Guide to Creating and Caring for Lawns


A well-maintained, healthy lawn is not only an attractive, ornamental garden feature, but also a practical area in which to relax or play.

However, keep a lawn looking its best can be hard work, and in this section we offer you a wealth of tips and advice to help you do just that. From planning and creating a new turf or seeded lawn, to the regular and annual maintenance work you'll need to carry out, as well as guides on how to repair or renovate a damaged or neglected lawn - everything you need to know about lawn care is right here!

Planning a New Lawn
Find out how you can create a brand new lawn from choosing the type of grass to preparing the site.
Establishing a Non-Grass Lawn
A look at planting up a lawn using broad leafed species such as chamomile.
Establishing a Seeded Lawn
A step-by-step guide to sowing a seeded lawn.
Establishing a Turf Lawn
Information and advice on laying a turfed lawn, along with a guide to moving and storing turf.
Creating a Shaped Lawn
How to create straight, curved and angled edges in your lawn.
How to Install a Mowing Strip
A look at adding a mowing strip to enhance the looks of your lawn.
Maintaining Your Lawn
An in-depth guide to caring for your lawn, including advice on how to mow, edge and aerate effectively.
Repairing Damaged Lawns
Find out how you can repair damage to your lawn.
Renovating Your Lawn
Information on how you can renovate a neglected lawn.
Seasonal Lawn Tasks
Your guide to seasonal lawn maintenance, with advice on when to mow, water, fertilize and aerate your lawn.