I’m a gardening expert – my pro tip will give you the greenest grass in just a couple of hours

SUMMER has finally arrived, which means three months of barbecues, pool parties, and soaking up the heat.

To fully enjoy this time, you’ll want to ensure your lawn is looking as fresh as possible.

Carlos Real is a Lawn Care Expert and Managing Director of TotalLawn.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, he shared his pro tips for getting green grass and avoiding damage.  

“Weather is unpredictable and if it rains on the day [of your event], feet will get muddy and sink into the ground.

“For that reason, you’ll need to prepare your lawn in advance.

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“Start by removing any moss or weeds, tidying up borders and trimming your lawn down so people can see where they’re walking.

He claimed that the best kind of mower you can use is one that has a roller, as it will make perfect stripes on the lawn.

You don’t want to forget about your concreted areas either.

“Remember to clean your decking/patio slabs if you have them. A simple jet wash will do.”

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Although you may be tempted to water the grass as much as possible on the day of your gathering, Carlos said it’s important not to overdo it.

“We’d even recommend avoiding watering for a few days before your party.

“This will ensure the ground is firm, and the firmer it is, the less damage there will be from foot traffic.

“If you’re placing heavy weights onto your lawn, it’s inevitable there will be some damage and this is because over time, the soil beneath the grass will begin compacting.

“When this happens, the roots won’t be able to get enough nutrients, causing the grass to brown and die.”

Save your dining table and chair set up for the day of, as it’s best to place these heavy weights on the grass as late as you can.

And if you can, try to put these bigger items on the decked patios to avoid any damage to the lawn.

“If that’s not an option, lay down a wooden crate, as this will spread the weight out over a larger area minimizing the chances of damage.”

He also said it’s better to mow your lawn a few days before the gathering rather than the day of, as a little extra length will provide cushion.

If you still want that crisp look, Carlos added that you could just roll a mower up and down the lawn, while turned off, to create the striped look.

“Spilled drinks and dropped food are common at a party but leaving them to settle on your lawn can cause discoloration and patching.

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“To avoid this, clear up any mess as you see it.

“For drink spillages, a simple hose down will do fine to reduce the chances of damaging your lawn.”


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