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
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?
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?
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?
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