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Sustainable Use Directive – How does it affect you?

Posted by mattcrane in Advice,Sustainable Use Directive on September 25, 2015

At the end of 2015, there will be changes made to the Plant Protection Products industry of which professional lawn care businesses are regulated under. These regulations are all part of the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) that is being implemented across the whole of the UK by the European Parliament and will also affect Sports…

Autumn weeds in lawns.

Posted by mattcrane in Weeds in Lawns on September 10, 2015


Weed control in lawns is just as important in the autumn as any other time of the year. During the autumn we often experience warm and wet weather which encourages the weeds to have one last growth spurt before the winter arrives and they lay dormant until the spring. This growth spurt not only makes…

Weeds on Hard Surfaces

Posted by mattcrane in Weeds on June 9, 2015


This time of year you start to see weeds appearing in gravel pathways and driveways as well as between the cracks on your paved patios and other hard surfaces. The weeds that appear on your hard surfaces are commonly weeds of lawns including dandelion and  meadow grass. There is no end of information on the different…

How to look after your Summer Lawn

Posted by mattcrane in Drought Control,Lawn Care Tips,Summer Lawns on April 15, 2015


It’s been fantastic to see the sun in the last couple of weeks, especially now the longer days has arrived allowing you to potter about in the garden after dinner. Being able towalk across lush green grass to your flower beds and pots makes everything feel much better. It’s important to remember that with longer…

Spring Lawn Care Advice

Posted by mattcrane in Lawn Care Tips on March 26, 2015


Spring is definitely in the air, with warmer days, seasonal British showers and the clock changes on the way. Keen gardeners are preparing their show gardens ready for the warmer weather, but more often than not we are asked when treatments should take place, what people should be doing with their lawns in the spring…

Moss in Lawns

Posted by mattcrane in Moss in Lawns,Moss Treatment on November 12, 2014

There are over 12,000 species of moss and algae, of which over 50 species are found to affect grass. Mosses are primitive non-flowering plants that have no root structure and rely on a sufficient moisture environment being present for reproduction and survival. The majority of them are tolerant of acidic conditions and are stimulated by…

Autumn Tips for Your Lawn

Posted by mattcrane in Lawn Care Tips,Lawn Insects on September 4, 2014


Autumn Lawn Care Autumn Feed This feed is a very important part of any lawn care programme. Feed with a fertiliser high in Phosphate and Potassium with additional Iron for that dark green look. Aeration + Over Seeding To Improve Grass Quality Soil compaction is a frequent cause of turf deterioration and moss invasion so…

About Japanese Knotweed

Posted by mattcrane in Alerts,Weeds on July 21, 2014


The BBC News recently featured the 5 key invasive species to the UK and Japanese Knotweed was right up there being the #1 plant! It is difficult to kill and can grow by up to 4 inches a day causing significant damage to man-made structures. Rather than tackle it yourself please call us on 01480 812393…


Posted by mattcrane in Alerts,Garden Insects on May 19, 2014

Click the link to find what’s odd about this tree. Can you spot anything odd? Our MD Richard was doing a total herbicide treatment to eliminate the weeds?  Apparently a bee keeper removed the queen bee and some of her workers from a nest nearby, but these fellas’ didn’t follow their leader but re-housed in…

April and May Lawn Care Tips

Posted by mattcrane in Lawn Care Tips on March 31, 2014


Lawn Care tips for April & May Organic Fertiliser for a Great Looking Lawn This is the time to feed and weed (preferably in that order). The fertiliser we use is organic which means we are feeding the soil to help it feed the lawn, and benefit the environment, and give you great looking lawn.…

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