Oxfordshire Doctor wins Britians Best Lawn
A lawn in an Oxfordshire garden has been named the best in Britain in a national competition judged by the Director of the Harrogate Flower Show in association with Allet Mowers and The Daily Telegraph.
Retired doctor Chisholm Ogg's turf at Long Wittenham was chosen for its quality, features and maintenance routines. Dr Ogg, 74, who spends up to 10 hours a day gardening, said: "I'm very surprised, but it does reflect the amount of work I do on it."
Now I have had a good look at the video and must admit that the lawn may have a nice shape to it but the quality of the surface should not win an award. There are huge clumps of lawn weeds in the sward and I bet the grass content was not included in the judging criteria. Shocking! Read more on The BBC
Our Top Ten Tips in creating an award winning lawn :
Your lawn should only have desirable turf grasses in it
It should be free from weeds and moss and weed grasses
It should have consistent colour and growth
The lawn should be mown at a suitable height with a nice clean cut across the leaf
There should not be any leaf litter on the lawn
There should be no signs of lawn disease
The should be no signs of lawn pest activity
The surface should be firm and you should not sink into the vegetation
The lawn should be mown multi direction and be visually pleasing to the eye and surroundings
Keep a record of maintenance and treatments