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Lawn care service treatment, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Lawn care service treatment, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Why do we offer a Lawn care treatment Service?

For many a lawn is one of the most pivotal parts of a garden, its the main feature that brings the rest of the garden together. However just like any other part of the garden it needs maintenance, not just mowing. A healthy weed free lawn is key to keeping it in tip top condition. A good healthy lawn starts below ground level in the root / soil zone. Most lawns that we look after have had little in the way of maintenance, weeds have taken hold aswell as moss and thatch.

Lawn before works

This lawn is an example we will use to demonstrate our programme of treatments. The lawn is full of moss and thatch, drainage is poor and richness of colour is weak. Firstly we apply a Mosskill treatment to the whole of the lawn. This is left to work over a course of weeks. Eventually it turns the lawn brown and reveals where the predominance of moss is within the lawn. Elsewhere in the lawn is a strong prevalence of thatch.

 

lawn thatchThatch is a loose, intermingled organic layer of dead and living shoots, stems, and roots that develops between the zone of green vegetation and the soil surface. Thatch build up begins when turf produces organic debris faster than it can be broken down. Typically, when thatch layers reach an inch or more, preventative practices won’t provide adequate control. In such cases, you must physically remove thatch. We do this with a scarifier (a pedestrian machine to rip up the dead material).

 

Lawn during Scarification

The lawn is then scarified with the scarifier, it has numerous passes made over it and in different directions in order to remove as much dead matter and debris as possible. This waste is then disposed as it not suitable for composting elsewhere in the garden.

 

 

Lawn after scarificationAfter raking up all the debris we apply a combined top dressing and seed over the new area. The secret is to ensure its kept moist and well watered after application. Ideally its best if this process is done just before forecasted rainfall to help water in the seed and dressing.

 

 

Lawn after 1st cutIn as little a 3-4 weeks after treatment, the new grass and lawn emerges looking as healthy and strong as it should be. This when the first cut would be carried out provided the grass is dry enough.

 

 

 

Lawn after 1st cut

We would then visit every 11 weeks thereafter as a rule and apply further treatments in order to keep the lawn healthy and weed free. Every lawn we treat is given a bespoke programme of care based on the current conditions of the garden. It is often more cost effective to have a lawn treatment service rather than completely re-turfing the whole lawn.

 

 

Contact us now to book your lawn in for a FREE bespoke quotation from our professional green keeper. See our Lawn Care page. We can also combine our Garden Maintenance service in the same visit . Book before the spring rush .!!!

Keeping on top of Winter Lawn Care

Keeping on top of Winter Lawn Care

Banbury gardeners and Banbury Lawncare insist on keeping on top of Winter lawn care even once the grass stops growing at this time of the year. As autumn turns to winter, make the most of any dry days and rake the lawn to keep it free of leaves. A thick layer of leaves will smother a lawn and weaken the grass, and it also provides winter shelter for unwelcome garden pests. Avoid walking on your lawn if it’s frosted, as this can also damage the grass. During a sunny break the mower can be used to just top the grass, therefore the mower should be on the highest setting. Never cut… Continue Reading

New Border Planting schemes, Bloxham Road, Banbury

New Border Planting schemes,  Bloxham Road, Banbury

Banbury Gardeners carry out a border rejuvenation planting scheme on this garden on Bloxham Road, Banbury. New low maintenance planting schemes are provided to give the owners year round colour and interest. A new circular border to front garden with a feature Canadian Maple and under-planting of Euonymus Emerald Gaiety and Emerald and Gold. Two of the rear garden borders have had a change with a semi-circular raised bed created in red brick and fragrant lavender to edge the bed with year round interest and a central feature tree Acer Brilliantissimum to provide height,  drama from Spring with fresh apricot foliage to glowing autumn colours. Banbury Lawncare will now be… Continue Reading

Update: Garden design & build, Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire

Update: Garden design & build, Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire

