Welcome to TruGreen Staines
TruGreen Staines 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. I pride myself on ensuring that I am able to offer my customers the most appropriate customised service for their lawns. 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.
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.
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Garden enthusiast, Barrie Dixon, relocated to Sandhurst, Berkshire to launch his own TruGreen professional lawn care franchise to serve residents in South East Berkshire and North West Surrey.
With 12 years’ experience in the gardening and lawn care industry, Barrie, 37, moved his family to the area after investing in TruGreen Professional LawnCare, part of the world’s largest lawn care business, operating along J1-4 of the M3. His passion for working outdoors, one-to-one with customers and his desire to manage his own business led him to invest in the established franchise.
Barrie Dixon: “With the skills and knowledge I’ve acquired to date and my newly gained professional qualifications, I am able to offer customers the very best lawn care service. I am excited about the opportunity and hope to make a difference to local residents, in terms of creating beautiful lawns and employment opportunities. With Merrist Wood College on our doorstep, we are perfectly located to offer the next generation of professionals a great start on the career ladder.”
Areas We Cover
TruGreen Staines covers a wide area across Surrey and Berkshire from Weybridge and Staines to Sandhurst. Covering the M3/M25 corridor, we offer a variety of customised lawn services aimed at improving the appearance of your lawn.
Our business also covers: Wokingham, Crowethorne, Woking, Camberley, Sandhurst, Ascot, Sunbury, Chertsey, Chobham, Weybridge, Esher, Byfleet, Bagshot, Sunningdale, Bracknell, Sunninghill and surrounding areas.
Please contact us for more information on 01932 640 007.
See for yourself some of the amazing transformations we have produced here at TruGreen Staines.
Before & After
“Just thought I’d let you know that I’m getting lot of complements about my grass it looks fantastic Thanks for all your hard work” Liz
“Thought you might like to see the difference in our lawns since you were last here. The difference is incredible. They are so much greener and thicker and all the rain has helped as well.
As you will see, we have planted some Buxus bushes up the middle between us and our neighbour. It makes our garden private now, especially as it is looking so good.” Mr & Mrs Freer
Before & after
Work in progress
Lawn Care Services available
Here at TruGreen Staines we understand that every lawn is different. That’s why we provide a FREE 14-point lawn analysis to ensure that your lawn gets the best possible bespoke lawn care 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 and Moss control
Moss is something that every lawn suffers from 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.
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.
- Pest control
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 pests are Leather Jackets 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 roots. There are two main types of aeration which benefit 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.
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!
If all of this has gone over your head, call in TruGreen Staines and let us do the hard work! Call us today for your free 14-point lawn analysis on 01932 640 007.
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.
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
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.
Lost? Let us take care of your lawn whilst you sit back and watch the transformation. Call us on 01932 640 007 for more information today!