Autumn lawn treatments are not often given as much attention as spring, summer and winter treatments but they are just as important. In fact, they are very important if you want to maintain turf health through the winter and have a healthy lawn ready to go again in the spring. Here is our advice … Continue reading How do I choose an autumn fertiliser?
If any of your customers have pets you are likely to be familiar with the problem of pet urine causing scorch patches on lawns. Most associate the problem with dog urine only but cat urine can be just as bad. It's generally worse with female dogs because of the way they squat as opposed to the … Continue reading Why does pet urine damage lawns?
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