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02 May 2017

Acer Lawn Care & The Grass Man Merger

We are please to announce that starting May 1st 2017, “Acer Lawn Care” and “The Grass Man” are merging businesses to provide a superior lawn care service for our existing customers and new ones.

Pete & Lynsey Wong are joining forces with the existing team bringing with them years of Lawn Care experience.

All customers will be receiving notification as to the minor adjustments to bank account details and service provided, but rest assured our lawn care service just got a lot better 🙂

20 Feb 2017
Spring Lawn Care

Spring 2017 is almost here – Lawn Care Tips

Spring Lawn Care

Spring will be here in a couple of weeks, and outdoor living is going to be popular in 2017, we are already experiencing unusually warm weather for February which is leading to very early garden growth. Lawns are starting to grow rapidly too. So what can we do no to ensure a great lawn for 2017?

Scarification

This is the perfect time to get your scarifier out and remove that excess thatch from your lawn. It may be time consuming and a bit of labour but the results are definitely worth it. Scarifying now is good because the lawn will make a quick recovery in the next couple of weeks, and you soon will be having spring barbeques. Scarifying is a technique known to remove the subsurface thatch that often can;t be seen by the naked eye, but if you feel any thickness or bounciness on your lawn you will definitely have it. Thatch is a natural growth that occurs on all lawns, so every now and again (preferably twice a year) you need to scarify.

Aeration

Also good to do before you scarify is to Aerate the lawn. This is especially true if you are going to hollow tine Aerate. As any cores left on the lawn can easily be collected by the scarification process. If you have a fork it is good to regularly Aerate your lawn throughout the growing season. Here at Acer Lawn Care we use a hollow-tine Aerator which removes thousands of cores from the lawn which really rejuvenates the lawn for action.

Grass Seed

After a thorough Aeration and Scarification it would be a good idea to over seed your current grass. This will help a speedy recovery and spring new life into your lawn. It would be good to use a seed spreader to ensure a good thorough coverage of the lawn. Once doing this to prevent all the birds from arriving and eating all your work 🙂 You can get some top soil from a local garden centre and put it over the top.

Watering

And finally to make sure all this works gives the best result, try to give your lawn a good watering every day for a couple of weeks. Of course if it is raining then you don’t have to, but just make sure you do not water in full sunlight as this can cause scorching.

Not got enough time? Use Acer Lawn Care

Of course, if you don;t have the tools or time to do the jobs above, why not give us a call or you can click here for an immediate quote. We can come round and give you a no obligation friendly quote and turn your lawn in to something beautiful.

31 Jan 2017

2017 Lawn Care Program

Craig Daniel
Craig Daniel – NPTC Greenkeeper

2017 is going to be a fantastic year for lawns. After a mild pleasant winter lawns will burst into life very soon in Spring and I for one can’t wait to get stuck in and enjoy the spring months.

What can you expect from this years lawn care program?

Spring

In the early season it is important to give the soil all the nutrients it can get hold of, and because there is plenty of moisture around we don’t have to worry about scorching. So we will be adding the perfect balance of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium, it will also include small amounts of iron to deal with remaining moss.

Summer

During Summer we will be doing 2 treatments, one between June/July, and the other in August/September, usually about 8 weeks apart. During summer it is important that we use a no scorch fertiliser due to reduced moisture in the ground and potential droughts. For the last few years we have seen anotable rise in fungus during the summer months. So we will be offering customers a preventive fungicide treatment in June.

Autumn

At the end of the year the focus shifts to Moss control, as well as providing an excellent fertiliser to maximise final grass growth of the year, there are larger amounts of Iron included to strengthen grass roots and starve off the moss growth.

Options

To have a perfect lawn it is absolutely necessary to have Aeration & Scarification over the winter month, or just before spring starts. These treatments really make a massive difference to the lawn and you can read about these here.