Kitchen Garden



Grass paths and lawns are often the areas of garden that get the least attention apart from when we brutally chop at them once a week with the mower. However, grass is like any other plant that we care for, it has needs otherwise it doesn’t thrive. Here are some key seasonal points to keep grass areas around your plot looking good.


■ The mower blades can be lowered a bit if necessary but don’t be tempted to scalp the lawn, it will only stress the grass and allow other plants, such as moss, to grow in its place.

■ If you missed a lawn fertiliser application in spring you could apply in

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden2 min read
Reaping The Rewards
Having an allotment that is productive had been a dream of mine, but when I first worked the plot, it seemed overwhelming, though exciting too. That was eight years ago! New gardeners should not be put off by photographs of abundant harvests, especia
Kitchen Garden1 min read
Apricots, Peaches And Nectarines
Brown patches, then yellowy-white pustules in concentric circles on the fruit. Often follows damage by birds or insects. HOW TO CONTROL: Remove infected fruit to prevent the disease spreading and then burn. Don’t add to compost heap. A problem for
Kitchen Garden4 min read
Tales From The Allotment
In 2011 I was struck down with a long-term illness. After several years hiding indoors my aunt got herself an allotment and convinced me to come over just to get me out of the house and the deep hole of depression I was in. Things started off slowly