There’s no better family friendly surface than a luscious lawn. Why choose lawn for your family?
- It’s soft under bare feet and paws
- It can easily turn into a cricket pitch or football field for hours of family fun
- It has a cushioning effect which can help reduce the potential for injury
- It absorbs heat and reduces glare
- It absorbs noise
- It has a positive impact on air and water quality
- It turns your house into a home
- It has health and wellbeing benefits
- It can add value to your property price
To find the best lawn to suit your family’s needs, check out the varieties section.
Three easy steps to the perfect backyard cricket pitch
Step 1 – Find a space
Select the best open space in your yard and give it a good water. Every space will have characteristics that give your cricket game its own personal character, whether it’s a shed, the hills hoist or an established tree.
Step 2 – Mow the pitch
Mark out your desired pitch and mow the grass low. Use string lines for a professionally cut, straight pitch and a cylinder mower if possible, as it will provide a light roll and a beautifully manicured pitch surface. If the grass is thatchy, lower your mower’s cutting height and repeat to remove more grass.
Step 3 – Mark the crease
Mark the batting and bowling crease on the grass with either a grass-friendly spray can or create your own appropriate paint by watering down white water-based acrylic paint with 2 parts water, 1 part paint. Paint onto grass with a 25-50mm brush.
Want to make your pitch more pro?
Top dress the pitch with a sandy loam to fill in any ridges or holes. This will provide an even better batting surface.
If you need lawn advice, check out our turf supplier finder to find your nearest turf expert