Grow the greenest and easiest lawn you could ever dream off It stays green all summer, without being watered profusely because it's drought-tolerant.

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It is free of weeds,  Your lawn competes so well for growing space that the competition is choked out.

It doesn't need to be fertilised.

It is also relatively pest-free, so that you don't have to bother spraying pesticides on it.

It aerates the soil on its own, so that you don't have to worry about counteracting soil compaction. 

It is a soft lawn to walk on.

It attracts beneficial insects, including honeybees.

It rarely has to be mowed.

It doesn't suffer discoloration from dog urine.

And if, despite all these benefits, you should ever want to replace it with  different kinds of lawns it helps you to do so by improving the soil.  Its ability to aerate the soil and pump nitrogen into it means that succeeding generations of plants using that soil will be better off.  
 
No grass has all these qualities,  but clover possesses all 10 of the qualities listed above,  interesting ! bet you didn't know that did you!
 
Organic lawn maintenance and caring for your lawn in autumn and winter
 
Maintaining the lawn in autumn will give the lawn a head start in spring.
Use a spring-tined rake  to scarifier the lawn,  scarifying stimulates the grass producing runners and new growth, which will thicken up the lawn.  

Aerate the soil at least once a year in September, this simply means making holes in the soil with a fork or a hollow-tined fork to allow air into the soil and surface water to drain into  the lawn instead of puddling . If you have a drainage problem, resulting in a soggy lawn or garden drainage installed under the lawn this will need to be carried out several times a year.

After scarifying and aerating the grass, spread a thin layer of autumn leaves over the lawn and mow them well in with the grass box off the lawn-mower. Or use a mulching mower that will chop the leaves up. The worms will take this down into the soil as lawn food for next season. 

Worms and lawn chemicals

Worms are a lawns best friend, if you are the sort of person who cant stand a few worm castes on the lawn, forget going organic. Stick to chemicals, most of the chemicals you will be using will kill worms that feed the lawn. The lawn will become  dependent on you and the chemical manufacturers will be laughing all the way to the bank, because you are now dependent on them to keep a green lawn.  READ THE LABEL !!!!

 Green lawn in Summer

  • Its not global warning, we've had drier summers, its the failure of the Water companies, they can make huge profits  but can't fix leaks, so look for other ways to keep lawns green.
  • Grass can survive for long periods without water and will quickly recover from drought.
  • Unless you totally drench the lawn, watering encourages the roots to come to the surface, thus rendering it less tolerant to dry conditions.
  • In dry spells, raise the blades on your mower so that the lawn is left longer and cut the grass less frequently.
  • Mulch and leave the cuttings on the lawn to protect the roots and return nutrients to the soil.
  • Aerate the lawn well to allow the moisture to seep down to the roots. This can be done with a garden fork or a simple tool from the shop.

Keep your grass cut to a length of 7 cm, it will not need to be watered as much as a lawn that is cut too short. To much watering to compensate for the loss of leaf surface, may encourage weeds such as crabgrass, and fungus disease and will encourage the roots to stay shallow. 

Long, deep-rooted grass can survive drought better and needs water only occasionally, in dry conditions leave your grass longer and water in the evening. Mulch your grass clippings and leave them there! They are full of water and nitrogen! Just what your lawn needs!more hosepipe ban tips