November 20, 2014

We think that Aeration it is one of the very best things one can do for the lawn (apart from mowing properly of course!). Sometimes called spiking, or tining, aeration does not have an instant, visible impact on the lawn but it does have these other great benefits:

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October 9, 2014

Leaves can spell doom for lawns if they are left on the lawn for any length of time. Under the leaf blanket the grass plants are deprived of light and therefore will thin and die off, the leaves as they decompose are also very attractive to worms and will encourage the...

September 3, 2014

My Team and I have been working recently on our top tips for a professional mowing job. Here are our pearls of wisdom from what we have learnt over the years of mowing lawns week in week out: 


1. Start out with a decent mower and choose a mower that is appropriate for...

June 20, 2014

Our customer base seems to be very divided as to whether they like to water their lawns over the summer months. Of course, if you wish your lawn to stay green in a dry summer, then water is the only answer.


To keep your lawn looking green and healthy, the trick with wa...

June 5, 2014

Red Thread seems to be a perennial problem every summer for our lawns here in London. This disease starts by the lawn looking at first glance as if it has a little thatch in some patches. One of those "yellow patches" that sometimes just appears on the lawn. It's worth...

March 8, 2014

After the wettest winter on record, at long last the sun is out, the temperature is on the rise and the lawns should be starting to dry out. Following a tricky couple of months weather wise for our lawns, the grass will now be starting to grow with a vengence....

February 21, 2014

February is a planning month for gardeners (although with all the mild weather bulbs are starting to come up and give us some hope that Spring might be on its way!) so it's a great opportunity to have a good clear out of the shed and see what's left over of last year's...

January 22, 2014

Compaction is one of the key elements that prevent lawns from prospering. Compaction occurs when the grains of material, which form the soil, become squeezed together so that there are no gaps in between the soil particles.


This accretion has a number of effects. First...

January 15, 2014

Fusarium Patch (Microdochium Nivale) disease is the most common of all lawn diseases in the UK, although the symptoms are most severely seen in fine turf.


You will know if this disease is present by orange/brown circular patches which will appear on your lawn. As it sp...

December 12, 2013

With temperatures at last now feeling really wintery and the recent hard frosts, you'd be forgiven for completely forgetting all about your lawn! However there are a few tips to bear in mind at this time of year that will ensure that your lawn overwinters as well as it...

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