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New Year, New Lawn

Struggling to come up with a New Year’s Resolution? Why not make it to give yourself the beautiful and healthy new lawn of your dreams? First thing’s first: Happy New Year from all of us at TruGreen! With 2022 here, many will be looking ahead. Some may choose to make resolutions for the New Year; […]

Festive Fungus: Keep an eye out for Snow Mould

Be on the lookout for Snow Mould on your lawn this Christmas. Winter weather brings with it differing conditions for your turf – including potential lawn diseases like Snow Mould. What is Snow Mould? Snow Mould is a fungus that develops in wet, cool weather (like some of the conditions experienced by much of the […]

Ho! Ho! No! Why you shouldn’t leave things on the Lawn

There are many things you can do to protect your lawn and its growth throughout the year, and a big one is keeping it free of debris. If you like to decorate the house at Christmas, you may extend your merry décor out to the garden. Unfortunately, leaving objects and furniture out on the lawn […]

How can a dog urine affect my lawn?

Dogs are of course known to be man’s best friend; however, dog urine can cause damage to your lawn. How can a dog’s urine affect my lawn?   The high level of urea present in a dog’s urine is the reason for scorched patches appearing on the lawn. Urea is a compound of nitrogen, and while […]

The 4 don’ts of maintaining your lawn during frost

It’s important to remember a few things to avoid doing on your lawn during frosty conditions, and here they are: Don’t fertilise your lawn Never fertilise the lawn when frost is forecast as this can cause damage to the grass plant, especially when a fertiliser contains iron sulphate in the control of moss, as this […]

How your Christmas tree could be harming your dog

December’s here for many, with it, comes Christmas trees and a host of colourful decorations. Whether it’s a real or artificial tree, these holiday fixtures can pose some serious health hazards to man’s best friend. Here are some potential dangers of to be aware of: Real Christmas Trees The branches of real trees aren’t actually […]

Caring for wildlife in the garden

How to keep our furry and feathered friends well looked after this winter.  One of the main things that might attract you to a garden is its wide-open space and lovely green lawn. Well, it’s the same for animals. Year-round, your back garden could be a hotspot for animal life. But from November heading into […]

TruGreen Environment Week 2021 – The Benefits of a Natural Grass

As part of our Environmental Awareness Week, we’ve put together a list of some of the benefits of having a real lawn: They take in carbon dioxide from the air and produce oxygen – You might not think of a lawn as an oxygen-rich plant, but grass plant photosynthesises just like any other. A 250m² […]

5 Top tips for a safe bonfire night at home

We all know the story of Guy Fawkes and the failed gunpowder plot that gave us Bonfire Night. What you may not know, is how to keep your home and lawn safe during a fireworks display. Luckily we do. So, we’ve put together a list of five top safety tips to remember this 5th November, […]

4 Tips on watering your lawn

Your lawn needs watering just like any other plant, so make sure you give it a drink according to these tips: When to Water the Lawn While the temptation is to water the lawn at all times of the day, we need to consider the requirements of the grass plant. Watering in the morning, preferably […]

Save water, invest in a rainwater collection tank

With the weather the way it is at the moment collecting rainwater using a water butt/rainwater collection tank is a great thing to do to help the environment and save water. Why should I get a water butt? Your lawn, your outdoor and indoor plants all need water to survive, and rainwater is a much […]

Why is Annual Meadow Grass so damaging to your lawn?

While we want to see a lush and dense grass cover on a lawn, there are a number of weed grasses, more particularly Annual Meadow Grass that we need to discourage. How can Annual Meadow Grass spread? It can spread rapidly through seeding, with seeds dispersed on a 10-day cycle. Shortly after germination, seedlings develop […]

Identifying lawn weeds and controlling them

Do not get fooled into thinking that a lawn will remain weed-free forevermore, and despite a lawn seeming to be clear of weeds at the start of the year, the likelihood is that there will be some unwanted annual weeds that will appear later in the spring and early summer. Different Types of Weeds It […]

Lawn care diseases – Red thread

Red thread is one of the most common turf diseases which can re-occur a number of times in any one year, as the fungus spores in the soil remain active for up to 2 years. Red thread can survive temperature as low -20°C or as high as 32°C. It appears most severely during late spring […]

Put the spring back in your lawn

With spring on the horizon, it’s time to think about getting your lawn sorted if you want your lawn looking its best for summer, and applying the right treatments will ensure it looks its best all year round. Moss a problem again this spring There are many reasons for the build-up of moss in a […]

Winter lawn care the do’s and don’ts

There are a number of lawn care treatments that can be considered in managing the quality of the lawn throughout the winter, so we’ve delved into a bit more information on each treatment for you. Winter lawn care While the management of such treatments are weather dependent, it would be wrong not to consider the […]

Don’t leave the leaves on your lawn!

While autumn offers a beautiful display of many different colours of leaves, from brown, orange and red, those leaves can wreak havoc on your lawn.  While raking the leaves may seem like a tedious chore, it is a necessary one and understanding the reasons why leaf removal is important for your lawn may help to […]

Beware of lawn diseases this winter

As always at this time of the year it is important that we stay vigilant to the weather conditions and the differing turf diseases that may result. This autumn has certainly started damp and wet and should this continue with the resulting lower ground temperatures, then we are likely to see a period where damp […]

Managing your lawn throughout the winter

We would always advise you to start protecting your lawns for the winter period as early as the end of October/November, as even while the grass growth is dormant, there are still many issues that can have an effect on the quality of the grass come next spring. Below is a list of lawn care […]

Repairing flooding on your lawn

With all this rain we’ve been getting this wet October so far, there’s going to be a few flooded lawns around the country. Here are a few tips we’ve put together for you if your lawn floods: Lawn flooded for less than 4 days Lawns that have been under floodwater and associated silt for less […]