Welcome to TruGreen – Lawn care in March
TruGreen March are your local specialist lawn care business and are part of the world’s largest LawnCare company.
We offer a range of services to help improve the condition of your lawn using a customised series of treatments. We pride ourselves on ensuring that we are able to offer our customers the most appropriate customised service for their lawns. Take our 14-point lawn analysis for example. We’re happy to evaluate your lawn’s overall health and provide you with a detailed report with no obligation to you.
We cover a wide local area in addition to March, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Oundle, Market Deeping and Ramsey.
Why choose us to provide your Lawn Care Services?
- More than 35 years business experience has taught us that each lawn is unique and thus, we customise our lawncare services to suit you and your garden.
- We constantly evaluate our products, equipment and methods of lawncare to ensure that we are able to offer the most appropriate customised service for your lawn.
Maxey Lawn Care Limited
My name is Dan Maxey and I am your local lawn care expert. My background and expertise in farming and growing make me ideally suited for the lawncare business. I have over 20 years of relevant experience through a family owned farm, nursery business and more latterly working in specialist plant growing. The birth of my son and pride in my own lawn prompted me to seize the opportunity to start up the North Cambridgeshire branch of TruGreen, enabling me to continue working outdoors whilst using my knowledge and skills to deliver a high quality service to people locally.
Areas We Cover
TruGreen March covers a wide area across March, Oundle, Huntingdon and Peterborough, Market Deeping, Ramsey and surrounding areas. We offer a variety of customised lawn services aimed at improving the appearance of your lawn.
Please contact us for more information on 01733 736024 or 07557 685708.
Is your lawn looking unhealthy in colour and texture? It could possibly be due to the lack of fertlisation to feed it and help it grow healthily.
What is Lawn Fertilisation?
Lawn Fertlisation provides or supplements the natural nutrients the grass plant needs to grow healthily as these nutrients are not always available within the soil for the grass to feed off naturally. Through fertilsation we add these nutrients to your lawn for a healthy, happy, green lawn!
We can tell you exactly what treatments are suited for your lawn through our FREE, without obligation 14 Point Lawn Care Analysis.
Weeds come in many colours,shapes and sizes, but all do ruin the appearance of your lawn! You may have weeds growing through your lawn, perhaps you have more weeds than lawn or just a few that seem to spoil the overall appearance of your lawn?
What is Weed Control?
Weed Control is an ongoing process to help eradicate weeds. It can often take more than one treatment to keep certain weeds at bay, to give your lawn the chance to grow back healthily.
The treatments that we offer do not affect grass plants. However, weed control products should not be applied to newly seeded grass for approximately 6 months.
Let TruGreen take care of your weeds!
Every lawn needs to be scarified to help prevent the build up of thatch and other debris that will slow the growth of a healthy lawn.
What is Lawn Scarification?
Scarification is a mechanical operation which will remove all unwanted organic matter from around the base of the grass plant (thatch) and neaten up any loose growth from your lawn. The process will also remove moss that will otherwise choke out the grass plant and restrict the growth of your lawn.
We carry out lawn scarification at the beginning of the growing season (Spring or early Autumn) to allow the grass to recover from this process as fast as possible. Because of the stress that scarification places on the healthy grass plants it is not done routinely, but only when it is apparent that it will specifically resolve some difficulty or problem.
If you lawn doesn’t look healthy as it should it is probably because it’s not getting the correct nutrients it needs at the root and struggles with drainage problems, that’s where aeration can help!
What is Lawn Aeration?
There are two types of aeration that we can carry out: Solid tine aeration which aids the development of the grass plant, and hollow core aeration which can be used in allowing for the incorporation of a top dressing and improved drainage for your lawn. Both are used for different reasons, which we will establish at your FREE, 14 point lawn analysis.
Aeration can be carried out at any time of the year, it is ideal to aerate during the late spring which helps to increase the grass health and nutrient uptake leading up to the main growing season as well as in Autumn to help aid in drainage during the wetter season.
With the excessive amount of rainfall, it has produced a large amount of damp which has allowed for moss to invade many lawns across the UK.
