What is seaweed extract? SmartLawn Seaweed Extract is made from a type of seaweed called Ascophyllum nodosum. Seaweeds have been used as fertiliser for many decades, they have been shown to benefit turfgrass in numerous ways time and time again. Our extract is made from seaweed harvested and processed here in the British Isles. How does … Continue reading Why should I apply seaweed to a lawn?
We often get asked about the differences between blended and homogeneous fertilisers. GreenBest can offer both and we are happy to help you choose depending on your requirements. Here's a quick guide to help you understand both types... What is a blended fertiliser? A simple mix of two or more different materials. The granules vary … Continue reading Blended vs Homogeneous
What does NPK stand for? N, P & K are the chemical symbols for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium respectively. These are the three main nutrients required by a plant to grow and thrive. The NPK of a fertiliser is usually written as three numbers which refer to the percentage of that nutrient in the product. … Continue reading What is NPK?
Soluble iron sulphate commonly available for use on lawns as a DIY alternative to liquid iron products. It is dissolved in water and applied with a sprayer, usually to cause blackening in moss, but also to quickly give colour to the lawn. If you are a lawn care professional then the chances are that you've … Continue reading What you need to know about soluble iron sulphate
Aside from the obvious feature of cutting the grass to make the lawn tidy, mowing is great for getting the air circulating through the lawn and invigorating the grass. If you do not offer lawn mowing as a service to your customers then you will probably be giving your customers some mowing advice, after all, … Continue reading What type of mower should I recommend to my customers?
What is red thread disease? Red thread disease is caused by a fungal pathogen called Laetisaria fuciformis (formerly known as Corticium fuciforme). It infects and kills leaves of grass but it does not usually kill the plant. Unfortunately, it affects some most of the common lawn species that we see including creeping fescues and perennial ryegrass. Red thread … Continue reading What is red thread disease?
Last year we had a dry summer and as a result, many lawns in the UK were looking rather worse for wear. Even treated lawns can suffer in drought and nothing can keep a lawn green if it is not provided with enough water. If your lawns are looking stressed out again this year here … Continue reading What to do with a stressed out lawn?
'Organic' lawn treatments are growing in demand in the British lawn care industry. It seems to be partly fuelled by the public's changing perception of sustainability and partly by the continued restriction on the use of professional plant protection products. I am increasingly asked about how to create a 100% organic lawn treatment plan, here … Continue reading Organic Lawn Treatments
What problems does drought cause for the lawn? Lack of water causes severe drought stress in lawns. Without water, the grass will slow its growth and lose its colour. Fungal pathogens will find drought-stressed grass easy to attack, especially in the warm and humid evenings. Drought also increases the risk of causing burn/scorch from lawn … Continue reading Non-scorch summer lawn treatments
We always get asked whether the SmartLawn lawn fertiliser products that we sell are safe for use with pets. It's natural for your customers to question this and they may have concerns that need addressing. I hope I have answered your questions below, but if not, please call and speak to a member of the … Continue reading Is lawn fertiliser safe for use with pets?