• Re-seeding and Top-Dressing Lawns

    Re-seeding and Top-Dressing Lawns September is a busy month for us. So, after scarifying and aerating, we've been aiding grass growth and recovery via re-seeding and top-dressing. We use a high quality finely graded soil improver manufactured to BSI PAS100(2011) from composted organic material. Manufactured specifically for use as a lawn dressing for both domestic and sports turf applications. Field No.4 is screened to <4mm making it ideal for fine turf lawnsor sports turf applications. It provides an insulating “blanket” for the soil that will protect grass species from [...]

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    Late Summer & Autumn Lawn Care

    Late Summer & Autumn Lawn Care Autumn months are a great time to get those essential lawn care jobs done Scarifying your lawn helps to remove excess thatch and moss from the lawn Hollow-tine or fracture tine aeration helps to break the lawn surface to allow air and water to the rootzone Apply a Autumn fertiliser to help promote healthy growth Use weed control to eradicate any weeds that might still be around Re-seed and dress the lawn to thicken up the grass sward

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    Lawns Need Water!

    Lawns Need Water! With a distinct lack of rainfall over the past six or seven weeks, it’s no surprise lawns are looking sad. Even after a good feed some lawns are not growing very quickly. Some may even look a little yellow in appearance. What’s the reason? How can I make it better? The good news is, grass is tough stuff and it will bounce back. It will need help. By regularly watering your lawn and not solely relying on rain you can help keep your lawn looking nice. As a plant, grass relies on water. Many people water flowers religiously but do not see the need to water [...]

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    Watering Your Lawn

    A common misconception is that lawn treatments alone will produce lush green lawns. To complement the fertiliser feed your lawn should receive regular watering, this will help the lawn absorb the goodness. So, think about watering your lawn as an essential part of the process. It's best to do this a couple of times a week and especially during a dry spell. This will help prevent the lawn from becoming hydrophobic and thereby not allowing water through to where it's most needed. Many customers are on water meters. This could be a worry to you because you fear ending up with a big water bill. [...]

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    September Lawn Calendar After a lawn baking summer we find ourselves in September. This usually signals slightly cooler weather and subsequently a slowing down of growth. Having said that there is usually enough warmth around for any over-seeding or lawn renovation that needs to be done. Ideally this month you'll be looking at scarifying, aeration and over-seeding. Scarifying can help break the thatch layer and thin out the thatch to allow water and nutrients to penetrate. Hollow-tine aeration is the best sort of aeration at this time of the year.   You'll also need an [...]

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    Lawn Renovation

    22nd September 2018 | Blog Lawn Care
    Lawn Renovation

    Lawn Renovation Lawn renovation is much in demand. The summer of 2018 has been a unique year for us. We haven't experienced a hot spell like this since 1976.  Many lawns suffered from the summer drought this year. It is important to help your lawn recover by renovation, introducing new seed and a fresh layer of top-dressing. Sharpes Lawn Care offer this lawn renovation service to you, our valued customers. So, with immediate effect lawn renovation is available throughout September and March through May. So what's involved? Due to the heavy thatch that's developed on the lawns due to the heat,[...]

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