Lawns are soil inhibited areas kept for growing grass. Different kinds of grass and other plants can be planted on a lawn as long as they are short and without tough or wood-like stems like clover. A lawn is regularly mowed in order to maintain a short consistent grass height; this relatively short height is what gives a lawn its beauty - too short and you risk losing your green lustre. Landscapers Milton Keynes is exceptionally good at creating, structuring, remodelling the shape of your lawns and can assist with its ongoing mowing and maintenance. In our lawn arsenal, we have a number of styles that you could incorporate into your landscape or outdoor space and we are more than ready to give you your dream landscape design. As well as artificial grass there are a few traditional lawn styles will we've listed below.
Regular lawns are the normal conventional properties of lawns. They are often made up of one species or grass but depending on the properties you are looking for different species of grass (based on your preference) can be combined; the species most common in the UK are Dwarf Ryegrass, Ryegrass , Annual Meadowgrass, Stalked Meadowgrass, Slender Creeping Red Fescue, Chewings Fescue. One of the factors influencing your choice of grass will be the amount of shade or sun your lawn will get. Whichever you choose, the turf should be are carefully laid on fertilised soil to give the grass a good start. Only once established it should be kept short and watered regularly to prevent dryness or uneven growth. You might also want to use lawn feed and insect repellent to avoid any sort of bug infestation to keep it healthy and avoid patches starting.
This style features the use of a plant called micro clover. These plants are short, leafy and bright; imagine a lawn filled with thousands of these guys. Due to their dicotyledonous nature, they make the lawn look full, uniform and bright when chunked. Since what you’re looking for is naturalistic feel and uniformity, this plant gives exactly that feature and even more, it doesn't grow as high as grass. There are species of grass you definitely don’t want on your lawn due to the difficulty in maintenance. Micro clover, however, needs very little attention; it’s advisable to mix micro clovers with other grasses or plants like verbena, woodruff and dwarf dogwood to make your lawn look even better all year round.
Shaped & Pathed lawns
Shaped lawns are created by using hard landscaping options such as patios, decking, sleeper or simply re-cutting where your border and lawn meets. Pathed lawns are lawns simply made with pathways in them. This lawn design tends to reduce the density of grass present in your lawn, thereby reducing the watering rate and the overall lawn area to be maintained. In a lawn design like this, long and extremely thick or full species of grass aren’t needed (you don’t want your grass growing a lot higher than your pathway), what you really need is a low grass growing lawn. This style is might be a little expensive initially because you are using other materials like stones, concrete or wood instead of grass but this will reduce lawn maintenance long term. Naturally the expense depends on what materials you use for your path or patio.
Artificial grass sales are surging for the same reason composite decking and fencing are. They provide a very low maintenance option and look green all year round. This is a firm favourite of households with dogs as unfortunately dogs do have a negative influence on lawns and depending on your dogs habits this can have a greater or lesser degree on how much your lawn deteriorates into a patchy muddy area. Artificial grass these days comes in a variety of styles and types to suit most budgets but for around £50- £80 m2 you can a fantastically realistic lawn that requires little to no maintenance moving forward. It can also be used selectively rather than simply instead of a natural lawn - we're happy to discuss all options with you.