Tips to a lusty green lawn, by Kathleen Bernie

Once a year, either in spring or in autumn, both, if I am really motivated, I dethatch (vigorously rake out any dead grass that has built up) and core (give the area a good fork over to loosen the soil). Coring reduces compaction and improves aeration and drainage.

Mark overcrowded bulb clumps......

 

....... because they need to be divided!!! However the trick is to know when.

What to do with frost tender plants?

Let them die and replace them with hardier ones!!!!

Aurelie Quade