Our experience at Organic Lawn has taught us that domestic lawns look better when mown at the top setting. Usually about 50-70 mm hight (approximately 2 – 2.75 inches.
Domestic lawns are very different to sports turf, such as bowling greens or golf courses. Sports grass needs to be smooth enough to roll a ball along, requiring a special low growing turf which is happy to be mown short. Domestic lawns are rarely shown with this specis of grass and therefore look better when left to grow a bit longer.
If you let your lawn grow a little longer:
Your grass will be healthier
absorbing more sunlight for making food. It can put down stronger roots, withstand disease, be harder wearing and recover from wear more quickly.
You will have greater bio-diversity.
More beetles and insects means more birds and fewer pests leading to a healthier lawn.
Your grass will be strong
enough to out-compete weeds and leaves no space for moss to creep into. Short lawns expose soil and weeds find it far easier to germinate.
is improved as deeper roots develop, retaining more water. A thicker cover over the soil reduces transpiration and moisture loss, and so your lawn stays much greener all year round.
You can mow in better stripes
and be the envy of your neighbours.
You don’t need to mow as often
as longer grass is less stressed. If you keep mowing all of the leaves away, your lwan has to rush to replace these leaves to survived. A thick, long lawn doesn’t grow as fast as a short lawn. Try it as it will look better and be less work for you.
We have a wide range of professional gardening equipment, enabling us to cut your grass to the correct height, so call us now, leave the work to us and you can enjoy your beautiful garden – hassle-free!
Are organic lawn products safer for children and pets?
You don’t need to worry about allergies and poisoning, although like all fertilisers, pets should not eat it.
Are organic treatments better for the environment?
Yes, our treatment fertilisers are made from natural products that can break down through natural processes without leaving harmful by-products that can have a detrimental affect on the environment and your health. As such, you don’t have to worry about polluting your water sources or soil.
Are organic treatments better for the soil?
Yes, they don’t kill microbes, soil organisms or microflora. Most conventional lawn care inputs can kill fungi, earthworms and other bacteria that is beneficial to the grass and other landscape plants.
What is the best way to mow a lawn?
The best advice is ‘little and often’. Cutting too severely can be harmful to the lawn and causes damage. Weekly cuts in spring and autumn are advisable but during the summer, twice a week is best if the grass is growing vigorously.
Would I have to sign up for a sequence of lawn treatments?
Definitely not! We advise you on how to improve your lawn but it is entirely up to you what happens next.
How do you accept payment?
Cash, cheque or bank transfer, whichever is easiest for you.
Organic care will improve the health of your soil so that it can retain moisture while aerating and improving soil texture. While chemicals may destroy the important microbes and organisms in the soil, organic care won’t harm earthworms, fungi and bacteria but instead increase the beneficial organisms and feed the roots of the grass.
This promotes a stronger soil eco-system and maintains improved soil health overall.
Why does healthy soil lead to a healthy lawn?
With improved soil health, your lawn becomes healthier. This occurs because the soil acts as a foundation for every other plant growing in the your lawn. Plants absorb nutrients and water from the soil which they need to grow efficient.
For instance, healthier soil ensures that roots obtain the right amount of nutrients. This way, microbes can act like semi-permanent fertiliser and smart root extensions, seeking out all the necessary nutrients and so improve plant health. Plus, it ensures that your grass is stronger and more resistant to pests and diseases
What type of soil do we have in Kent and East Sussex and how does it affect our lawns?
Across our area we enjoy a range of soils due to the varied geology underpinning our lawns from the chalk of the North and South Downs to the sandstone of Tunbridge Wells via Wealden Clay and the Sevenoaks Greensand Ridge.
Sandy soils dry out quickly and use nutrients by leaching. This increases acidity necessitating a treatment of our Bio-Lime to raise pH resulting in a stronger, greener lawn.
Clay soils are less prone to be acidic as they hold reasonable quantities of calcium, but germination of seeds may be delayed in Spring as they are slow to warm up.
In a poor clay soil, compaction, poor drainage and moss are common. Once the soil is improved with our organic based fertilisers, you will see your lawn flourish.
Chalky soils are very alkaline and nutrients tend to drain away. They respond positively to the organic matter and healty bacteria foundin our fertilisers.