Nutrient deficiencies are rare in treated lawns. The soil of established lawns is usually quite good at holding nutrients however, there are occasions when a domestic lawn does need a top-up of one nutrient or another. Perhaps it's a new-build struggling on poor soil, or maybe it's a very sandy area that sees a lot … Continue reading Identifying nutrient deficiency in a lawn
As a lawn care professional, you'll know the importance of mowing when it comes to getting that lawn looking it's best! Some lawn care companies do offer mowing services, but if you do not then here are some FAQs that you can pass on to your customers so that they can keep the lawn looking … Continue reading Mowing FAQs
It's important to use the right kind of fertiliser when dealing with new lawns. Setting seedlings/turf up with the right amount of nutrients will help the new lawn establish well leading to fewer weeds and a greener, healthier lawn in the long run. Use a fertiliser designed for the job Most fertilisers are not suitable … Continue reading What fertiliser do I use with seeds/turf?
There are two main questions we get asked when it comes to fertiliser quantities... what is the application rate of the fertiliser? and how much fertiliser do I need to buy? GreenBest is always happy to help you with questions like this, but if you want to know how to work these out yourself then … Continue reading How much fertiliser do I need?
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?