What are the aims of our specialist lawn treatments?
- Produce greener, healthier lawns
- Control weeds, moss, and pests – in your lawn.
- Provide one off or ongoing lawn maintenance treatments
- Treat disease and insect problems
- Work with you and advise on the seasonal upkeep of your lawn
What type of treatment does my lawn need and how much does it cost?
When we survey your lawns we also prepare a lawn care treatment program for you. In this we can recommend treatments that will ensure your lawn has the appropriate nutrients it requires throughout the year. We will also help you decide what level of essential lawn care you require, and price the best possible plan to your budget.
If you’d like us to chat to you about additional lawn maintenance such as scarifying, aeration, spiking, top dressing and seeding just let us know, but we can often advise you about this during the survey.
Our 4 seasonal lawn treatments
Late winter early spring lawn care treatment
This can be the most important time of the year. There is plenty of moisture about and the ground is starting to warm the grass plant responds by growing vigorously and requires the right amount and mix of nutrients to encourage the grass to take advantage of the growing conditions and enable it to grow and develop :
- Application of specialist fertiliser
- Professional feed for healthy growth
- Treatment and removal of moss and weeds
- The long term development of a greener healthier lawn
If the grass is short of food it will not grow healthily. Weak grass allows moss and weeds to develop. Our Spring lawn care program is designed to apply an application of the correct amount of specialist fertiliser to ensure the lawn has sufficient appropriate nutrients to supply the grass plants with the food to sustain vigorous grass growth throughout this important time of the year. Healthy rapid grass growth will limit weed, moss and annual meadow (couch) grass development. We apply an efficient systemic broad spectrum liquid herbicide to control common weeds such as dandelions, butter cups, daisies, plantains, thus also starts to control clover etc.
Early summer lawn care service
Application of slow controlled release no scorch fertiliser to encourage thick healthy growth in the grass. We change the balance of the nutrients in this feed increasing phosphorous and potassium and decreasing the nitrogen content as the demands of the grass plant change. There is sufficient nutrient in the fertiliser to nourish the grass for up to 10 – 13 weeks. Our fertilisers are slow controlled release and do not have to be watered in. However if the lawn is dry watering in will produce quicker results. A summer application of a broad spectrum systemic liquid herbicide is used to control both common and some of the more difficult weeds such as speedwell, trefoils and clover.
Late summer early autumn lawn care treatment
The warm weather combined with damp conditions can make this time of year ideal for lawn diseases to attack grass. Each time we treat your lawn we check for diseases. The late Summer early Autumn is the key time to start applying moss control . Moss is the biggest problem faced by the majority of lawns particularly those lawns on clay soils. We apply another application of our broad spectrum liquid herbicide to control any new weed growth, plus a low nitrogen high potassium and phosphorous fertiliser for root development combined with an initial application of moss control.
Autumn winter lawn care treatment
An application of feed containing essential trace elements combined with a very heavy dose of moss control . It is vital that moss which is the biggest problem facing lawns is controlled and not allowed to develop in your lawn. Heavy moss will be controlled by our moss treatment but as the dead moss plant does not decompose easily the lawn may require scarifying to remove the dead moss and thatch from the lawn to create space to allow grass growth to regenerate. Over seeding with grass seed may also be required depending on the amount of moss in your lawn At this visit we also check for any insect damage or traces of lawn turf disease. From time to time it is recommended that your lawn would benefit from certain other key treatments. We provide you with a regular update on your lawn and only recommend other treatments if they are necessary and essential to the health and appearance of the lawn.
When is the best time to start lawn treatments?
Our lawn care treatment service works on the basis of applying essential treatments at specific times of the year. There is no particular time of year to start. We can improve the health and appearance of your lawn at any time of the year by applying the relevant lawn care treatment applicable to the current weather conditions and requirements of your lawn.
My lawn is too bad!
Our lawn care services can rescue even some of the most neglected lawns. Our service will gradually kill weeds and control moss and the conditions such as thatch and soil compaction that encourage moss and weeds. We have the experience, knowledge, products and equipment to ensure that we make the best out of your lawns. Many of the products we use are not available to the public or most general gardeners and the equipment we use is too specialised for the average gardener to own.
I have a gardener who cuts my grass
We do not seek to replace your gardener. We simply want to compliment the mowing work he/she does by ensuring that the lawn receives the care and attention he/she may not be really be qualified or able to provide without access to the products and equipment Devon Lawn Care use. In fact many gardeners recommend our services to their customers.
Do we have to be at home?
Devon Lawn Care have customers who we call at regular intervals to arrange to treat and provide care for their lawns. You do not have to be at home as long as we have access to your lawns. At each visit we take into account the specific needs of your lawn, the weather conditions and apply the relevant treatment. See seasonal treatments. We will also recommend any optional additional work as it is required. See scarification, aeration and top dressing.
Once you contact us we will agree a convenient time to meet you and survey your lawn (if you are busy you do not have to be at home as we can survey the lawn and leave our survey and recommendations at your property.)
Visual inspection to assess:
- Weed population – identifying common and difficult weeds
- Assess the amount of moss present over the whole lawn
- Identify the conditions in your garden that encourage moss
- Identify grass species and health
- Check for evidence of insect damage
- Take core samples to check for soil compaction, sub surface and surface level thatch, acidity or alkalinity
- Disease analysis
- Mowing routine and mowing height
We then recommend an appropriate treatment plan to improve the health and condition of your lawn.
You can request your a lawn survey by clicking here