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What is the use of a water butt?

Nowadays, with the world going environmentally friendly, a water butt is a great way of helping the environment and collecting rainwater. 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 than tap water. Tap water is treated at […]

What is Aeration?

Aeration is a major factor in getting the perfect lawn that you’ve always wanted! It is vital that a good supply of air is available to the root structure of the plant, as this will allow for efficient use of the nutrients applied through fertiliser applications. Types of aeration There are two main types of […]

What is Scarification?

Scarification is a mechanical operation which removes all unwanted organic matter (thatch) and will remove any straggly lateral growth from the lawn. The process will also remove moss that will otherwise choke out the grass plant and restrict growth. What does scarification remove from a lawn; Organic matter/ Thatch Moss Straggly lateral growth from the […]

Dealing with moss on your lawn

Moss control is our first treatment of the year, because if untreated it will manifest itself and choke out healthy grasses, as well as starving the grass plant of the all-important nutrients applied through fertiliser. How does Moss occur? Moss coverage is something that every lawn will encounter at some time. Here are a few […]

TruGreen Franchisee Supports Local Charity

TruGreen Gloucestershire owner Mike Simmonds dusted off and laced up his football boots to take part in a charity football match to support and raise funds for local Gloucestershire charities. The tournament, organised by Kate Barrett, Business Manager of Griffiths Marshall, aims to help raise funds for various charities, including Gloucestershire Young Carers who are […]

5 Tips for bonfire night at home

OOOOOOH and AAAAAAH! These two words are usually only said on Bonfire Night night, from the spectacular fireworks displays that pop up around the country. Some people however, decide to do their own firework displays in their back garden and annoy the neighbours! Here are 5 tips to keep your lawn from being damaged by […]

Will having a pet ruin your lawn?

Over 45% of the UK population own a pet and the majority of those will have a lawn, especially dog or cat owners. If your lawn isn’t looked after even without a pet in the household, it will not thrive and give you the green grass you dream about. You do need to look after […]

The best time to aerate is now!

There are certain times of the year when you need to aerate your lawn, to enhance and encourage growth, that time is now! What is aerating? Aeration is the process of perforating the soil with small holes, this allows air, water, and nutrients to get access to the grassroots quicker. Another reason for aeration is […]

Chafer Grubs and Leatherjackets can mean trouble

During the months of September and October, Chafer grubs and Leatherjackets are at large around the UK. Usually, the only way to get rid of them is to get in your local lawn care expert. What on earth are Chafer Grubs and Leatherjackets you may ask. Have a read below to find out. Chase away […]

Top Autumn Tips For Getting Your Lawn Ready For Winter

For the majority of us, Autumn and Winter mean getting back from work, settling down with a cup of tea, keeping warm and delving into a new Netflix series. Your lawn, on the other hand, doesn’t take a break and still needs to be taken care of in preparation for the Winter months. Aeration is […]

Put a Spring Back into Your Lawn

Spring is nearly upon us and after the winter we’ve just experienced, now is the time to act if you want your lawn looking its very best for summer. By carrying out the right treatments now, you’ll not only be the envy of all your neighbours but you can help your lawn to remain luscious […]