When is comes to your lawn moss is something that every lawn has or will have to deal with at one time or another. It will manifest itself on healthy grasses and choke the plant, as well as starving the grass plant of the all-important nutrients applied through fertiliser. There are a few reasons for the build-up of moss in a lawn, but extremely damp and shady areas are at most risk and combined with shorter hours of daylight in the winter months, the ideal conditions are produced for moss to develop.
Moss loves to grow in poor conditions and will thrive where other plants struggle, taking over their space. It is most common on compacted soil, where you can experience poor drainage, is suited to low fertility, common in the early spring, and where grass has been mown too closely the previous year. Once it’s established it will quickly spread, appearing as an unwanted and unsightly addition to a lawn.
The application of a quality commercial product, based on sulphate of iron, followed by a programme of scarification will keep the moss at bay and allow for the grasses to grow and thicken. Scarification will also reduce the thatch layer which if left to build-up will become an ideal growing medium for the further development of mosses. Aeration will further improve the ground conditions, removing unnecessary moisture and minimising the chances of moss returning.
By visiting your lawn regularly your TruGreen lawn care expert will identify problems whilst they are still small and treat them before they cause serious damage. Our extensive experience has shown that a lawn thrives after regular moss treatment and scarification and because we operate a bespoke system, we can customise the treatments to the specific needs of your lawn.
So do not wait for a moss disaster to happen, spring into action and call your local TruGreen lawn expert today.
Summer provided a mixture of long hot days and heavy downpours, providing the ideal environmental conditions for chafer grubs and leatherjackets to survive and prosper.
There have recently been a number of cases of lawn pests in the area due to the wet summer that we experienced last year.
The most common lawn pests are Chafer grubs and leatherjackets, which feed on the roots of turf grasses. Not only will this cause the plant have a straw-coloured appearance and can eventually kill it.
It’s important that any infestations are treated straight away, preferably at the larvae stage to achieve the most efficient control. Later treatments, when the development is more advanced, may be less effective or require more than one treatment, resulting in major damage to the lawn.
Crane flies have already been seen flying around, and as the adults start to lay eggs in the next couple of months, the resulting damage can be highly destructive.
If you are concerned about the colour of your lawn or if you have started to spot pests on your lawn, contact your us on 01733 736024 .
Lawn Disease Treatment
It is vital that all lawn related diseases are treated as soon as possible! The development of most diseases is usually dependent upon weather conditions, so recent weather conditions are considered during any diagnosis. Most diseases will have certain characteristics such as discolouration of the grasses, brown dry patches or signs of fungi (mushroom type growth).
Common Lawn Diseases include:
- Red Thread – Red patches of dying grass
- Rust – Rust coloured patches of grass
- Fusarium, Microdochium Patch, Pink Snow Mould – Small circular patches of discolouration
- Leaf Spot – Dark patches on the leaves of the grass plant
- Dollar Spot – Middle of grass leaf damage
- Fairy Rings – Circles of damage to the lawn
What is Lawn Disease Treatment?
We can apply pesticides throughout the year, the more regular the treatments, the better the control over the lawn diseases in question. We also recommend regular scarification to minimise any thatch layer, and aeration to allow for a good air flow to be maintained to the root of the plant.
Is your lawn looking beyond repair? We can tell you if that’s the case!
What is Lawn Replacement?
We offer a full Lawn Replacement package that includes the following lawn care services:
- Professional removal of the existing turf
- Preparation of the ground
- Grading and levelling
- Purchase and supply of a quality turf
- Correct laying techniques
- Rolling of the turf after completion
- Application of fertiliser
- Lawn treatment programme
- Advise on watering to aid the development of the roots
- Advise on lawn maintenance
As well as creating the perfect lawn we will take care of removing all waste materials, guaranteeing that all pathways and surrounds are washed down before we leave.
TruGreen have specialised equipment which plants the seed at the correct depth, enabling the seed to germinate quicker and more successfully. The correct seed will be chosen for your lawn to ensure good establishment of a robust lawn.
TruGreen also offer specialist growth regulator treatments so that you can mow your lawn less often!
