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.
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
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?
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?
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?
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?