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David Hedges-Gower


David Hedges-Gower has over 35 years' experience of working with grass and lawns. From his early days in the world of professional golf to the present day as a media expert, author and advisor to prestigious organisations around the UK, David has dedicated his career to lawns.


From his early days in the world of professional golf to the present day as a media expert, author and advisor to prestigious organisations around the UK, David has dedicated his career to lawns. Read David's biography to learn more about his career.

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December - the last little lawn jobs 

I can’t believe its December already but thankfully we’ve not had many frosts so far this winter.  However, colder months will still be having a negative impact on your lawn so make sure you give your lawn a helping hand to see it through to spring.

If the frosts stay away and rainfall is light, be sure to apply a liquid moss killer to your lawn as the conditions will be perfect.  Believe it or not, your lawn would also love a good mow right now.  Apart from tidying the lawn, it also helps dry the lawn grasses which is essential for winter disease prevention.

It’s also not too late to aerate your lawn. This will help your lawn in a number of ways – drying it out, aiding new root development, reducing sub surface thatch, releasing CO2 and adding oxygen, to name just a few. You can use a manual aerator, buy a mechanical aerator or hire one from the Homebase.

Despite the cold weather, you may be surprised to hear that it might still be warm enough for seeds to germinate. However, to be on the safe side, it may be better to stick to turf and leave seeding until the spring – a lot less mess and much faster results. There really is no excuse for ignoring any patches in your lawn.

Is everyone asking you what you want for Christmas? Why not consider a new lawn rake - nothing harms your grass more than just leaving them on the lawn so rake them up as soon as possible and pop them into your compost.

Have a very merry Christmas. I’ll be back in the new year with even more helpful lawn advice.

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David's book: Modern Lawn Care


In 2004 he published Modern Lawn Care, the first UK book ever to be written by a true lawn expert, and the only one available with comprehensive, easy-to-use and contemporary information. The book is already a great success, endorsing the author’s ability to explain lawn care in great detail while still empowering the reader to choose their own level of intervention to suit their needs. A copy was even requested by the Queen for use at Buckingham Palace.

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