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 year we had a dry summer and as a result, many lawns in the UK were looking rather worse for wear. Even treated lawns can suffer in drought and nothing can keep a lawn green if it is not provided with enough water. If your lawns are looking stressed out again this year here … Continue reading What to do with a stressed out lawn?
What problems does drought cause for the lawn? Lack of water causes severe drought stress in lawns. Without water, the grass will slow its growth and lose its colour. Fungal pathogens will find drought-stressed grass easy to attack, especially in the warm and humid evenings. Drought also increases the risk of causing burn/scorch from lawn … Continue reading Non-scorch summer lawn treatments
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?