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 should happen during each season.
The essentials: Available either on a pay as you go basis or via DD.
At the heart of our programme are 5 regular visits per year.
Each element is designed to work with the others to create and maintain a healthy lawn.
There are no repeat ingredients in our programme, they eagle eyed reader will note that we are unusual in that we include Organic soil improving compounds and bio stimulants in our cycle of treatments as a matter of course.
Our aim is to promote sustainable lawn health, this means caring for the grass and for the environment in which it lives, rather than simply relying on short term gain / long term pain, Nitrogen heavy fertiliser applications.
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.
You can buy `the essentials` on a PAYG basis, invoice by invoice OR you can pay via DD*
The essentials +: Available either on a pay as you go basis or via DD.
The most popular treatment to add to `the essentials` is Lawn Aeration (read more) we can add Aeration to your plan as a PAYG or as a DD covered item – we call this `Essentials +` Aeration in some form should be carried out every year on most lawns.
Essential plan customers enjoy the extra benefits of a simple monthly payment plan & priority bookings for Aeration appointments.
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. All customers, weather paying for their Essentials or Essentials + programmes either invoice by invoice, or via DD can add bespoke options to their lawn treatment programmes. Bespoke options are always invoiced for at the time the work is done. We do not add them to DD plans because there is too much chance of weather making delivery problematic or even unwise.