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I am your local professional lawn care specialist in Milton Keynes and West Northants and are part of the world’s largest lawn care company. I offer a range of services to help improve the condition of your lawn using a customised series of treatments. I pride myself on ensuring that I am able to offer my customers the most appropriate customised service for their lawn care in Milton Keynes. Take my 14-point lawn analysis for example. I’m happy to evaluate your lawn’s overall health and provide you with a detailed report with no obligation to you.
When to Water the Lawn
While the temptation is to water the lawn at any time during the day, we need to consider the requirements of the plant. Watering in the morning (preferably before 10 a.m.) is the best time for the grass plant, allowing water to be absorbed through the roots before the temperatures rise to a level where the water applied will be lost to evaporation. Alternatively you can water in the early evening, ideally between 5 and 8pm, as with the longer daylight hours, this will allow for the grass leaf to dry before nightfall, significantly reducing the chances of disease. Never water an established lawn between the hours of 12noon and 3pm, as not only will evaporation become an issue, but there is the added potential for leaf scorch during extreme temperatures.
How Much Water to Use
When watering an established lawn, you need to water long enough to maintain moisture in the soil profile to a depth of approximately 150mm (6 inches). Be sure not to overwater the lawn, as excessive moisture in the upper surface will lead to shallow rooting, which in turn will give the perfect conditions for annual meadow grass to flourish. Watering every day is not necessary, with a lawn that is watered 3 times a week, for 20 minutes per day, allowing for a weekly application of 25mm (1 inch), being sufficient in allowing for the soil profile to maintain enough moisture in achieving strong growth and encouraging deep roots.
Do you know what your lawn needs this Autumn? We can help!
This summer has provided a mixture of hot sunny days and at times heavy downpours, providing the ideal conditions for chafer grubs and leather jackets to survive and prosper.
Chafer grubs and leatherjackets are the most common lawn pests which feed on the roots of turf grasses causing the plants to die back and have a straw coloured appearance. It is important that any infestations are treated immediately, preferably at the larvae stage, to achieve the most efficient control, as later treatments, when their 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 they will now be laying their eggs, you are advised when noticing large numbers hovering over your lawn to contact TruGreen, as we have the product to control such problems, preserving your lawn quality.
Sowing grass seed in the autumn
One of the most asked questions in the autumn is “can my lawn be over sown at this time of the year”?
In many ways the late summer and autumn can be the best time of year to over seed a lawn, especially after scarification and aeration have been completed. The soil is warmer in the autumn which encourages good germination and grass establishment. This can be more beneficial than in the spring when the soil temperature can still be cold and less responsive.
Generally speaking there is more chance of rainfall, and less chance of a drought late in the summer and in the early autumn, and given that moisture is essential in the germination process, we would encourage over seeding as part of any autumn renovation programme.
Autumn Lawn Care
The application of the correct autumn fertiliser is important in maintaining lawn quality and health. Most importantly by increasing the level of potassium we 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 periods of 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, aeration and fertiliser that will be required. Combining these mechanical services and applying the correct level of nutrients will allow for a more healthy lawn in the spring.
Give us a call for your FREE no-obligation 14-point analysis on 01908 631 104, fill in the form on our ‘Contact Us’ page, or email us direct from here at firstname.lastname@example.org
Milton Keynes Garden Services Limited
86 Buckingham Road,
Having been born and bred in Milton Keynes, I have seen the town and surrounding villages grow into one of the UK’s most vibrant “City’s”. The famous concrete cows were a gift to the City of Milton Keynes by Canadian Artist Liz Leyh and the above sums up what the planners were trying to achieve and also my view on what life in Milton Keynes is all about… “a city in the forest”, with substantially more open green space than found in traditional cities.
While I am always making use of all the fab facilities MK has to offer, it’s the great outdoors, green spaces and gardening which really are my passion. Having worked for years in a commercial environment, frustratingly looking out of the window, I decided it was time to combine my passion with my drive and build a lawncare business.
With my roots in MK, I believe everybody should be able to enjoy the great outdoors and a lush, green lawn.
Give me a call, or send me an email, and arrange for me to come out and give you a FREE 14 point Lawn Analysis where I will work with you to put together a bespoke programme to transform your lawn.
New Woman Franchisee Of The Year 2013
Karen Burdett won ‘New Woman Franchisee Of The Year 2013’ in the Encouraging Women into Franchising Awards.
An amazing achievement!
