Is your lawn ‘National Picnic Week’ ready?

Is your lawn ‘National Picnic Week’ ready?: National Picnic Week falls between June 17th and June 26th and even though it’s super fun to eat your lunch alfresco in the countryside or even down the beach, sometimes a back garden picnic is simply the best!

The STIGA team hate it when prickly grass gets in the places it shouldn’t do whilst they are munching their sarnies, so take note of these mowing tips so that you can enjoy the most comfortable picnic you can and look after your grass at the same time!

Is your lawn 'National Picnic Week' ready?

Is your lawn ‘National Picnic Week’ ready?

When it comes to mowing your lawn ready for your picnic, it’s best to start with the mower set high and then gradually lower it over time. Contrary to what you might think, it’s not best to cut your grass as short as possible. The Lawn Association advises that cutting off too much of the grass can stress it out, especially when it’s already tired and in need of water. Instead, for a neat summer lawn, sharpen the mower blade and mow regularly, taking off just the tips of the leaves. This allows the grass to continue photosynthesizing and benefit from the sunlight. Also, leaving the clippings on the lawn can help return moisture to the soil.

Make sure that anything that is placed on your lawn for your picnic is removed afterwards, this will allow the lawn to breathe.  In fact, it is always a good idea to regularly move around any garden furniture etc and place it in a different spot, so that the soil does not become too impacted.

But most importantly of all …remember to enjoy this green space. It’s meant to be used, not just looked at. If you can’t go elsewhere, have a picnic in your own backyard oasis and relax on your green lawn!

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