Welcome to TruGreen – Lawn care in Peterborough
TruGreen Peterborough 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 Peterborough, Huntingdon, Oundle, March, 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 Peterborough covers a wide area across Peterborough, Huntingdon, Oundle, March, 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.
Lawn Care Services across the North Cambridgeshire area, covering Peterborough.
We can offer expert advice and carry out our lawn care services at the right time for your lawn.
- Moss treatments
- Fertiliser application
- Weed treatment
- Over seeding
- Turf pest & disease treatments
- Lawn aeration
- Hard surface treatment
We can remove moss using approved treatments. The moss will be treated, it will then turn black as the moss dies and will then be lifted by us from the surface through the process of scarification.
Scarification is used for the removal of thatch and shallow root weeds/moss from your lawn. Thatch is an organic layer of material which sits on top of the soil caused by organic matter breaking down over time such as leaves. This is detrimental to your lawn’s health as the thatch suffocates the roots of your lawn of valuable water and air.
We can organise a schedule to ensure your lawn receives all the nutrients it needs to thrive; this treatment will be tailored to the needs of your lawn.
The blight of a beautiful lawn – we can offer expert advice and tailored treatments to your lawn to control any common and uncommon weeds which may pop up in your lawn, whether that be dandelions, daisies, clover or something more exotic, we can help.
Bare patches on your lawn produce the perfect opportunity for weeds to make a home. Bare patches can be controlled with planting additional seed in your lawn. Over seeding will add a healthy, dense coverage to your lawn, reducing the opportunity for weeds to take hold.
Turf Pest & Disease Treatment
Should a disease or pest manifest in your lawn, our expert services can be used to control it. As soon as you notice something not right about your lawn, give us a call and we will identify the problem and offer you the solution to resolve it.
Like all living things, your lawn needs air and water to survive. If your soil is compacted or you have thatch build up, this can suffocate the roots of the plant and cause damage to the lawn. Aeration relieves the compaction and allows channels for air and water to reach the roots.
Hard Surface Treatment
We can offer treatments to remove moss and algae from hard surfaces such as patios and driveways, which often creates an unsightly, slippery surface which can cause slips and falls. With one treatment we can remove this hazard and leave your garden in a safer condition.
Whether it be a single treatment or an annual subscription to keep your lawn healthy, we will create a custom plan for your lawn, based on your needs and requirements.
Unlike others, we will make sure the right treatment is available for your lawn at the right time.
We are fully accredited to deliver these treatments by the NPTC, a City & Guilds qualification.
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!