Welcome to TruGreen West Midlands
We offer a wide range of professional lawncare services aimed to help improve the conditions of your lawn using truly customised treatments. We pride ourselves on ensuring that we are able to offer our customers the most appropriate customised professional lawncare service for their lawns. Our FREE 14-point lawn analysis is a great place to start to enable me to build the right programme of treatments.
Why choose TruGreen West Midlands to provide your professional Lawn Care Services?
More than 35 years business experience has taught us all at TruGreen that each lawn is unique and thus, we customise our professional lawncare service throughout the West Midlands to suit you and your garden.
At TruGreen professional lawncare 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.
- Weed Control
- Moss Control
- Fertiliser Treatment
- Pest and Disease Control
- Growth Regulating
1 Four Oaks Drive,
A little bit about us
I’m George Michaela, and my son is Paul. Together, we are TruGreen West Midlands and we pride ourselves in being able to offer a bespoke service.
We’re your local lawn care experts in the West Midlands; serving Bromsgrove, Barnt Green, Redditch, Alcester and Feckenham. To see all the areas we cover, click here
I’ve spent nearly 30 years in the catering and hospitality industry and have worked all over the West Midlands. I left my previous business last year and started the search for my next move.
When looking for my new career, I made the decision I didn’t want to be sat behind a desk 24/7 anymore and wanted to find something that would allow me to do a job I enjoyed but also spend more time outdoors.
As a customer, I really value a personal service and with TruGreen that is what you get. All my lawn care plans will be bespoke to you and your lawns’ requirements and you’ll see or be able to speak to me regularly. That I can promise.
Both Paul and I work well together, so there was no doubt about it when we discussed going into business together.
We have both been trained by the best and have our pesticide spraying qualifications in hand so we’re to ready to help you create a beautiful lawn that you can be proud of.
We both look forward to helping you soon.
Lawn Care Services across the West Midlands
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.
Call us on 0121 445 6565 to book your free appointment and arrange your lawn care plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lost? Let us take care of your lawn whilst you sit back and watch the transformation. Call us on 0121 445 6565 for more information today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here at TruGreen West Midlands, we aim to answer as many of your questions from the condition of your lawn, to simple advice regarding caring for your lawn. We feel that it is important that we share with our clients the frequently asked questions that we handle on a regular basis.
Are your lawn care treatments harmful to children and pets?
A. Our lawn care treatments are not harmful and perfectly safe for children and pets. However, we do recommend for both children and pets to stay off the lawn for a couple of hours after the treatment has been applied to allow it to dry.
I don’t have moss in my lawn, do I need to scarify it?
A. Quite possibly yes. Scarification isn’t only for removing moss. Like any other plants, the older they get the more stems they get. As the grass plant gets older these stems begin to form a thick thatch on the surface of the soil. This prevents moisture and nutrients getting through to the grass roots. This is where scarification is of benefit, clearing out the thatch and opening up the channels again.
Do I need to water my lawn?
A. Yes, you will need to water your lawn as your lawn is a plant, and requires feeding. You should give your lawn around 3-4 cm of water per week.
Can I walk on my lawn after it has been treated?
A. Yes, unless it has had a specialist treatment. I will be sure to let you know if this is the case and how long you should stay off the lawn for.
Do I need to be in when you come?
A. No, I will always give you prior notice of when I shall be coming to treat your lawn so you are aware of when I will be visiting. If you want to be in when I attend and the proposed date is not convenient I will happily change the appointment to a more suitable date.
Do I need to sign up to an annual treatment plan?
A. No, I am happy to complete a one of treatment where required however I do recommend putting a treatment plan in place to ensure your lawn is kept in the best possible condition and health.
If we haven’t managed to answer all of your lawn care questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0121 445 6565 or send us an email at email@example.com
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