Lawn Care in Essex & Suffolk
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Ideally a lawn should be mowed little and often, never removing more than around a third of the grass height in any one cut to help retain the lawns vigour. Regular light mowing will ensure a short, green and even sward, as well as suppressing lawn weeds. I use professional quality mowers to keep your lawn looking trim and in good condition. If necessary my specialist mowers can also provide a mulching function in which the mower cuts the clippings many times into very small pieces which can then be returned to the lawns surface in a fine mulch - this helps retain nutrients for the lawns future growth and reduce the time and expense of composting or disposing of the clippings. Grass clippings can be composted on site or disposed of in a garden waste collection bin. If you need me to remove grass clippings from site for disposal elsewhere, I charge £12 per bulk bag for this service. Lawn mowing and edging is charged at £30 per hour which includes provision of mowers, strimmers and fuel.
Lawn Edging & Trimming
A neat edge between lawn and border is essential to give your garden a cared for and well maintained appearance. Grass has a natural tendency to spread laterally and over the course of a summer will begin to invade herbaceous borders which creates a neglected and untidy look that really detracts from the neat appearance of the garden. At least once a year, the lawn edge should be re-cut with a half moon cutter to create a neat edge to the lawn. This is best performed in the spring, after which regular trimming of any overhanging grass is easily achievable with shears at the same time as the lawn is mowed to maintain a neat and managed appearance for the duration of the summer.
Lawn Feeding & Watering
An essential and often neglected factor in maintaining a lush and healthy lawn! Because by their very nature, lawns are regularly mowed they are constantly being depleted of nutrients when the grass clippings are removed. Natural leaching of nutrients by rainfall also depletes the nutrients available in the soil for the lawns growth. To compensate for this either liquid or granular feeds can be applied during spring and autumn, which will give your lawn a vital boost and reward you with a much greener and lusher surface to enjoy. Although lawn grasses are extremely hardy and durable plants, prolonged dry periods in summer can cause areas of the lawn to dry out and scorch which leads to unsightly dry patches. It is therefore essential to water regularly in dry spells to ensure lush, green turf.
Please note I do not currently offer additional lawn care services such as scarification, aeration or weed killing treatments - I would suggest contacting a specialist lawn care company for these types of occasional annual services.
New Lawns - Turfing and Seeding
There are two ways to create a new lawn - either turfing or seeding. Prior to using either method the site must be cleared, dug over, leveled, raked and fertilized. Turf laying is the quickest option for creating a new lawn and can be walked on after around three weeks. Sowing seed is cheaper but needs time and the correct conditions to allow for germination and growth. After germination it takes around six weeks before it can be walked upon and will need around six to twelve months to establish fully before it can tolerate heavier prolonged usage. Both methods require regular watering in the first few weeks until established.
To discuss your requirements, please call 07421 031034, or alternatively email
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