Now is the Time...
Early Summer Lawn Care & Garden Tips.

 

Soil temperatures are increasing and you maybe noticing more grass clippings in the grass box each week during your weekly cut. In late April as a result of the warmer temperatures, we saw huge growth flushes, some sporting venues went from closed going due to water logging to hand watering dry areas within a week.

During the early summer period our feeds will gently feed your lawn maintaining the right supply of nutrient between our visits.

We are seeing the normal lawn weeds for this time of year albeit some, like Celandine may be hanging around longer than normal.  The problem weeds namely, Germander Speedwell will be treated with a range of selective herbicides during the summer to give a broad spectrum of control.

The wet conditions have suited shallow rooting weeds like annual meadow grass and POA grasses showing their seed heads, its all perfectly normal, just continue to mow as normal, but if you would like more information see "Seed Heads" in our advice section

If bare patches are an issue, we can help with the introduction of new grass species through a programme of over seeding.

Don’t forget to ask us about the benefits of Aeration, Scarification and Over Seeding and the benefits of our Soil Nutrition treatments.

 

1. Mowing Tips

Correct mowing will make the difference between a “so-so” lawn and a great one. There are a few simple steps when mowing that make a big difference in your lawns appearance whatever time of year:

  • A light topping of the grass is always better than a severe “hacking”;
  • Regular cutting will make it more enjoyable for you and frequent cutting requires less effort;
  • Keep cutting the grass regularly and trimming the edges for that smart professional look.

If finding a dry day to cut the lawn is a problem, drag the reverse side of a brush over the lawn, wait 30 minutes or so and then the lawn should be dry enough to cut.

 

2. Soil Nutrition

Now is a great time to apply our Soil Improver. Applied twice a tear it will improve soil conditions, helping with development of strong roots which will produce healthy leaves.

Benefits of our Soil Improver;

  • Improves soil structure and tilth;
  • Creates friable soils and builds deeper top-soil;
  • Breaks up soils compacted by sodium and clay;
  • Allows soil to dry more quickly after rain or irrigation enabling it to be worked sooner;
  • Enhances friendly bacterial action and discourages plant diseases related to poor soil aeration;
  • Conditioned soil allows for deeper, healthier root development and water penetration.


New for 2018 - Our Biology Booster stimulates and improves the soil biology in your lawn, micro-organisms are natural plant hormones, which encourages root growth, strengthens plant tissue and helps with disease recovery.

  • Adds beneficial species rich diversity biology to your soil;
  • Encourages root and shoot development;
  • Natural thatch reduction and aeration;
  • Promotes quicker root development and aids new seed germination;
  • Assists suppression of foliar and root disease;
  • Provides a natural food source for soil microbes;
  • Releases plant nutrients naturally;
  • Improves grass plant stress resistance.


What does all this Soil Nutrition mean?
The improved natural soil biology works on your lawn every day, benefiting your lawns natural eco system, increasing aeration, natural thatch reduction, drought resistence and plant health from the bottom up.

 

3. Clean up your hard surfaces

It's a great time to clean up your drive and patio from Algae, Moss and weeds.

Our biocide will kill mould and other growths within typically 2-4 days, and the secondary detergent action will help to gently clean the treated surface in the following weeks and months without the need for pressure washing.

Our product is:

  • 100 % Non-Abrasive: There is no need for any aggressive or damaging application methods such as high-pressure water-blasting or steam cleaning.
  • Suitable for all exterior hard surfaces, including delicate surfaces such as plaster, rendering, mortar and glass.
  • Long-Lasting: small and diminishing residues will protect against re-growth. Typically this protection will be for 6-9 months after the first application, and 8-12 months after subsequent applications.

For more information see Surface Care

We hope that this lawn health article is useful and look forward to seeing you on our next visit.

The Greener Gardens Team

 

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    West Bridgford,
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We operate both North and South of the River Trent, many of our customers are located in: West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Bingham, Cotgrave, Tollerton, Keyworth, Ruddington and North of the River: Beeston, Chilwell, Wollaton, Bramcote, Nottingham, Mapperley and Arnold.

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