Category Archives: Lawn Issues in the Press

I like to keep an eye on lawn issues in the press, so I will summarise any interesting articles or media which come up in this section of blog posts.

Plastic netting in turf – A nightmare for wildlife and gardeners

By | 12/10/2020

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.

COVID-19 – Suspension of lawn treatments

By | 04/05/2020

Following Government advice and guidance concerning the Coronavirus outbreak, I have taken the decision to suspend lawn treatments and visits whilst travel restrictions remain in place. With all Government guidance urging the nation to come together to fight the spread of the virus I feel that this is the only course of action at this difficult time.

Glyphosate license extended for five years by EU

By | 29/11/2017

The weedkiller chemical called Glyphosate has been in the news recently. The 15 year license for public use in the European Union was due to expire on December 15th 2017. This license has now been extended for another 5 years to 2022. Glyphosate has featured heavily in sensational press articles in recent years due to the World Health… Read More »