How to sow a lawn from seed
Advice and Tips , How To , Jobs , Lawn Care / 5th September 2017

If you want a perfect lawn but don’t want to break the bank then you can sow your own! This is called seeding a lawn, and there is really only one way to do it successfully. Follow our handy guide and you should see excellent results in no time at all. The first thing to consider when sowing seeds is that they need to germinate. I am sure we don’t need to give you a science lesson here but you might be interested to know that to germinate seeds you need to provide the ideal conditions. And the ideal conditions for growing grass seeds are warm soil, damp from rain, and with no competition from weeds for growth. So the ideal time that these conditions are at their best is late summer and early autumn. In fact, September is generally thought to be the best month the get this type of project off the ground. Grass seeds can take around 14 days to germinate but this depends on all kinds of factors, such as weather conditions and the type of grass seed you are sowing. Longer, meadow grass will take longer. If the weather is warm and damp the seeds…

September Gardening Advice & Ideas

Well September is here and already we are noticing shorter days, cooler evenings and the smallest hints of Autumn. This is a good time to give your grass that much needed maintenance, it still needs mowing but now is a good time to clear out any moss or weeds, and give those edges a really good sort out. Take the time now to clear out your borders and tubs and containers. If you’re wanting to sow some seeds then choose from our list below, these flowers are ideal. Candytuft (grows quite big and best planted at the back of your borders otherwise it may end up hanging over your path and being ruined) Sweet Peas (needs a bit of help to grow in the right direction so consider growing against something and using canes as they grow) Calendula (very colourful try spreading these out a bit) Cat grass seeds (these are a good idea to grow in an area where you don’t mind cats lounging around all day – they are attracted to these flowers, and will eat them. Some people use them to encourage cats away from other areas) Cowslip (quite tall and colourful, again plant at the back…

How can I keep my garden healthy while I am away on holiday?
Advice and Tips , Lawn Care / 28th July 2017

Here at Just Lawnmowers we are experiencing our busiest time of the year, but if you’re lucky enough to be jetting off on holiday in the next couple of months you may be wondering how your garden will fare while you are away? Here we have some handy tips to ensure your garden looks as good on your return as it did when you left. You don’t need to come home to an overgrown lawn, dead flowers and washed out shrubs. With a bit of TLC and come clever gardening tricks you can relax on holiday knowing that you have taken the right steps to ensure your garden remains nice and healthy. Lawn care Get your lawn mower out and give your lawn a nice short mow, get the shears out and trim around the edges. Ideally do this as close to the day you leave, so the day before if possible. If you usually use a garden trimmer to get up to those edges and borders do that on the day before you go as well. Cutting your lawn as short as possible is a good idea as your lawn grows so quickly at this time of year. The…

Grass and Lawn Care In April

If the month of April lives up to her reputation, then the recent showers across the country will be here to stay. Great news for your grass, but perhaps a bit more work for you! This is a great time to put some seed down if your lawn is looking a bit weathered. Over seeding can help recover those bald patches, especially under trees or in front of those football goals! If you are worried about a difference in colour when the new growth comes through it might be worth considering seeding the whole lawn to get that perfect match. However in most cases the colour difference is not noticeable. As you have probably noticed your lawn doesn’t do a lot of growing over the colder months, but a bit of sunshine and some April showers can soon change that in the blink of an eye. Regular maintenance can make all the difference to the health of your lawn and just below we have made a concise list of those little jobs that can help you achieve lawn perfection! 1. Mowing – You might think this is obvious of course, and how often you mow depends on the time of year,…

Spring Lawn Care – Scarifying for Spring – Dori Scarifier with FREE Lawn Sand

Keeping your garden lawn in good condition isn’t just about watering and mowing. Giving your lawn regular maintenance will keep it in tip top condition all year round. While the majority of us enjoy a garden that is mostly given over to lawn, not everyone realises that there are loads of products out there to keep your lawn in fantastic condition. If you are looking to only give your lawn the minimum of care, then cutting at least once a week during the growing season, and keeping it watered during any dry spells will still give you good results. However, there are three things that you can do at this time of year, to get even better results, and here at Just Lawnmowers, we think they are pretty easy, so whether you are a well weathered gardener or new to the world of gardening,  read on for three very simple things you can do to improve the condition and look of your lawn. Scarify your lawn – if you are a professional we recommend a robust product such as the Dori SC38 BS Scarifier. The Dori SC38 BS Scarifier comes with free lawn sand (worth £40) which is a great…

