Frequently Asked Questions
What Lawn Treatment for Winter?
The application of a moss control product is ideal for the winter months. With both mild and wet periods over winter, it’s important that there are ample trace nutrients within your lawn to resist moss growth.
What Lawn Treatment for Summer?
A summer fertiliser application is required for the gentle release of nutrients. Take care than the fertiliser in use has a low risk of scorch when applying in warmer, drier conditions.
What Lawn Treatment for Spring?
A spring fertiliser application is required to nourish the grass following winter rain. This will have depleted the soil of the important nutrients required for a healthy lawn.
What Lawn Treatment for Autumn?
It’s important that lawns enter the shorter days and cooler months with a source of both slow-release fertiliser and moss control to prevent problems such as moss growth and thinning grass come the spring.
How long after lawn treatment is it safe for pets?
This depends on the product used, but for our lawn treatments, we advise that treatments are safe as soon as they are dry – usually 1-2 hours following application. Always read the label.
How long after lawn treatment is it safe for dogs?
A number of our clients have a dog! For our lawn treatments, we advise that treatments are safe as soon as they are dry – usually 1-2 hours following application. Always read the label.
How soon after lawn treatment can I mow?
We advise that lawns are not cut for 2 days both before and after our lawn treatments. This allows the lawn to begin the process of absorbing our products for maximum effectiveness.
Which lawn treatment is best for my lawn?
A year-round source of slow-release fertiliser is required for a sustainable, healthy lawn. Professional products can deliver this in just a handful of applications along with the required controls for weeds and moss.
Which lawn treatment for clay soil?
Clay soils should be managed with care. They react well to regular lawn treatments due to very little leeching from the soil. Slow-release nitrogen and moss control will be required for success.
Which lawn treatment is best for moss?
Treating the cause of moss, rather than solely applying iron to the grass will provide a longer-term benefit and will make moss control applications more effective.
Which lawn treatment is best for dandelions?
Maintaining a dense, healthy grass cover is key in the long-term battle against weeds. A selective herbicide application from a licensed professional is advisable for safety, results, and cost-effectiveness.
Which lawn treatment is best for clover?
Clover is a difficult weed to eradicate from lawns without the application of a selective herbicide from a licensed professional. DIY products contain only limited active ingredients for weed control.
Effective lawn treatment without chemicals?
There are a range of natural fertiliser products and labour-intensive processes that are used within lawn care without the need, or only very limited need for herbicides.
Organic Lawn treatment remedies?
Fully organic lawn treatment is challenging for a host of reasons such as fertiliser quality, longevity and the lack of weed control besides manual removal. Chicken manure is a preferred organic nitrogen source.
What lawn care should be done in Spring?
Spring should see the start of your fertiliser programme, and the resumption of mowing on a high setting at the very least for a healthy lawn. Many lawns benefit from moss control and mechanical work at this time of year.
Why is lawn care essential?
If the only care that goes into your lawn is mowing, then nutrition is only every being cut away from the grass, rather than being replaced. Without regular treatments, the health of your lawn will deteriorate with time.
What are lawn care services?
Lawn care services involve your lawn being visited by a professional to apply the required products for a thick, healthy lawn. They may also carry out advanced work of scarifying, aerating and overseeding if required.
Lawn care and repair near to me?
Kingsbury Lawn Care are a local, award winning independent lawn care and repair service. We cover all local towns, villages and postcodes within 20 miles of our base.
Lawn care vs lawn maintenance?
Lawn maintenance is the term given to the more repetitive lawn care tasks of mowing, edging and watering. Lawn care such as regular treatments should be viewed as an added layer of maintenance for an attractive lawn to be proud of.
When to apply lawn treatment?
Dependent on the product, lawn treatments should be applied all year around. Treatments should not be applied to frozen lawns. Many DIY products will be unsuitable for warmer and drier weather.
How many lawn treatments do I really need?
