Ultimate lawn care guide — experts share their essential tips for lawn health

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Getting your lawn care right could be the best thing you've ever done for your garden. If you've previously struggled with maintaining a healthy lawn, it's important to look at the reasons why it's failing.

Ensure you are using a native species, fit for the UK climate. Your soil is key to the success of your lawn, so understanding the condition of your soil is vital. If you have poor soil then you may need to look at improving this by aerating, and enriching it with organic matter before attempting any lawn ideas.

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Chris Bonnett

Chris Bonnett is the founder of online garden centre GardeningExpress and has been in the horticulture industry for over 20 years. 

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Paul Hicks

Paul is the Marketing and Product Manager for STIHL GB, having worked at STIHL for nine years, and is responsible for the full product range of garden tools

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David Hedges-Gower

David is one of the UK's leading lawn experts, with over 30 years' experience in the industry. He is Chairman of the Lawn Association, an educational platform for homeowners and professionals, and founded the world's first lawn care qualification.

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Richard Ferguson

International Marketing Manager at Hozelock UK who have been masters in garden product innovations for over 65 years.

Johanna Elvidge, Head of Domestic Design at Marshalls
Johanna Elvidge

Johanna is a talented landscape designer with more than 20 years’ experience working in the construction industry. She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Leeds Beckett University and is Head of Domestic Design at Marshalls. 

Teresa Conway
Deputy editor on Homebuilding & Renovating

Teresa was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens in 2018 and worked as the Editor on this magazine. She has extensive experience writing and editing content on gardens and landscaping on brands such as Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Living Etc magazine. She has developed close working relationships with top landscape architects and leading industry experts, and has been exposed to an array of rich content and expertise.

In 2020 Teresa bought her first home. She and her partner worked alongside architects and builders to transform the downstairs area of her two bedroom Victorian house in north London into a usable space for her family. Along the way she learned the stresses, woes and joys of home renovation, and is now looking to her next project, landscaping the back garden.