What is seaweed extract? SmartLawn Seaweed Extract is made from a type of seaweed called Ascophyllum nodosum. Seaweeds have been used as fertiliser for many decades, they have been shown to benefit turfgrass in numerous ways time and time again. Our extract is made from seaweed harvested and processed here in the British Isles. How does … Continue reading Why should I apply seaweed to a lawn?
Soluble iron sulphate commonly available for use on lawns as a DIY alternative to liquid iron products. It is dissolved in water and applied with a sprayer, usually to cause blackening in moss, but also to quickly give colour to the lawn. If you are a lawn care professional then the chances are that you've … Continue reading What you need to know about soluble iron sulphate
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?
'Organic' lawn treatments are growing in demand in the British lawn care industry. It seems to be partly fuelled by the public's changing perception of sustainability and partly by the continued restriction on the use of professional plant protection products. I am increasingly asked about how to create a 100% organic lawn treatment plan, here … Continue reading Organic Lawn Treatments
How do lawns get waterlogged? You know what we mean by 'waterlogged'; where the soil has so much water in it that the lawn squelches as you walk over it. Sometimes there can be so much water that it pools on the surface and looks like a temporary lake! Even regular amounts of rain can … Continue reading Waterlogged lawns?
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
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?
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?