It's the start of a new year and you will probably be taking on some new lawns this season; the winter has been wet and many potential customers will be starting to realise that their lawn needs some extra special treatment. Whether you run a professional lawn treatment or gardening company, there is an early … Continue reading Options for early spring lawn treatments
The UK Lawn Care Association's annual conference took place last week at Wyboston Lakes Conference Venue. Jack Baxter and myself were invited to represent GreenBest and SmartLawn fertilisers as we are one of the long-term sponsors of the association. The conference was held in the Woodlands event center, the recently refurbished venue at Wyboston Lakes … Continue reading The UKLCA conference January 2020
GreenBest have been supplying lawn care companies with fertiliser for over 20 years. Until recently lawn care has been very under-represented as all of the large turf organisations focus mainly on sports turf professionals and trade shows are of limited relevance. It's only the last few years that we have seen a strong community grow … Continue reading Why should you join the UK Lawn Care Association?
This posting reaches us from Jack Chapman of Kingsbury Lawn Care which serves several hundred customers for lawn care services in the West Midlands area. Jack is a new committee member of the UK Lawn Care Association, a networking body made up of small to medium lawn care businesses from start-ups to the well established.
Last week we attended SALTEX; a turf management trade show held at the NEC, Birmingham. For those with an interest in professional lawn care, this is one of the most relevant trade shows to go to in the UK... and it's FREE to attend! This is only the third year that GreenBest has exhibited at … Continue reading SALTEX review 2019
Turf is a brilliant invention, it allows landscapers and gardeners to create an instant lawn that will quickly finish off any garden project and the results are usually pretty spectacular. Turf is expensive though, mistakes can be costly; so here are our top tips for getting the best result from your turfing efforts. Before you … Continue reading Success with turf
"Are your fertilisers hazardous?" For the majority of SmartLawn fertiliser, the answer is no, however, there are some materials that we use that do carry warnings. All of this is detailed in the relevant Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), which for our products can be found here: https://smartlawnfertiliser.co.uk/download-material-safety-data-sheets-msds/ All MSDS in the UK must follow … Continue reading Understanding the MSDS – Is this product hazardous?
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?