.
“Things like not always putting cuttings in the green bin but maybe having a pile where you leave it for nature out of sight is a really helpful thing to do.”
May is also a good month for gardeners to use lawn feed and seed.
Gardeners can use a “specialist spring feed” and even aerate their lawn to ease any compacted sections of grass.
Aeration allows air, water and other nutrients to penetrate the grass more easily.
Hollie said some people may find they need different types of lawn feed.
She said: “What sort of lawn seed should you be using?
“There’s tough shade seed, there’s really hardwearing dogs and children seed.”
However, Hollie said there may be part of a lawn where gardeners should “give up”.
Hollie said: “If you keep trying with a lawn and it’s not working, you can just abandon it.”
She suggested looking at planting ground cover instead.
“There’s knowing when to give-in and lean in to your [garden’s] design,” she added.