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Case Study: Bowling Greener

When you think lawn care, your head likely goes to thoughts of the garden. You probably don’t immediately think of a bowling green. But back in March of this year, TruGreen business owner Mark Symington of TruGreen Hereford and Worcester was contacted by Norman from the nearby Malvern Priory Bowling Club to enlist his help […]

What is overseeding?

All you need to know about lawn restoration and enhancement through overseeding. Does your lawn appear thin, worn out, discoloured, or damaged no matter what you do? Flooding, dehydration, and other forms of lawn damage can have significant long-term impacts on the well-being of your turfgrass. And if your lawn has sustained substantial damage it’s […]

National Great Outdoors Month: June lawn care tips

Things to do in the garden this June. With June 21st, the longest day of the year fast approaching, there is no time like the present to get outdoors and spend some time in the fresh air. The month of June isn’t just home to the Summer Solstice, the entirety of the month of June […]

When should you water your lawn?

Here are the best practices for watering a healthy lawn: Like many things, good lawn care is an ongoing practice. Keeping a healthy lawn involves many factors like regular mowing and proper watering. However, the grass plant does not need the amount of water some people think, as it is naturally designed to use moisture […]

TruGreen Hampshire South take home the Marketing Rookie of the Year Award

The owners of TruGreen Hampshire South are celebrating after winning Marketing Rookie of the Year at this month’s ServiceMaster Live! Left to right: Sandra, TruGreen Brand Leader Steve Welch, Alwyn, and TruGreen Marketing Manager Siân Lovatt at ServiceMaster Live! Held in May, ServiceMaster Live! was a gathering of franchisees from across the ServiceMaster brand family […]

How to deal with lawn thatch

Is your lawn springy underfoot? It could be lawn thatch. Have you ever been out walking in your garden and felt a spring in your step that isn’t just the result of a good mood? You’re not imagining things. Lawns that feel spongy when walked on are a result of excess lawn thatch formed by a […]

How to deal with spring lawn pests

Is your lawn infested with pests? Your lawn can sustain a lot of damage throughout the year from various sources: be it the weather, lawn diseases, or animals. Significant damage in the springtime can also be caused by lawn pests like Leatherjackets and Chafer Grubs. These are larvae that prey on the roots of your […]

Gardening and lawn care tips for May

Here is everything you need to know to keep your lawn and garden at its best for the upcoming month. With April almost over, it’s time to start thinking about that all-important month of May. This is a vital time for your lawn and garden and brings with it lots of important jobs. So, we’ve […]

Why is aeration important for your lawn?

Lawn aeration is an important part of lawn care, and while the regularity will vary according to a number of factors, the main reason is the soil type.  A heavily clay-dominant soil will be more prone to compaction and will therefore require a more intensive and regular aeration programme compared with a lawn that is […]

Community Garden Week – Spring Weeding Tips

This week is Community Garden Week in the UK. Running from 4th-10th April, this is all about celebrating school and community gardens across Great Britain. Ahead of Earth Day, this is the perfect way to get in the spirit of togetherness and spend time outdoors in your local community. After all, showing a garden the […]

Spring lawn care renovations

How to achieve a great lawn this spring through proper scarification and aeration. And relax! You’ve officially made it through winter. With the clocks having now sprung forward, this week marks the arrival of springtime… hurray! The days are getting longer, and the weather already seems to be brightening up again. So, you might be […]

Removing ants from your lawn using nematodes

How ants damage your lawn and the best way to be rid of them using nematodes. Ants aren’t usually considered dangerous lawn pests. We’re used to them, and we normally think about removing them from the house and keeping them outside where they belong. But what if we told you that ants can be detrimental […]

Celebrating National Compost Week

The benefits of composting, learn about it during Compost Week. This week (14th-20th March) is national Compost Week in the UK. This is all about celebrating the benefits of composting for both your household and the environment. So, we’ve put together some information about composting and what it can do for you. Normally when we […]

Reasons to invest in a water collection tank

Living in the UK, we are all used to rain. But what if we told you there are actually many benefits to collecting rainwater in your garden with a water collection tank? You can do this by using a water collection tank, or water butt. Water butts work by catching water in a drainpipe when […]

World Wildlife Day 2022: How you can take part from home

It’s World Wildlife Day today. Though your garden may not be home to many endangered species, there’s still a lot you can do to support the conservation of your local ecosystem. What is World Wildlife Day? This year, World Wildlife Day is taking place on Thursday 3rd March. Started by the United Nations in 2013, […]

Spring | Effective Weed Control

Everything you need to know about effective weed control. There are a lot of factors to keeping your lawn healthy in spring, with some of the most common springtime pests being those dreaded weeds. Luckily, our lawn care experts know all there is to know about the little blighters, so you can be prepared to […]

Moss treatment using Iron Sulphate

With February upon us, it is important that we start thinking about the treatment of moss, in order to avoid it becoming a major problem throughout the year. Especially following another winter where damp conditions and heavy rainfall have far outweighed any extended cold snap, it is important that you start moss treatments as soon […]

The importance of balanced fertiliser application

Want to make sure your lawn is getting its proper nutrients? A proper fertiliser application programme is vital. Fertiliser application plays a key role in lawn care year-round. As we begin to move closer to spring, now is a good time to start thinking about the balancing of nutrients that your lawn will need for […]

The Pros of Proper Lawn Aeration

If you want a beautiful and healthy lawn, you should be thinking about regular aeration. Here’s why… Aeration is a major factor in having a good lawn year-round. Regular aeration has a number of benefits to promote healthy growth, appearance, and feel of your lawn, including: • Improved air movement within the soil • Improved […]