Banbury Gardeners are pleased to provide an update on a Garden design & build we completed in November 2015. The garden based in Middleton Cheney Oxfordshire is now developing really well. Here is the link to the garden http://www.banburygardeners.co.uk/completed-garden-design-build-middleton-cheney-oxfordshire/ We have now been back to see how the garden is looking and are pleased to provide a new insight in the following images.     Contact us for your FREE Garden design consultation. We offer many garden services including Garden maintenance, Lawn care treatments and Property maintenance too. Continue Reading

New Garden design & build, Upper Boddington

New Garden design & build, Upper Boddington

Banbury Gardeners are invited for the garden design and build of this rear garden in the village of Upper Boddington, Northamptonshire. The present garden is laid to a large patio against the house in a riven Cotswold paving with terraced areas of planting including a rockery and large collections of Alpine form conifers. The new garden will feature the following: A larger patio / entertaining space with a bed of culinary herbs. New terraced areas of Low maintenance planting providing year round interest. New steps providing an invite to explore the new upper areas of the garden Two Rills within the border planting with underwater lighting and Waterfalls Fragrance and Scent… Continue Reading

New garden maintenance, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire

New garden maintenance, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Banbury Gardeners are pleased to welcome a new client to our garden maintenance services. This property is located in the village of Sibford Gower near Banbury, Oxfordshire. This garden is quite large and narrow but is divided into various rooms. Stretching in excess of 300ft in length and backing onto open countryside. Garden rooms consist of a vegetable garden, fruit cages, main lawn and feature patio area, shrubbery with meandering pathways and a miniature arboretum towards the rear of the garden with a natural stream at the rear. Works will include tidying the borders, introducing lawncare treatments to eradicate moss, and re-planting to provide colour and interest.   Contact us… Continue Reading

New gardener joins the team

New gardener joins the team

Banbury Gardeners welcomes a second Lady gardener to join the team. Laura will be joining us in January 2016 and be helping with our Garden maintenance side of the business. Laura lives locally in a small North Oxfordshire village and maintains her own walled garden. Laura is presently coming to the end of her Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 in Horticullture at Waterperry gardens near Oxford. She has 3 existing gardens already lined up to start the year. So if you would like to book Laura to lookafter your garden on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis then Contact us. Continue Reading

Banbury Lawncare treatment, Evenlode, Oxfordshire

Banbury Lawncare treatment, Evenlode, Oxfordshire

Banbury gardeners and Banbury lawncare are pleased provide an insight to another lawn treatment customers garden in Evenlode. This garden receives our bespoke lawn care maintenance service from our professional resident green keeper. Contact us to book your FREE consultation with our professional green-keeper. Please feel free to see other lawn treatment posts here from elsewhere on our website of other lawns we look after on a regular basis. http://www.banburygardeners.co.uk/lawn-treatments-scarification-banbury-oxfordshire/ http://www.banburygardeners.co.uk/lawn-care-updates-from-our-present-lawn-treatment-customers/ http://www.banburygardeners.co.uk/lawncare-services-tadmarton-oxfordshire/ http://www.banburygardeners.co.uk/case-study-full-lawn-care-service-treatment-banbury-oxfordshire/ Continue Reading

Lawn treatments – Scarification, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Lawn treatments – Scarification, Banbury, Oxfordshire

This front garden consists of two small lawns on a double fronted property in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The lawn was tired and miserable looking, full of moss and needed feeding to help it re-generate again. Often its not always necessary to completely rip up and existing lawn just to replace it with a new turfed lawn. This front lawn simply needed a little bit of tender loving care and now its back to its former glory. Firstly it was given a weed and moss kill treatment, which kills the existing moss in the lawn. Then three weeks later the lawn is scarified to remove all the dead moss and thatch that… Continue Reading

Planting time is nearly here……

Planting time is nearly here……

Autumn is almost upon us now as the nights begin to draw in and the weather begins to get cooler in the evenings. It will all be happening soon. The leaves will be turning and falling. We will soon be planting hedges, moving plants in various clients gardens and re-locating them to new locations. Autumn has always been the best time of the year for new planting to take place in our own gardens and the landscape scenery. Plants and trees establish so much better at this time of the year before the winter cold sets in.   Now is the time to start thinking about getting your garden ready… Continue Reading