It can be quite surprising to find slime mould on a lawn, especially if it is brightly coloured! You may initially want to reach for the chemicals but there isn't really much to worry about, slime moulds are generally harmless and actually rather interesting! Here's what you need to know about slime moulds... What is … Continue reading Is slime mould a problem on lawns?
We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the UK Lawn Care Association (LCA) Annual Conference again in February 2018. The event will take place on Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd of February 2018 at Wyboston Lakes and Conference Centre. As sponsors of the association, GreenBest will be attending the conference and … Continue reading LCA Annual Conference 2018
I often get asked whether it is possible to use liquid fertilisers instead of granular fertilisers in professional lawn care. The answer to this question is yes, but there are some important factors to consider before dumping your spreaders. In this article, we think about the possible benefits and drawbacks of liquid fertilisers. Nutrient availability Liquid … Continue reading Liquid vs. granular fertilisers
Biostimulants are growing in popularity very quickly, especially in the turf management industry; they have a wide range of benefits that make economic and environmental sense. They are usually made with natural ingredients, are generally low in nutrient value, and are used to improve plant health, colour and vigour. Here's a quick overview of the … Continue reading What does a biostimulant do?
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?