Our approach to each customers lawn has many subtle variations.
The type of weed control and fertiliser used in each visit depends on the condition of the lawn, the prevailing weather, your soil type, and its current level of hydration. There are however many common elements and seasonal timings which remain constant. The graphic below is designed to give you an overview of what will typically happen during each of our regular visits.
The Regular Essentials:
- At the heart of our programme are 5 regular visits per year.
- Each element is designed & formulated to work with the others, creating and maintaining a healthy lawn.
- There are no repeat ingredients in our programme, the eagle eyed reader will note that we are unique in adding Organic soil improving compounds and bio stimulants to our regular cycle of treatments.
- Our aim is to promote sustainable lawn health, this means caring for the grass and for the environment in which it lives.
It is not possible to have a sustainably healthy lawn, if the soil it lives in is infertile and impoverished. A handful of soil fit for growing organic vegetables will contain billions of microscopic living organisms! Putting traditional fertiliser on lawns only provides the desired results if the soil itself is a living environment capable of allowing the grass to harvest the nutrients in the fertiliser. A good lawn maintenance routine should include some elements which look after the soil and encourage a healthy population of beneficial microorganisms.
If your Lawn has particularly challenging soil conditions, for example: the heavy clay prevalent in many new build gardens, it is possible to add a wide range of soil augmentation treatments to our regular programme. Over time these can achieve sustainable improvements to the biodiversity and fertility of all soil types. However, there is no `quick fix` to improving seriously problematic soil under a lawn and embarking on this journey needs some patience and determination!
It is extremely rare that we would agree to deliver a partial programme which excludes any of the 5 essential elements. You would be short-changing your lawn and settling for a diminished overall return.
There are a huge range of treatments which we can use to tackle lawn problems and to work towards a sustainable – lasting improvement in the health of your lawn. Listed on the graphic you will see the most commonly required items and the timing needed to derive most benefit.