At the beginning of February, GreenBest's Jack Baxter and I attended a two-day conference in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, held by the UK Lawn Care Association. The event is now an annual occurrence and this year saw over 60 professionals/business owners from the UK lawn care industry attend both days! The event started at 9.45am on Thursday … Continue reading UK Lawn Care Association Conference 2018
Whether you have been running your lawn care business for 15 years or are just starting out, your treatments are the core of the service you offer, it's vital to get them right for you and your customers. The task can seem daunting at first, especially if you are new to the industry. It will … Continue reading Three easy steps to start designing your new treatment plan
UK lawns are well used to frosty mornings and the occasional dump of snow. We all know that it's damaging for a lawn to walk on it when it's frosty but we may not know exactly why that is. In this blog, we look at why that is and how best avoid damage and keep the … Continue reading What do frost and snow do to lawns?
Yesterday (29th November 2017) GreenBest held their sixth Lawnforum event in Mere, Cheshire. The venue was conveniently located near the M6 and M56 allowing lawn care professionals from the whole of Cheshire and surrounding counties to attend. The morning started with an in-depth look at lawn nutrition with Daisy Lacey of GreenBest Ltd. After giving … Continue reading Lawnforum event proved useful for lawn care professionals
Soil testing is a vital service for crop growers. When your income depends on the season's yield you want to make sure your soil has everything it needs for a large, healthy harvest. In professional lawn care, however, we tend to use it only when there is a problem with the lawn. Here's what you … Continue reading When is a soil test necessary for a lawn?
Lawnforums are regional lawn care events held by GreenBest. Heavily based on feedback from our customers, they are designed to support discussion, networking and provide fertiliser education for the growing lawn care industry. You do not have to be an existing customer of GreenBest Ltd to attend! This year we have two new interesting presentations … Continue reading Book now for Lawnforum Cheshire Wednesday 29th November 2017
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?