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29/07/2013 at 21:14

my back garden the grass is very short at the moment and going brown because of the dry weather. the chap that cuts it likes to turn up every 2 weeks and cut the front and back regardless the front is greener and coping well but the back is looking very sad brown and dry we also have cats and  rabbits I am concerned that he is cutting to frequently and damaging the grass is there a pet friendly way help my poor grass or should i just do a rain dance

29/07/2013 at 21:33

Rain would do the trick I'm sure Girlyfox, but if you can't magic it up,  is there any way you can ask him to either leave the back grass and only do it every second time, or at least alter the height he's cutting at? You're the customer after all.

29/07/2013 at 21:34

Ask him to cut it on a higher setting. When it rains it will green up. My lawn had gone brown, within 24 hours of last weeks downpour it had gone green again. Every two weeks is not a lot of cutting. It would be better cut on a higher setting but more often, rather than scalping it once a fortnight.

29/07/2013 at 21:35

Hi Girlyfox, I work as a gardener and will not mow lawns that are brown and dry or even green and not growing, it doesn't do them any favours, this weather is too warm and unless you are watering daily to keep the grass green I'd leave it until it has greened up a bit.  Do the rain dance and tell your gardener you'll call him when you need him back!  

29/07/2013 at 21:55

Thankyou very much I will ask him to leave the back for a bit as he sometimes cuts very short and thanks PaulaH people sometimes forget that the grass is a plant too and needs a bit of care I like dasies and clover but hate to see it struggling against the over keen lawnmower heres hoping for a couple of overnight soakings although I love the summer heat when we have it.

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