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.
Nutrient deficiencies are rare in treated lawns. The soil of established lawns is usually quite good at holding nutrients however, there are occasions when a domestic lawn does need a top-up of one nutrient or another. Perhaps it's a new-build struggling on poor soil, or maybe it's a very sandy area that sees a lot … Continue reading Identifying nutrient deficiency in a lawn
It's important to use the right kind of fertiliser when dealing with new lawns. Setting seedlings/turf up with the right amount of nutrients will help the new lawn establish well leading to fewer weeds and a greener, healthier lawn in the long run. Use a fertiliser designed for the job Most fertilisers are not suitable … Continue reading What fertiliser do I use with seeds/turf?
There are two main questions we get asked when it comes to fertiliser quantities... what is the application rate of the fertiliser? and how much fertiliser do I need to buy? GreenBest is always happy to help you with questions like this, but if you want to know how to work these out yourself then … Continue reading How much fertiliser do I need?
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