The key to getting lawns into their optimum condition, and then keeping them that way is simple. Do the work at the correct time of year, with the best materials, equipment and techniques available. Below is an outline of how we spread the tasks throughout the year, to ensure that we are working with nature and the weather and not battling them!
The 5 key elements of a complete Lawn Treatment programme
Along with moss, weeds are the greatest problem in lawns. We use professional products to control even the most stubborn weeds, with up to 3 applications per year. All our weedkillers are ‘non-residual’ meaning there is no toxin build up in the soil.
Moss thrives in shade, areas of poor nutrition, waterlogging, compaction and very close mowing. Effective control requires a combination of mechanical and chemical applications. Our very important winter treatment is aimed directly at moss control.
To keep a lawn in good condition it is almost certain that a sensible application of well balanced fertiliser is required. At Grasshopper we use the most modern materials available to ensure effective and safe application at all times of year, without resorting to excessive use of nitrogen.
Long lasting, cool start, well balanced feed. Crucial for a healthy start to the growing season. Broad leaf weed control where required.
Slow release summer fertiliser and primary weed control.
Autumn fertiliser for summer recovery and winter preparation, weed control where required.
Moss control and turf hardener.
Reduction of soil compaction and thatch, via either Hollow Tine Aeration or Fracture Tine Aeration.
Organic and mineral treatments targeted to gently improve soil structure and health.
Removal/Reduction of surface thatch.
“I admit, I was sceptical about how much good the Aeration done last winter would produce, happy to admit that it was well worth it. We are enjoying denser grass and much less moss this spring, many thanks” Mike Holmes
“You have been treating my Lawn for a year now, and I must say the results are remarkable. The Lawn looks better than it has for a very long time" Mr B Rozier
“We have been most impressed by Grasshopper’s service and will not hesitate to recommend you to neighbours on the basis of our experience” Thornton
“We are really grateful for your skill in restoring our lawn to health, the most satisfying garden expenditure in ages!” David Jacobs
“Just wanted to say how pleased we are with the lawn after you scarified it in the Autumn. Best thing we could have done! What an improvement. We now have lush green grass growing – much easier to mow properly and it looks great and feels better underfoot. Thanks guys!” Tessa