How To Get The Perfect Striped Lawn

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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From golf courses to suburban gardens, local bowling greens to country estates, the smart, crisp striped lawn is a British icon, both cultural and horticultural, almost entirely peculiar to these shores but admired and revered by lawn enthusiasts everywhere. But just how do you achieve the perfect striped lawn? Market-leading manufacturer Hayter has decades of experience in this … Continued

This Machine IS for Turning. Five Reasons to Buy a Simplicity Contender and Save Over £3000!

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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Yesterday’s blog by my old pal Dick was, as ever, spot on in its praise for the, frankly bonkers, getting-on-for-half-price, bargain that is the Simplicity Contender SZT550 Commercial Zero-Turn Ride-On Mower from MowDirect. With stunning features, excellent build quality and a manufacturer’s pedigree more impressive than 2017 Crufts winner “Afterglow Miami Ink”, plus more ability to make … Continued

How Green Was My Volley – How To Get The Perfect Lawn Like Wot Tennis People Have

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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You may not be aware of this but I have been known to occasionally pop on my whites, nip down the local club, whip out the old racket and knock a few balls around on the court.I won’t say I’m Roger Federer… and nor would anyone else… especially Roger Federer, but I have been known to … Continued

Stars with Stripes – How to Get A Striped Lawn and Some Star Buys to Help You Do It

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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As ‘any ful no’, getting stripes on the lawn is not as hard as it seems. It’s simply a matter of bending grass blades one way and then coming back on a parallel path and bending them the other way. It’s basically a trick of the light and requires no more than a roller and a steady … Continued

How Low to Go in Spring & How To Get Ready for the First Cut

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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WAKEY WAKEY! Come on. You’ve been putting it off. It won’t cut itself you know? Go on, get the mower out, check it, make sure it’s fuelled, make sure it’s oiled, make sure it’s clean and just get the job done. Dick’s useful blog yesterday was on a similar theme. Concentrating on large lawns he … Continued

What is Scarifying and Why Should I Do It?

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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I assume that if you are reading this you are interested in lawns. Whether it’s a beautifully striped outside carpet, the kids football pitch or merely a way of filling up that awkward space in the garden, the lawn is a highly popular British icon and on any given Sunday you will see people of … Continued

Does My Lawn Look Big In This?

I recently read a very interesting article in the Daily Mail online (yes I know) about stripes and part of it suggested the traditional view that vertical stripes make you look thinner is a load of Trump and that actually horizontal stripes are the way to go. Then it changed its mind. Define ‘very interesting’ I … Continued

Blower Blew Up. Bruno Borrowed Better Blower. Redback Cordless Blew Him Away!

Last Friday was not a good day. I blew it. My old, mains electric leaf blower I mean. It went up in a big puff of smoke. I wasn’t asking that much – just the usual blast here and there. But no. It has gone to the great mulcher in the sky. Frankly, it wasn’t … Continued

What Your Lawn Wants To Tell You. “Get These Flipping Leaves Off Me!”

We’ve been banging on about leaf clearing a lot lately. Well, there’s a good reason for that. Have you looked outside? It’s a veritable carpet of gold, red, yellow and that funny mottled dark bronzy colour you only see in leaves and on David Dickinson’s face. And the rain has been falling and, yes like … Continued

Scars and Stripes – Bring The Old Glory Back to Your Garden

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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You will have seen in yesterday’s blog that our country gardener and equipment specialist Dick has been extolling the virtues of the lovely and sleek Lawnflite LF43-SPBR Self-Propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower,  a silver fox of a lawn mower direct from the USA. Well, Dick knows his stuff, and let’s face it, so does Lawnflite so you … Continued