Organic Lawn Care Programme
There is little doubt that there is growing awareness of our individual environmental footprints. How Kingsbury Lawn Care operates day to day, and the products we buy and use for our lawns is no different.
Unfortunately we're not able to offer a fully organic lawn care programme just yet. While fully organic products have their positives with no negative affect on the environment whatsoever, there are major drawbacks such as:
Cost. Organic products cost more with less user-friendly products needed at higher application rates.
Results. Slower, often poorer results are gained from 100% organic products.
Weeds. A 100% organic programme provides us with no weed control methods - just leaving a homeowner to dig out by hand.
All is not lost however. With the above considered, our customers enjoy our responsible approach to lawn care. Not using 100% organic products doesn't mean we can't make a marked environmental difference - we can be smart in how we operate without to the restrictions of being fully organic.
Slow-Release Fertiliser Application
We only use slow-release fertiliser. We do not apply excessive nitrogen which forces your lawn to grow in an unsustainable manner and may harm the soil in the long term. Some of our competitors apply up to twice the level of nitrogen to lawns per year and it is simply not required. Through our use of professional, slow release products, we are being far more environmentally friendly than regular and often improper use of DIY fertiliser products. As with everything we apply, we allow a suitable buffer zone near water. We do not apply or recommend anything that your lawn does not need.
We are responsible users of herbicide. Any professional user of herbicide is required by law to be NPTC PA1 + PA6 qualified to purchase, store and apply certain products. Not only this but we are with a minority in being an accredited BASIS Lawn Assured and Amenity Assured company. We have undergone inspection to gain this certification. Your lawn is in safe hands.
We only blanket spray lawns for weeds where our experienced operators deem this suitable, and only ever within label application rates. We spot treat for weeds where possible to reduce the amount of herbicide used. These selective herbicides are very safe products once mixed in water, and are completely safe, when dry, for non-grazing pets and children. We just advise keeping off lawns for 1-2 hours following our treatments.
Water Conserver Applications
Many of our customers are wary with the use of mains water on lawns. It's always a detailed topic of conversation with a range of environmental standpoints. It's important we put water use in context with watering other plants and washing cars.
We encourage the application of our Water Conserver twice each year with two of our Lawn Care Treatment Programme visits. This granular product works to keep the surface tension of the soil lower, accepting up to 20% more rainfall and irrigation during the most stressful months for your lawn. This product works to make water more efficient for your lawn, regardless of how it is applied.
It is worth remembering that there is nothing which will stop a lawn from going brown apart from water in a hot, dry spell. Our Water Conserver and Lawn Care Treatment Programme works to keep your lawn green for as long as possible in times of drought stress, and works to allow for a quicker, stronger recovery as soon as rain returns or water is applied.
We provide our customers with monthly advice emails and tailored condition reports following our visits and can advise on mowing frequency and height of cut for the best drought tolerance.
Red Thread is a common lawn disease which enjoys mild, wet passages of weather. Unlike some of our competitors we won't sell and use a quick-fix fungicide treatment which is not required within our Lawn Care Treatment Programme. The natural elements within our treatments, range of cultural services and the ongoing tailored advice we provide our customers is plentiful to combat lawn disease - and at no extra cost to you.
Lawn Renovation Specialists
As true groundsmen we are passionate about our range of cultural services in creating the best possible lawns while minimising chemical use. Creating the best possible grass cover is vital in keeping weeds at bay. We carry out Lawn Renovations to both tired and fine lawns undertaking all important aeration, scarification and overseeding. Reducing thatch levels, and reducing compaction in the soil is going to enable both water and nutrient for an easier passage into the soil during time of high stress, and enable for a thick, resilient lawn year round.
The vast majority of our work and lawn treatments are either labour intensive, or through the use of natural or semi-organic products in order to gain the very best from your lawn without the constraints of being 'fully' organic, instead priding ourselves on a considered, proactive approach to professional lawn care.