Karen Burdett of TruGreen Milton Keynes and West Northants has been present the TruGreen ‘Award of Excellence’ recognising the standard of her work and customer service. Karen currently has a score of 9.2/10 on Checkatrade from over 75 customer reviews!
Karen said: “I’m really proud to have been selected from amongst my peers for this award. There are some great TruGreen businesses across the UK and for my business to be identified as excellent is a great achievement.”
To receive your EXCELLENT lawn care service, why not give Karen a call on 01908 631 104
We understand that every lawn is different and that is why we provide a free 14 point lawn analysis to ensure that your lawn gets the best possible, bespoke lawn care in Milton Keynes package.
Our package includes:
Grass plants need on-going nutrition, and absorb their nutrients through their root system therefore a good soil rich in nutrients is essential for a healthy lawn. Fertilisation is a lawn treatment that provides, or supplements, the natural nutrients needed to become a healthy lawn. The fertilisers used are changed depending on the time of year to ensure the correct level of Nitrogen (N), Phosphate (P) and Pottasium (K) are maintained.
Weed Control and Moss control
Moss is something that every lawn will have to deal with at one time or another. Unless treated and removed, moss will continue to choke out the grass plants. There are various reasons for the build up of moss in a lawn, but very damp and shaded areas are at most risk. The recent wet winters have been perfect conditions for moss which should be treated in early Spring.
There are hundreds of different weeds which will need to be kept in check with a professional strength weed killer. Different weeds will require a different weed killer for the treatment to be effective.
There are a number of grass pests that are common in the UK. A grass pest is a creature that lives within the soil and feeds on the grass plant. Many grass pests feed on the root of the plant which causes a rapid deterioration in the condition of your lawn, causing large areas of discoloured grass and potentially a dead lawn. The most common/destructive ones are Leatherjackets and Chafer Grubs. Watch out for Crane Flies (Daddy Long Legs) landing on your lawns at the end of Summer/Autumn as this is when they lay their eggs. An insecticide should be applied as soon as possible to avoid damage to the lawn.
Fungus & disease control
The development of most diseases are usually dependent upon weather conditions, so recent weather conditions are to be 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).
Modern living means that lawns become compacted very easily and benefit from aerating twice a year. Aeration involves piercing the lawn to allow water, oxygen, fertilisers and other nutrients to penetrate the soil more effectively and reach the grass roots. There are two main types of aeration that are a benefit to the lawn. Solid tine aeration, which aids the development of the grass plant, and hollow core aeration which facilitates the application of a top dressing and improves drainage.
Scarification is a mechanical operation which helps to remove all unwanted organic matter from around the base of the grass plant (thatch) and tidy up any straggly lateral growth from your lawn. The process will also remove moss that will otherwise choke the grass plant and restrict growth.
We 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.
We also offer specialist growth regulator treatments so that you can mow your lawn less often!
We provides Lawn care in Milton Keynes, Newton Longville, Drayton Parslow, Stoke Hammond, Great Brickhill, The Horwoods, Whaddon, Thornborough, Beachampton, Lechampstead, Akeley, Buckingham, Maids Moreton, Silverstone, Westbury, Bainton, Stoke Lyne, Brackley, Deanshanger, Stratford, Pottersbury, Yardley Gobion, Hanslope, Cosgrove, Castlethorpe, Hartwell, Towcester, Daventry.
“Hello Karen. Just got back from 2 weeks working away….the lawns look fantastic thank you, great Job. Much appreciated! ” Chris.
Transform your lawn!
Aeration – reducing soil compaction, controls grass thatch, helps control/eliminate moss and also thicken turf.
Treatments – Did you know we also treat artificial grass for weeds and moss
Scarification – Removing thatch, moss and dead grasses
Our first scarification of the year!
Scarifying the lawn ready for the main season!
Example of butterfly eggs seen on a lawn in Milton Keynes
A moss carpet has formed
Scarifying out the moss
Lush TruGreen lawn.
Taking a blank canvas and turning it into a lawn.
Back to normal.
Moss/weeds and very deep thatch scarified out….
New seed drilled in across the lawns and fertiliser applied…
The finished result… Nice lush lawn and a very happy customer
Over seeding, fertiliser and weed killer treatments applied and the results 6 weeks later
Make sure you regularly remove any leaves from your lawn. If not the grass will thin out and you can also encourage a turf disease.
Don’t you just hate it when the wildlife stops you scarifying….
Leicester LE18 4WS
For further enquiries:
0800 021 3074
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