A quick, easy guide to Autumn lawn treatments that should be considered for maintaining good grass and improving flagging lawns. MOSSKILL Autumn is a good time to apply a high iron fertiliser or moss killer. Look for iron (Fe) content above 6% or it will simply green up the grass with little or no control … Continue reading Autumn & Winter Lawn Care
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Customers often ask us how to get rid of tree stumps. Once the offending tree has been cut down some species will re-sprout shoots and ten saplings grow where one once stood. Many vigorous, deciduous trees such as ash, willow, beech, lime, poplar, elm, birch, alder and buddleija will re-shoot after chopping down. Sometimes they grow directly from the … Continue reading How to get rid of tree stumps? The answer is Ecoplugs
Soft Rush (Juncus effesus) is an ongoing problem for grassland grazing and hay production areas.
Horsetail also known as Mare’s tail and nicknamed the bottle brush plant (Equisetum arvense) is extremely hard to control due to its deep rooted nature and thick silica structure. We are often asked what will kill the horse tail weed? There are a number of methods that can be used to control mare’s tail, with … Continue reading How to Kill Horsetail/ Marestail?
It’s the start of the season – you shouldn’t just be thinking about ground care products such as weed killers, fertilisers and grass seed but you should also taking time to make sure all your grounds maintenance equipment is up to scratch. Often landscaping equipment such as knapsacks, broadcast spreaders and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) … Continue reading Check your equipment – Landscaping / Garden Equipment & PPE
If your carefully groomed garden isn’t rewarding you with the quality you deserve, it could be a problem with your soil that is preventing your plants growing healthily and vibrantly. Before throwing different things at your soil, undertake a soil analysis which will tell you the soil pH and many key nutrient levels. This helps … Continue reading What to do if your soils pH balance is wrong
Garden sprayers are designed to last for years and generally pump up sprayers are very reliable. However from time to time problems can sometimes occur, fortunately though in most instances a little bit of maintenance can repair the garden sprayer back to good working order. Our trouble shooting video below takes you through some of … Continue reading Troubleshooting & repairing your garden sprayer
Many lawns will struggle with moss at some point during their life. If wondering how to get rid of moss in lawns, we can help. There are multiple products that can be used but be aware: If you have the conditions for moss; shade, damp, poor drainage, etc – expect regular maintenance to keep it in check. … Continue reading Moss Control in Lawns
Box Blight is a fungal disease that affect all 13 species of box plant (buxus sempervirens) typically used in hedging and topiary. It spreads quickly and kills the plant – leaf by leaf and branch by branch until it is either totally stripped of foliage or is pulled up and burnt. The box variety ‘Suffruticosa’ … Continue reading BOX BLIGHT: The research so far…
Amenity Forum Guidance 2013 Pesticide Use: Ten Golden Rules Recent changes in legislation and other challenges are highlighting the need for very best practice in weed, pest and disease control. This document sets out important rules about pesticide use. It is not comprehensive but aims to set out the key factors. SOME GOLDEN RULES 1. Get … Continue reading Pesticide Use = 10 Golden Rules