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LAWN CARE SERVICES

COMPLETE LAWN CARE

We believe we are the only business that will provide such a complete and specialist service. We combine cutting the lawn with either a ride on or push mower depending on size, and design the optimum package of lawn improvement processes with animal and eco friendly treatments, to give you a beautifully manicured lawn. There are more details of treatments we offer on this page, for any others treatments please ask.

This service is unique to us. In this service we take care of all your lawns needs, from its weekly/fortnightly cut to that once a year top dressing. 


All your lawn requirements are taken care of. All your treatments are included,  

TREATMENTS

All lawns require regular fertilising in order to stay in peak condition.

Our expert use’s their training and knowledge as qualified turf professionals to identify the best treatment programme for your lawn.

The main difference that sets us apart from our competitors, is our training, qualifications and experience in the industry, and our knowledge of the bespoke treatments that we supply to our customers.

We will adjust and apply your feed programme to the finest detail that is relevant for the conditions and grass type of your lawn.

Our selection of fertiliser is based on achieving the following benefits:


  • Longevity.

  • Better colour appearance.

  • Disease control.

  • Moss control.

Nitrogen is a very important element of fertiliser. However, other elements must also be considered to achieve the best results. To continuously use nitrogen-only feeds as a solution to a perfectly green lawn, will only cause further problems 

This is why all our treatment plans are balanced and we use a mix of treatments not just one type to improve and feed your lawn.

All our treatments we use are animal, pet friendly. Natural and eco friendly. We believe this is important to help improve the world. 

AERATION

 Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.

The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements.

Do you require Aeration?

One of the most common questions from homeowners is how to determine if they should be aerating their lawn. Your lawn is probably a good candidate for aeration if it:


Gets heavy use, such as serving as the neighborhood      playground or racetrack. Children and pets running around the yard      contribute to soil compaction.

Was established as part of a newly constructed home.      Often, the topsoil of newly constructed lawns is stripped or buried, and      the grass established on subsoil has been compacted by construction      traffic.

Dries out easily and has a spongy feel. This might      mean your lawn has an excessive thatch problem. Take a shovel and remove a      slice of lawn about four inches deep. If the thatch layer is greater than      one-half inch, aeration is recommended.

Was established by sod, and soil layering exists.      Soil layering means that soil of finer texture, which comes with imported      sod, is layered over the existing coarser soil. This layering disrupts      drainage, as water is held in the finer-textured soil. This leads to      compacted conditions and poor root development. Aerating breaks up the      layering, allowing water to flow through the soil more easily and reach      the roots

When we recommend Aeration.

The best time for aeration is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. Our expert would aerate your lawn in the spring or in the autumn.

SCARIFYING

Scarifying is a process perhaps best described as a mechanical raking of the lawn; its primary purpose is to remove thatch from the lawn, although it has associated benefits as well. This will thin out and remove the excess thatch and moss invasion that has built up within a lawn over time and without treatments.
Thatch what is it?
Thatch is a naturally occurring layer within your lawn comprising of dead and live grass, leaves, root stems and moss which is present between the base of the grass stems and the soil bed below. A small amount of thatch in a lawn is considered healthy as it aids its resilience however it is easy for this layer to become too thick and affect the health of the lawn. Our expert will be able to determine how much thatch your lawn has and if it requires Scarifying.  
Reasons to get your lawn Scarified!
A lawn that has developed a large amount of thatch or moss needs to be scarified to remove as much of this material as possible, allowing the grass space to grow. An excessive thatch layer (typically more than 12 - 20mm,) can restrict the movement of air, water, fertilizer and other materials to the roots of the grass, all of which are necessary for healthy turf growth. Scarifying should be carried out in spring or early autumn when the grass is growing actively to allow it to recover from this rigorous process. It is advisable; although not essential to carry out scarifying before a fertiliser treatment as this will greatly speed the rate of recovery from the process.
Lawns are different in their characteristics and it is therefore very difficult to predict how often to scarify a lawn. There are many factors that will affect the frequency required. If a lawn contains large amounts of thatch and/or moss it may need several treatments to reduce the level to be manageable. Different grass types tend to produce more thatch than others and therefore need scarifying more frequently. Generally we advise that a lawn should preferably be scarified every year or two years. For specific advice please discuss it with us.
How will this be carried out?
Our expert will arrive on a pre-arranged time to carry out your scarification treatment. The length of time that your scarification treatment will take is very much dependent upon the size of the area to be treated and the condition of the lawn. Scarifying a lawn creates a large amount of debris but do not be alarmed this will all be cleared and removed by our expert leaving you with a tidy lawn

OVERSEEDING

Overseeding is one of the quickest and most effective ways to rejuvenate your lawn. Overseeding is the application of grass seed to your existing lawn which replenishes the old grass and fills in bare patches.

Over seeding is not just about improving the appearance of your lawn it will also improve the lawns quality; increasing shade and drought tolerance whilst also improving your lawns resistance to diseases. 


Why overseed my lawn?

The main reasons to over seed is to repair the damaged areas of lawn and to make it look thick and healthy; this will also encourage a harder wearing grass which will withstand added traffic. Another important point is that over seeding will encourage better quality grass varieties which can also help to reduce the incidence and severity of both disease and moss infestation, as well as giving a greener and more lush lawn. Overseeding your lawn can help to reduce the invasion of weeds and moss and also improve the colour and appearance of the lawn.

For the best results overseeding can be successfully done in either spring or later summer or early autumn and preferably after scarification and aeration as the warm weather and well ventilated soil encourages better seed germination. Another point to remember when overseeding is there must be growing time left before winter to give the seeds the best chance of surviving the cold weather.


How will this be done?

Our expert will arrive on a pre-arranged appointment to carry out your treatment. The length of time a overseeding treatment will take is very much dependent upon the size of the area to be treated, which will be explained at quotation.

TOP DRESSING

Top dressing is the application of a soil or organic material to the surface of a lawn to improve the quality of the soil over a period of time. Top dressing can consist of a mixture of minerals such as sand, silt and clay. It can be an organic material such as peat, or a combined mixture of them all.

You may apply top dressing monthly or annually, depending on the condition of the lawn. The most effective method of improving minor surface irregularities is to apply top dressing on a regular basis until the desired effect is achieved.

Top dressings are applied to lawns, pitches and greens to help produce a smooth and level surface.

Many lawns can eventually lose their smoothness and become uneven due to the stresses caused from children’s play, turf repair work, foot traffic and even disease. Some lawns may sink with age.

A frequent top dressing can rectify these problems and will also help when cutting the lawn. A smooth surface will allow a lawn mower to produce a more even and consistent cut.

If poor drainage has been a problem, then top dressing with sand or sandy material can improve the ease at which water moves through the soil.

Key Benefits of Top Dressing

Top dressings are used on lawns to bring some, or all of the following benefits:


  1. Improve      the surface and soil drainage rates.

  2. Reduce      and dilute the levels of thatch.

  3. Improve      the levels of smoothness.

  4. Fill      in cracks and gaps.

  5. Increase      water and nutrient retention.

  6. Allow      a lawn mower to produce a smoother and more even cut.

When to Top Dress Your Lawn

Top dressing can be completed whenever necessary, although completing it as part of the autumn renovation procedure is preferred. Top dressing should be applied after any aeration or scarification procedure has been carried out, if possible. This allows the top dressing to fully enter into the surface and soil below, therefore providing more effective results.

WE love improving lawns. let us do the hard work and give you that dream of lawn.

We’d love to have the opportunity to create your dream lawn or that football pitch your kids really want.