If your preference is to avoid the use of herbicides on your lawn, then there are some organic DIY weed treatments which are claimed to work against particular weeds. Some work well, some take perseverance, some may not actually work at all and are nothing but an old wives’ tale. Here’s a few we’ve come across that you might like to try:
The threat to your lawn from the heat of summer is coming to an end, but the threat to your lawn in the form of root and leaf eating grubs, caterpillars and insects remains; some of these nasty critters can keep attacking right through the months of autumn. Now is the time to safeguard against them.
Scientific name: Heteronychus arator Black beetles can be a common sight in and around your lawn. They are a natural part of the ecosystem and play an important role. We sometimes hear from people who have noticed them in their lawn and are concerned that they may be damaging their grass. Here’s what you need to know…
Wetting agents are like a detergent or surfactant that attract water to the soils surface, helping it to soak in.Hydrophobic soils repel water which can lead to serious problems in the garden and lawn.For existing lawns that are hydrophobic, a wetting agent is needed.