Dobbies is inviting gardening enthusiasts to its Dunfermline store for a free Grow How session on how to care for your lawn as the weather warms up.

Gardeners of all abilities will have the chance to learn about common causes of lawn difficulties, including moss and weed growth, and how to tackle them.

The Dobbies team will help gardeners spot everything from rough-stalked Feathermoss and Haircap moss to common weeds such as Clovers and Dandelions, and how to manage them.

Attendees will also learn to identify the common causes of moss and weed growth in lawns, including waterlogged conditions, acidic soil, and seed dispersal by wind.

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Mark Cunningham, Dobbies’ Horti manager, commented: “As we look forward to the warmer months, I can't stress enough the importance of lawncare in spring. Scarifying is a crucial step to remove dead thatch or moss, ensuring your lawn can breathe, soak up sunlight, and grow.

Following scarification, addressing any winter damage is essential. Aerate waterlogged areas to improve drainage and reseed bare patches to encourage new growth. Applying a high-nitrogen lawn feed will invigorate your lawn, enhancing its green colour just in time for summer.”

A special focus will be placed on long-term lawn care techniques, including aeration, light, and water penetration, alongside scarifying to remove thatch and to encourage new grass growth.

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“Also consider leaving a small area of your garden untended to support local wildlife. A patch of wildflowers can attract pollinators, adding life and colour to your garden, and creating a biodiverse environment.

This balance of care and natural growth not only results in a beautiful lawn but also contributes to a healthier ecosystem right in your back garden.” Mark added.

The Grow How session will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 10.30am.