Before the year does wrap up as far as the Garden is concerned I'm happy to report that my new turf has settled in well. To be honest I think I choose just the right time of year to install it, and though I might have complained about the rain we had in August, in truth I think it went a long way to helping the Lawn get firmly established. Of course now it's September the damp whether is only likely to continue, but at the same time the air is fairly warm. This is all good news as far as I'm concerned.
My new lawn has had two or three trims since planting a few weeks ago, not necessarily because it desperately needed it, but because I've always been a firm believer that a little trim actually helps things grow back thicker and stronger. If only the same were true for my hair!
At this point I should probably point out the success I've had with my newest lawn mower. It's a Bosch Rotak model, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone, in fact I think the review that inspired me to buy it in the first place was pretty spot on, it's thebest lawn mowerI've ever owned that's for sure. I've never been too greatly concerned about only using electric powered tools, in my mind petrol is only for the proffesionals. Besides I can't be doing with all that mucky petrol and two stroke oil making my garage dirty, that simply wouldn't do! Not only all that, but my garden is tiny anyway, I couldn't possibly justify anything bigger than this, it would be ridiculous.
With my new turf down at least no thatch has managed to set into my lawn, after all it's only been there 5 minutes. It's a bit like buying a new car, you know you'll have no issues for at least the first couple of years. In the case of the lawn I suspect I'll have a harder job this time next year, I'll probably have to do some raking and aerating to breath new life back into it, but for the moment at least I can relax.