Soil compaction and lawn aeration

Soil compaction is one of the most common, but least known problems with lawns in the UK. Around half of the volume of a healthy soil is gaps and channels. These channels allow air and moisture to pass down into the soil, allowing it to “breathe”. Compaction is the act of compressing the soil so that these gaps are no longer there. Read More »

Solid Tine Aeration

Does your lawn have a compaction problem? If your lawn has thin areas of grass, if it goes very brown throughout the hot months of summer, drains poorly,or even if it just struggles to grow throughout the year, then there is a good chance that it is suffering from a soil compaction problem. What is the cause of… Read More »

Hollow Tine Aeration

Does your lawn have a compaction problem? If your lawn has thin areas of grass, if it goes very brown throughout the hot months of summer, drains poorly, or even if it just struggles to grow throughout the year, then there is a good chance that it is suffering from a soil compaction problem. What is the cause… Read More »

Aeration Treatments

Lawn aeration will benefit any lawn. What is lawn compaction? If your lawn is old, well used or has weak, thin areas which seem to continue to deteriorate no matter what lawn fertiliser products you apply, then it is most likely suffering from a soil compaction problem. Compacted soil occurs due to the particles of soil becoming literally squashed… Read More »

The easiest ways to improve your lawn this summer

So many people want a beautiful looking lawn to finish off their garden. As a lawn care professional, I see the same problems on lawns over and over. Many of these struggling lawns can be dramatically improved just with simple fixes. From my years of experience and a lawn care professional, here are my easiest and ways to improve your lawn this summer.

Treatment 6

The focus during the late winter months of January and February is to keep an eye on the lawn for pest damage and fungal diseases. Control of moss can also be carried out to help keep any moss issue at bay. It is also beneficial to keep the lawn tidy of any leaves and debris left on the… Read More »

Plastic netting in turf – A nightmare for wildlife and gardeners

Over the past few years I have noticed a worrying increase in the use of plastic netting in new lawns. This plastic mesh not only makes carrying out some lawn treatments very difficult but it can harm wildlife and increase plastic pollution in the environment. Find out why farmers are growing plastic embedded turf and how you can avoid this new environmental scourge.

Question: Crane flies for ten years

I received this interesting question in August 2020 about crane flies attacking a lawn year after year. “We’ve had leatherjackets now for ten plus years, gradually getting worse every year. We were of the understanding that crane flies return to where they were larvae.” This is an interesting question about crane flies. Find out more about them and if they return.

Mowing your lawn around lawn treatments

I am often asked about mowing your lawn around lawn treatments. I am flexible as to when I visit to apply a treatment and will always be able to work around your mowing schedule, if needed. Mowing around your lawn treatments can be a little complicated. It depends on the condition of the lawn and treatments which are… Read More »