Prepare your garden for Spring

What can we do to this February to tempt you from the comfort of your log fire and your sumptuous sofa? Not much you will probably reply! Those first snowdrops appear as a slightly premature warning of the impending Spring season, but they certainly do not signal the end of Winter. If, like us your lawn has taken a bit of a battering thanks to all the gales and storms we’ve had to endure recently, now might be a good time to get out there and access the damage. As disappointing as it might be, making a start to tidy things up and create some order will go a long way to giving your garden that essential boost it needs in time for Spring. We all know that Spring can be an extremely labour intensive gardening month, so getting things tidy and in order now, will make you more prepared for the nicer weather when it comes. How about making a start on that long grass? It might be too wet to cut but you could give it go with a strimmer. Or check those lawn edges, if they are untidy looking, take this time now to use your edging tool and get them…

Explore the new Bosch 36V Cordless Gardening System

Bosch 36v cordless garden tools make gardening easy! The bosch 36v cordless garden tools range offers a versatile alternative to petrol and electric garden machinery. Bosch presents you with their  uncompromising standards in precision cutting and user friendly features together with the latest in Li-Ion battery principles to provide you with a new generation of garden machinery. The long lasting Lithium Ion battery, that is quick to charge and changeable between the Bosch cordless products, is almost a generation defining commodity within the gardening world. Bosch takes safety to the extreme, with no power cords to trip you up, or get in your way, and no need to deal with flammable liquids. The 36 volt battery is more than enough to tackle those jobs usually reserved for your petrol tools. It goes without saying that the Bosch 36v cordless garden range offers you outstanding mobility and ease when tackling any gardening job you choose, these machines are quite simply lighter, quieter and easier to use and maintain than their petrol and electric comparable equivalents. Whether you are an Eco-warrior or simply want an easier way to tackle those gardening tasks, the cordless range from Bosch offers everyone an uncomplicated, practicable  and more sustainable way of gardening. Bosch have ensured that…

Your October Gardening Checklist
Advice and Tips , Lawn Care , Uncategorised / 15th October 2015

Have you been keeping up with all your gardening jobs this month? October is an unusual month, with the transition from summer to autumn, so can be quite tricky to figure out what actually needs to be done in the garden this time of year. Well, here’s a quick check list for you to follow to make sure all your gardening duties are carried out as necessary: The biggest job of October is clearing up all the dreaded soggy leaves that have coated your lawn. Clearing up the leaves is pretty important so that sunlight is able to hit the grass and help it grow through winter. There are many methods which can be used to clear your leaves. You could purchase a leaf blower, or rake them, or even run over them with a lawnmower to shred them. Autumn leaves are great for adding to the compost heap, so if you do opt for a leaf blower, make sure you collect the leaves up and add them to your compost so they can decompose naturally. October is the last chance to mow your lawns and trim your hedges before the winter kicks in. Re-cut any of your lawns edges…

Clear Up Your Lawn With A Wheeled Vac From Billy Goat

Is your lawn, driveway or path starting to feel the effects of the Autumn leaves? Perhaps you’ve recently had a garden clear out and have left over debris laying around getting in the way and making the place look messy? With the help of the Billy Goat KV600 clearing up your outside areas could not be easier. This wheeled vac from Billy Goat is a domestic leaf and debris vacuum that is absolutely ideal for residential and property maintenance. It has a very powerful suction making it idea for cleaning up leaves, seeds, mulch, blooms, branches, litter and debris. The KV600 has a 27″ clear up width, and utilizes Billy Goat’s 40 year legacy with strong suction, simple operation and a very reliable design. It’s powerful operation comes from the 190cc Briggs & Stratton 500 series engine which provides economical benefits, environment benefits, and has a low sound rating providing great neighbourhood benefits. It even features an integral dust skirt which keeps dust down and away from you whilst in use. The zipperless bag that comes with the Billy Goat KV600 uses two easy open fasteners for longevity and much simpler unloading. The KV600’s durability comes from the mainframe being constructed from…

Invest in the Mountfield Cordless Freedom 48 Range

Have you thought about investing in the Mountfield Freedom 48 range yet? It’s a fantastic range of cordless products which all share the same battery and charger, and deliver the exquisite performance of a petrol machine but with the convenience of being cordless. Why is the Freedom 48 range so excellent you ask? Well, once you’ve purchased the battery and charger you can add the different machine shells as and when you need them, due to each machine using the same battery. The 48 Volt batteries utilise the latest in cell technology and are available in either 2.0 Ah or 4.0 Ah capacities. The Mountfield MBT4840Li is the 4 Ah battery and will last twice as long as the MBT4820Li, the 2 Ah battery. There are 9 machines in the range to choose between, and I guarantee that as soon as you’ve tried a couple of products from the Mountfield Freedom 48 range, you will definitely want to build up your collection and purchase the lot! Firstly there are two lawnmowers, the Princess 34Li Freedom 48 mower, and the Princess 38Li Freedom 48 mower. These are the only two products in the range which come with the battery charger and 4Ah battery as standard. The…