You too can have a perfect lawn with these tips from the TruGreen experts. Here’s what you need to do to your lawn and when in each season.
Don’t allow Red Thread to ruin your lawn
Red Thread is one of the most common turf diseases found in the UK, resulting in irregular red patches on the lawn. It can occur at any time of year, but more commonly during the summer months and will favour damp, shady, poorly aerated and compacted soils that are lacking in nitrogen. Red Thread will not generally kill the grass plant, but does give an unsightly appearance to the leaf, spoiling the appearance of the lawn.
Dependent upon the severity of the red thread the damage can be treated by applying a high nitrogen fertiliser or more commonly by the use of a contact fungicide.
TruGreen tips to achieving a great lawn this summer!
Apply the correct fertiliser in managing warm weather conditions
Maintain the grass height between 25-30mm
Apply a fungicide at the first signs of disease
Apply irrigation when necessary during the cooler part of the day to prevent evaporation.
Good lawn care in Autumn will leave your lawn better prepared for the Winter.
When maintaining lawn quality and health, it is crucial to apply the correct autumn fertiliser. Controlling the level of potassium will raise the turf’s tolerance to disease, wear and soft growth as well as helping it to withstand low temperature during the winter months.
Additional benefits of our controlled release autumn fertilisers include the retention of colour and a healthy root structure, important factors if the lawn is to survive possible frost and snow.
Prepare your lawn for winter
All lawns benefit from having any remaining thatch that has accumulated over the summer months removed before the onset of winter, and it is equally important to maintain drainage if moss is to be controlled.
Maximise your lawn’s ability to overcome the winter by speaking with your local TruGreen operator about the level of scarification and aeration that may be required. Combining these mechanical services with an autumn fertiliser will allow for a more healthy lawn come the end of the winter.
TruGreen’s lawn care expert Steve Welch is advising garden owners to be prepared to protect their lawns this winter against a repeat of last year’s blight of snow mould.
As snow mould occurs under a blanket of snow it is often not until the snow has melted and winter is over that you may know if you have been affected or not. The disease manifests itself as a white or pink patch where the lawn has literally gone mouldy. Prevention is key with this particular lawn disease and there are several factors to take into consideration which may affect its likelihood:
Shade and high moisture, accompanied by cool temperatures.
Inadequate circulation of air above the lawn.
Rapid, forced and weak growth of grass in autumn.
Alkaline soil pH, between 7 and 14.
Weak turf, perhaps due to wear or irregular mowing.
Blunt mower blades causing a poor cut.
Compacted soil and poor drainage.
If you feel your lawn may be susceptible to any of these conditions, then an outbreak can be reduced by a number of means, including the following:
Regular aeration and scarification.
Alternating the direction of the cut helps the grass to stand upright and will help air move between the plants.
Lowering nitrogen applications at the end of the summer / early autumn period.
The most enthusiastic gardeners can play a role by removing dew with a rake in the mornings.
Spring lawn alert
Moss is something that every lawn will have to deal with at some point. Moss will manifest itself and choke out healthy grasses, as well as starving the grass plant of the all-important nutrients applied through fertiliser. There are various reasons for the build-up of moss in a lawn, but very damp and shaded areas are at most risk and combined with limited hours of daylight and increased rainfall during the winter months, the ideal conditions are produced for moss to develop and take over the lawn.
The application of a quality commercial product, based on sulphate of iron, followed by a programme of scarification will keep the moss at bay and allow for the grasses to grow and thicken. Scarification will also reduce the thatch layer which if left to build-up will become an ideal growing medium for mosses, and it is additionally important to introduce aeration in improving drainage, along with the application of a balanced fertiliser in achieving a strong and healthy lawn.
TruGreen tips to achieving a great lawn!
Moss treatment using Ferrous Sulphate
Scarification to remove mosses and thatch
Aeration to improve drainage and fertiliser efficiency
Balanced of fertiliser to allow for healthy grass growth
Lost? Let us take care of your lawn whilst you sit back and watch the transformation. Call us on 01733 736024 or 07557 685708 for more information today!