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I’m a professional gardener and my top tips for keeping grass green and healthy are simple

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A gardening professional has revealed her simple top tips for keeping your grass green and healthy.

After a long, wet winter, Brits will be looking forward to spending some well-deserved time in their gardens.

Clair Albone, senior category manager of garden maintenance at Wickes, has unveiled a guide to eastern tipsCredit: Alamy
Experts believe that to get your lawn ‘perfectly cut’, gardeners should put most of their effort into the first cut of the yearCredit: Getty

So this is the perfect time to prepare the outdoor space for the warmer days outside.

And the first place to start, according to experts, is mowing the overgrown grass in your yard.

But it can be difficult to get the perfect lawn without leaving any residue behind.

However, Clair Albone, senior category manager of garden maintenance at Wickes, has unveiled a guide to eastern tips.

Clair says: “The first harvest of the year is the most important.

“If you take the time to prepare the lawn now, it will pay off throughout the summer and the rest of the year.”

To achieve a perfect lawn, Clair’s reveals its indispensable guide to do’s and don’ts:

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The first mowing of the year should take place in March, but the exact date depends on local conditions and weather.

It is important that you do not start too early in the year as this can damage the soil.

March is often ideal because the days become longer and warmer, meaning lawns can get all the nutrients they need even if they are shorter.

Gardeners can start by mowing once or twice a month at this time, but as May and June approach, this could be as much as once a week as warm temperatures combined with moist soil will lead to rapid growth.

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The grass should be left at a height of about 1.5 inches to avoid bare spots.

The most important thing is not to go too low, because going too short increases the chance of the grass turning yellow.

It is best to set the lawn mower to the highest setting for the first mowing so that only the top of the grass is removed.

However, this does not mean that the grass cannot be shorter later in the season.


Another important element in maintaining a picturesque lawn is its thickness.

For those looking to avoid chemicals, the Westland SafeLawn box is a great option for a healthier and stronger lawn, while the Miracle-Gro Patch Magic Seed & Feed is a go-to solution for gardeners looking to repair spots in their lawn.

For a perfect lawn, complete the first cut with some precise edgesCredit: Getty – Contributor


Weeds and moss are a common problem and can be a constant struggle for many gardeners. Avoid mowing too low as this can scalp the lawn and create opportunities for moss and weeds.

To tackle moss and weeds that have already established themselves, the Westland Aftercut All In One Lawn Fertilizer works to simultaneously supply nutrients and prevent moss growth.


For a perfect lawn, complete the first cut with some precise edges.

The best way to ensure this is to invest in tools that save time and deliver a neat finish, such as the Bosch Universal Grass Cut 18V-260 cordless grass trimmer with a versatile head, for hands-free head tilt and adjustment. edges.