We can start providing treatments for your lawn at any time of year because we know what treatments to use depending on the season and the current weather conditions, so there is no better time to start than now!
The lawn care treatment service that we offer works on the basis of applying essential treatments throughout the year – these are detailed below. We recommend a basic four seasonal treatments per year plan plus a yearly spiking/aeration, this will ensure your lawn has the appropriate nutrients it requires throughout the year to control the weeds and moss and encourage healthy grass growth.
We also offer additional lawn care services which your lawn may benefit from. These include scarification, aeration, overseeding, top dressing, garden pest control, grass disease control, Lawn Re-Turfing and driveway weed control.
Five Seasonal Lawn Treatments
This can be the most important time of the year. There is plenty of moisture about and the ground is starting to warm. The grass plant responds by growing vigorously, If the grass is short of food it will not grow healthily. Weak grass allows moss and weeds to develop. We apply a slow release fertiliser to produce a nice steady growth throughout this important time of year. We also apply a broad spectrum liquid herbicide to control common weeds such as dandelions, buttercups, daisies, plantains and start to control clover etc, this may be replaced by a liquid moss control if we feel this would be more suitable.
Early Summer Treatment
This time of year we apply a non scorch fertiliser to encourage thick healthy growth of grass. There are sufficient nutrients in the fertiliser to nourish the grass for up to 10 – 13 weeks. Our fertilisers are slow release and do not have to be watered in. However, if the lawn is dry, watering in will produce quicker results. A liquid herbicide is also applied to control both common and some of the more difficult weeds such as speedwell, trefoils and clover.
Similar to the early summer treatment we apply a non scorch fertiliser to encourage thick healthy growth of grass. There are sufficient nutrients in the fertiliser to nourish the grass for another 10 – 13 weeks. We spot treat any stubborn weeds or weeds that may have appeared since our last visit using a liquid herbicide.
The warm weather combined with damp conditions can make this time of year ideal for lawn diseases and moss to attack so Autumn is the key time to start applying moss control. Our Autumn treatment contains a moss control and macro and micro nutrients to help with root development, this treatment also hardens the grass for the colder months to come and also making it more resistance to disease. This treatment also has the added benefit of giving your lawn a rapid green up. Each time we treat your lawn we check for diseases.
Our Winter treatment also involves a moss control, this treatment hardens the grass for the colder months to come and again making it more resistance to disease. This treatment also has the added benefit of giving your lawn a rapid green. Heavy moss will be controlled by our moss treatment but as the dead moss plant does not decompose easily the lawn may require scarifying to remove the dead moss and thatch from the lawn to create space to allow grass growth to regenerate. Over-seeding with grass seed may also be required depending on the amount of moss in your lawn. At this visit we also check for any insect damage or traces of lawn / turf disease.