In this summer weather, lawns are likely to struggle without water and may turn brown as they go dormant. The best way that your customers can keep their lawns green all through the summer, regardless of rain, is to water them! [Assuming there are no hosepipe restrictions of course.] Here are some useful tips to … Continue reading Watering lawns: Tips to pass on to your customers
Wetting agents are surfactants that are specifically designed for use on lawns to help them "wet" easily and evenly. They have long been used in the golf industry, but they are now becoming more popular in professional lawn care as they offer some attractive benefits. What is the problem? Over time soil can become hydrophobic; this … Continue reading What are lawn wetting agents for?
The British Isles get quite a lot of rain for most of the year; for this reason, most of the public have no need to install lawn irrigation equipment. Unfortunately, when we do get the odd spell of dry weather our lawns begin to suffer and the job of the lawn care technician becomes quite … Continue reading How does drought affect lawns?
Lawn scarification is an important part of lawn care but did you know all the reasons for doing it? Understanding why you are scarifying will not only help you sell your services better but also help you to achieve the lovely lawn that your customer is looking for. Removing thatch and moss from a lawn Thatch and … Continue reading Why do we scarify lawns?
Like it or not, iron sulphate is a very useful, and easy to buy, compound for professional lawn care technicians! Products made with iron sulphate have traditionally always been applied prior to scarification in an attempt to blacken the moss and make it easier to remove. But these days more and more lawn care professionals … Continue reading Should I apply iron sulphate before or after scarification?
Much of the UK professional lawn care industry is already carrying out or are planning to carry out their spring lawn treatments soon. Spring is the time of year when the garden comes back to life and your customers will want to start enjoying their lawn again. Here are some tips to pass on to your … Continue reading Spring lawn care tips for your customers!
What is scarification for? Scarification is quite simply the process of removing organic matter from the lawn. It plays an important role in the maintenance of a modern domestic lawn and is a service offered by nearly all professional lawn care companies. Reasons for scarifying can vary. Generally, it is used for thatch and moss removal from … Continue reading When is the best time of year to scarify lawns?
Spring is one of the busiest times of the year in professional lawn care; the combination of fertiliser applications, scarifications and weed treatments makes it an action packed season! Whilst you plan your work it helps to know you have chosen a fertiliser that will perform as expected and help create the perfect lawn that … Continue reading How to choose a spring fertiliser
The UK Lawn Care Association's annual conference took place this year on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th of February at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre near Marlow. This year the conference was a two-day event filled with a variety of speakers and exhibitors, all relevant to the lawn care industry. The event was well attended … Continue reading UK Lawn Care Association conference 8th-9th February 2017
Moss is a familiar enemy to most lawn care technicians in the UK. The unfortunate truth is that our climate is perfect for it. Dark, wet winters allow moss to flourish; dominating any turfgrass species that are attempting to make it through the season. This guide will help you understand the many reasons why moss might … Continue reading The Truth About Moss