Everyone loves a good lawn. That velvety green sward surrounding your house and telling the world what a careful home owner and constant gardener you are. Except that when most of us look out the window what me mostly see is a patchy expanse of mixed grasses, with lots of it gone to seed, or bald patches, yellow spots, and unruly looking bits where uneven ground and uneven growth combine to create a punk hairstyle in the middle of your lawn. You're not the only one; the secret of those others who seem to manage perfect green velvet lawns is not that they are green fingered and perfect; it's that they have our number and aren't afraid to call us in. We love lawns. We love taking scrubby lawns and turning them into beautiful pool tables of smooth green. Leave it to us.
The first job everyone thinks of when they think lawns is the mowing. Cutting the grass can immediately tame the worse of overgrown yards but to really cut it right it's important to first check what kind of grass it is. Different grass types need cutting to different lengths and at different times. We can inspect your grass and instantly set our machines to exactly the right cutting height for it but the best is if we talk to you about the annual schedule so that your grass gets cut just when it's the best time for both it and you.
Mowing may be a good start but it's far from the only weapon in the armory when it comes to a perfect lawn. As professionals the first thing we like to do is test the soil itself for its pH level but also its mineral content so that we can consider what would be the best type of grass for the soil you have. Too often a garden is planted in whatever seed is available without considering whether that grass type is the best for the soil and the conditions. We can correct that.
When we've checked the soil we can seed your lawn. That doesn't necessarily mean starting over because it's highly possible the existing lawn is good but needs reinforcing so we will seed it with the appropriate grass for a full and healthy green growth. We will advise you on the best time to re-seed your lawn and take into account micro climate details like the shade, water table, and aspect before recommending both the type and the timing of re seeding.
Often the underlying (sorry) cause of problems for a lawn is the soil itself which is deficient in minerals or the wrong balance and pH level for the type of grass that is trying to grow on it. It's not just a case of too little either; localized excess of some minerals or fertilizer can cause uneven growth and part of our job is to level that whole playing field into one uniformly fertile terrain for a perfect lawn.