Lawn care consists of many aspects, not just the grass itself, but the soil, other plants and drainage. When we give you a quote for the best course of action we firstly carry out a comprehensive lawn analysis. We use this report to get the best out of your lawn, and inparticular look at weed infestation, moss & disease control, and address issues such as pest invasion and soil requirements.
One of our lawn care specialists will visit your home to carry out a comprehensive, FREE assessment of your lawn’s current condition, comprising of:
• Soil and grass analysis
• Assessing the pH levels
• Feeding, watering and mowing pratices
• Identifying weed, moss or other related problems
• Diagnosis of compaction, thatch and moss levels
• Measurement of your lawn
• A no-obligation quotation for any treatments recommended from the report.
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Throughout the year we will be identifying and solving any visible problems with your lawn. Our regular planned programme of care can include:
To produce a lush, dark green, quality lawn, a regular programme of fertilisation is essential to replace the nutrients lost from regular cutting, develop a strong healthy sward and build up resistance to drought and disease. Simply Green Lawns use specialist fertilisers only available to professionals which feature advanced coating technology. This enables the fertiliser to be released over time and prevents both surge growth and burn that can come from ‘off the shelf’ fertilisers.
A beautiful Simply green Lawn is a weed free healthy lawn. Our lawn care experts will apply a variety of carefully selected products to your lawn to control many of the common weeds and problems in your grass.
We offer a full range of specific treatments to deal with the more stubborn or uncommon problems that occasionally occur in lawns. These can include persistent moss problems, stubborn weed types such as Lesser Trefoil or Speedwell, lawn diseases, drought issues, grubs and pests, even worm castings or bare patches. Furthermore, our lawn care specialists will also carry out, when appropriate, mechanical services such as scarification and aeration in order to both help improve and maintain the ongoing health of your lawn.
Once you’re happy with our advice and quotation, we’ll commence treatment, which is normally carried out over a three to four visit programme based on the specific requirements of your lawn.
Our professional lawn care staff are extremely experienced, with extensive knowledge of lawn care and treatment techniques, ensuring that whatever the treatment programme recommended, your lawn will not only be lush and deep green throughout the summer, but healthy all year round.
Our Lawn Report will include the following 18-point analysis:
The age of the lawn is a general indicator of the likelihood of lawn conditions, such as thatch and compaction. Generally, the older the lawn, the greater the thatch levels.
The lawn mower type, the condition of the machine and imparticular the lawn mower blade, usually gives a good indication to the reasons for some lawn conditions, and the problems that regularly occur.
This helps us to understand the reason for the appearance and present condition of the lawn and why such problems are in your lawn.
There are a number of grass varieties commonly found on lawns. Identifying the types of grass in your lawn, enables us to understand the potential of your lawn, as well as providing insight into its ability to withstand stressful conditions.
We will identify many of the common lawn weeds such as daisies, dandelions, clover, buttercup, plantains, sorrel etc. and apply a selective herbicide specific to killing off all these weeds.
A few lawn weeds require special and repeated attention. We identify those present in your lawn, which could include the likes of Lesser Trefoil, Speedwell, or other stubborn weed types.
This is an indicator of the general level of weed penetration in your lawn. Don't worry though, the higher the weed population the greater the difference you will notice after we treat your lawn.
We find that moss is a particular concern to most lawn owners. Identifying the level of moss infestation is an important indicator for us too, and helps us recommend the best course of treatment for your lawn. Moss in a lawn is nearly always the result of other neglected or influencing factors apparent in your lawn care, therefore we make it a priority to identify and rectify these factors in order to solve your moss related issues.
Surface thatch is the name given to a layer of organic material, i.e. grass cuttings, rotten leaves, just above the soil line. Surface thatch is one of the major causes of moss on a lawn and needs to be reduced. Spiking or raking has very little effect on surface thatch. Specialist scarification equipment is best employed to reduce this layer.
Sub-surface thatch is similar to surface thatch, except the mat or thatch is found beneath the soil line. Sub-surface thatch reduces aerobic action in the soil as well as preventing nutrients from reaching the roots of the grass. As a result the roots on lawns which suffer with sub-surface thatch are very close to the soil line, and as a consequence very weak. Raking has no impact on sub-surface thatch whatsoever and spiking is almost as futile. Hollow-tine aeration is the best way of reducing sub-surface thatch in a lawn.
The type of soil a lawn is laid on does of course have an effect on the lawn's health and growing habit. We like to know what lies beneath. Each lawn is unique, so it would be a mistake to conclude that your lawn is laid on the same soil as your neighbour's. In fact, most new lawns are laid on ground bereft of any significant top-soil. We will take a core sample to identify your lawns main soil type.
We like to know the level of compaction in your soil, i.e. how tight or loose the soil is. The more compact the soil, the weaker the lawn and the more likely we are to recommend Hollow-Tine Aeration.
Based on a number of conditions we find on the lawn, we may recommend hollow-tine aeration. Depending on the significance of the problem we might recommend it be carried out immediately or we might suggest it be carried out at a later date. We believe there is no need to make our customers pay for something they don't really need.
Based on a number of conditions found in the lawn, such as surface or sub-surface thatch, we may recommend scarification as a means to address and remove the thatch. Excessive thatch can cause many major problems for your lawn therefore dealing with the thatch is a very important and of the highest priority.
Some unsightly patches or conditions in your lawn may be due to a lawn disease which have resulted due to adverse or unnormal weather conditions for the time of year, or simply because of cultural practices. We will identify the problem and put together a solution to rectify it as quickly as possible.
Pests or Insects in a lawn can cause havoc. Your lawn might be suffering because you have a problem with casting worms, or worse still, leatherjackets or chafer grubs. Moles love the worms, and they themselves will destroy a beautiful lawn with tunnels and hills they create however with the latter two pests once they are in a lawn, badges and birds will do anything to get to them, even if that means ripping up the entire lawn. We have both preventitive products, and aftercare solutions.
There are a number of other environmental factors contributing to the condition of your lawn, ie. amount of shade, presence and position of trees, or simply drought related issues. We will identify these factors and recommend the best solution to resolve some of the factors.
Mowing procedures, including frequency and cutting heights are of vital importance to achieving a healthly lawn, and in particular keeping many of the problems out of your lawn. One of the main reason why Britain's lawns are covered in moss is because many like to cut the lawn as short as possible believing they can achieve a "bowling green standard" whereas the normal home lawn cannot cope with this option and you are infact encourage the development of many lawn problems.