A neat garden is likely to impress the neighbours

For the majority of us lawns make up the largest part of our gardens. Just like an attractive head of hair, a good lawn requires regular attention – and you are the hairdresser!. Often a little work at the right time can pay huge dividends and ensures your lawn looks stunning.

Here at Amateur Gardening magazine our experts give you all the top tips on how to care for your lawn at different times of the year. Starting with our great tips on Spring lawn care.

Seasonal Tips: Spring Lawn Care | Autumn Lawn Care |

Videos: Lawn Care Videos

Lawn Care: It Takes Two

  Measure twice, cut once. If you want to do something well it pays to do it twice, whether you’re pruning – check twice before you cut – or planting…

On test: Lawn seed and fertiliser spreaders

Distributing lawn seed for a new lawn, or to thicken up your existing grass, can be a haphazard business if it’s broadcast by hand. The same applies to lawn feed,…

On Test: Lawn Weed, Feed and Moss Killers

  LAWNS don’t have to be hard work to keep in good shape. Regular cutting plus a combined feed, weed and moss treatment a few times a year from April…

Lawns and chemicals

When we moved to Spring Cottage 12 years ago, the old shed contained a cocktail of chemicals, including DDT – an organochlorine pesticide that was banned in Britain in 1984.…

Advertisement feature: EverGreen lawn care

Your lawn serves as a huge source of air conditioning for your garden and also releases oxygen and simultaneously captures dust, keeping you and your family healthy. To reap the…

When it comes to spring lawn care there are three key jobs need doing. These are scarifying, spiking, and top-dressing. SCARIFYING removes moss and ‘thatch’ – small pieces of dead grass…

Our Amateur Gardening expert shows you how to deal with waterlogged lawns, to improve your turf and set it up for either summer or winter. This job is best carried out…

Autumn Lawn Care

HOT, DRY summers like the one many of us have experienced this year leave lawns looking far from their best. Frazzled, brown grass, bare patches, and a flourishing of moss…