Entries by Tim Marshall

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 […]

Autumn Lawn Pests

With the high level of cranefly activity across all areas of the UK, leatherjackets are likely to be a major issues this autumn. Signs of infestation include birds pecking at the grass, poor grass growth, yellow patches and the ability to pull the turf up as the pests feed on the grassroots. Early identification and […]

Keep your lawn weed free this summer

Weeds have a large number of mechanisms and characteristics that enable them to survive, many having thick wax type leaves that can be resistant to some herbicides, have fast reproduction methods, the ability to reseed in six weekly cycles and in many cases a more robust root system than any of the common grass species […]

Save water, invest in a water butt

With the weather the way it is at the moment collecting rainwater using a water butt 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 healthier option […]

How do I remove dry patches on my lawn?

We had one customer ask the following question, and we thought we’d put some tips up to help you if you have the same problem. Question: I have a lovely big back garden and three kids that enjoy playing in it, but by the end of the summer the lawn is covered in large dry […]

A to Z of lawncare and gardening

Just to entertain you while you’re stuck at home, we’ve decided to put together an A to Z of lawncare and gardening for you! A – Aeration Aeration – There are two main types of aeration that can be considered and are of benefit to the lawn. Solid tine aeration which aids the development of […]

Earth Day 2020

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd and was created to flood the world with hope, optimism and action, all around our beautiful planet Earth. The first Earth Day was introduced back in 1970, therefore, celebrating its 50th Birthday this year, and now has over 75,000 partners working together to drive positive action. […]

Make your garden into a gym

Did you know that you can make your own garden gym?! Being active is important to improve your health and reduce stress. Here are a few ideas to get on with exercising in your garden. The Plant Squat You can do squats in your garden while digging an area for planting new plants or if […]

New lawncare franchise in Cardiff

“Oh, what’s occurring?!” A new lawncare business in Cardiff, that’s what! A new lawn care business has been launched in Cardiff, The Vale & Bridgend by local entrepreneurs Peter and Michelle Lewis. Peter and Michelle have both been in the banking sector, specifically in IT since 1980, managing big data migrations for European clients. They […]

Spring clean your lawn

Spring is now in full bloom and now is the time to act if you want your lawn looking its best for summer, and applying the right treatments now will ensure it looks its best all year round. Moss a problem again this spring Another mild winter has produced the ideal environment for moss to […]

10 things to do in the garden

The Easter weekend is a slightly different one this year with us ‘staying home’, but don’t let that stop you having fun in the garden! We’ve put together some fun activities that you and your family can do in the garden whilst the weather is nice this bank holiday weekend.  #1 Garden Easter egg hunt   If you have young children or just want […]

How we are keeping ourselves and our customers safe

Dear customer, With the current situation surrounding COVID-19, I wanted to reach out to you to reassure you we are taking the right steps to ensure the safety of our customers and the safety of our employees. We are continuing to monitor the situation and following the advice from the government and key public health […]

Mental wellbeing during isolation

With many of us perhaps feeling concerned, stressed or panicked by the current situation, we’ve put together a few ways of looking after your mental-wellbeing during these challenging times. The below is not medical advice but aimed to help a little as you face life’s current worries.   Connect with people If you are in self-isolation, you may start to feel just that, isolated. What […]

Looking after your pets during the current crisis

As Coronavirus or COVID-19 – grinds the world to a halt, many are left wondering what they can and cannot do with their pets during this pandemic.   Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that pets can be carriers of Coronavirus, nor become poorly from it; however, your pets may be impacted if you or any members […]

Lawncare Myths Busted

You’re bound to hear myth after myth on how to care for your lawn, well we want to make sure these are busted as they can have a negative effect on your lawn. Here are our busted lawncare myths below: Myth #1 Spiked Shoes Will Aerate Your Lawn Myth – You may have seen spiked […]

Where To Find Useful Information About COVID19

There is information everywhere you look about the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, sometimes it is difficult working out fact from fiction so we have collated a variety of reputable links that will be kept up to date with reliable information. Health Information & Advice: Advice for the public from the World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public Health […]