Lawn treatments are required all year around for lawn health, moss and weed control. Professional products possess the longevity of 10-12 weeks, meaning attractive lawns can be achieved on just five visits per year.
How many lawn treatments per year?
The number of treatments required will depend on the condition of the lawn and the type of products used. Professional products with their superior longevity mean that attractive lawns can be achieved from just five visits per year.
Are lawn care chemicals dangerous?
This depends on how they are stored, handled and used. Always read the label and do not attempt to purchase professional products of which you much hold a licence for. Many leading lawn care providers have achieved the ‘Lawn Assured’ standard.
How to treat lawn fungus?
There isn’t a chemical control for mushrooms in lawns unfortunately. They occur due to a build up of carbon in the soil, often from rotting tree roots. Scarifying out this organic matter is the best method of control.
How to identify lawn disease?
Different lawn diseases identify in different ways. The most common in lawns being red thread. It is common in mild, wet months and can be identified by a tiny pink fugus forming on grass leaves.
What is lawn disease?
Lawns from time to time can be impacted by fungal infection. Often, certain climatic conditions are required for an infection to develop and spread, and many factors could lead to a lawn being prone to any particular lawn disease.
What causes red thread lawn disease?
The main cause of red thread is often climatic conditions which allows the disease to thrive. Mild, wet weather is required for this, but there are many contributing factors also such as a blunt mower blade.
How to treat rust lawn disease?
Rust disease is best treated by improving the quality of nutrition available to the lawn, and continuing to mow in order to remove affected grass leaves. Overseeding with a grass species more resistant to infection could be a longer-term move.
How to repair lawn disease?
We would recommend finding and addressing the cause of the disease outbreak for long-term control. In the short term, the area can be raked out and overseeded when the infection has passed.
What kills lawn disease?
Fungicides can be used for lawn disease. However, this often only serves to mask the underlying problem. An assessment of the lawn from a professional along with a balanced fertiliser application is good starting point.
How to treat lawn moss?
Moss is a symptom of an underlying lawn problem, if that be weak / thin grass coverage, or excessive thatch and / or shade being common causes. Treatment with an iron-based product is the nutritional solution.
When to scarify lawn moss?
Lawns can be scarified for much of the year dependent on the intensity of the scarification. Early-autumn is the ideal time to scarify lawns. Spring can provide good but slow recovery from lighter scarification.
How to identify lawn weeds?
Many lawn weeds will have a different shaped leaf to grass leaves and may flower at differing times of the year. Common lawn weeds are dandelion, daisy, clover, thistle, plantain and woodrush.
Will lawn fertilizer kill weeds?
Fertilising lawns will not kill weeds in isolation unless the fertiliser contains a selective herbicide. However, aiding a healthy lawn will give the opportunity for grass to outcompete some weeds.
Can lawn mowing spread weeds?
Mowing without collecting the clippings can spread weed seeds if weeds are already present in the lawn. However, frequent mowing will only help to aid grass health and density.
How to control weeds naturally?
The only natural control of weeds is to remove by hand, taking care to remove as much of the root as possible. A source of slow-release fertiliser and frequent mowing will aid the strength and density of the grass.
What is thatch in a lawn?
Thatch is the broad term for organic matter in the surface of a lawn. Thatch is made up of dead leaves, roots and stems from the grass plants. Thatch builds when it is being produced quicker than the soil can break it down naturally.
How to remove lawn thatch?
To remove thatch we carry out a process called scarification. This is more aggressive than raking a lawn – a scarifier is a machine fitted with fixed, knife-like blades to cut below the depth of the thatch in a lawn.
What causes lawn thatch?
A level of thatch production occurs in lawns naturally - all the more so during extreme weather or periods of strong growth. Certain grass types and poor lawn care practices can accelerate the rate of thatch production.
Is thatch bad for your lawn?
A small amount of thatch is both good and expected for a healthy lawn. A thatch depth greater than a centimetre / half an inch should be addressed within the next 12 months through a lawn renovation.