Long grass mowing can be defined as cutting grass more than half of its length. The general rule of thumb used within the industry is to never cut a frequently mown lawn (every two weeks or less) by more than one third of the height of the grass as this is detrimental to grass sward health and promote the ingress of weeds and moss.
Did you know overseeding involves more than just sowing new grass seed between the existing grass. Proper preparation and aftercare is crucial for a good result. Find out the 10 top tips for getting lawns and turf in the best condition...
Pathways and hard surfaces are often neglected or carry less priority than other areas such as grass cutting for example. However, without the proper maintenance these areas can quickly fall into a state of disrepair. These areas can suffer from weed ingress, grass creep on pathways, moss establishment and debris accumulation from dirt, dust which can then act as a litter hive.
There is often confusion around the general term shredders and chippers as to what these terms mean. Fundamentally a shredder is designed to deal with all the material cut from a tree or bush, a chipper is designed first and foremost to process the waste wood.
The primary consideration when choosing between a basket or a blower is that the operator must decide what material they are mainly processing. If heavy water content material will predominantly be going through it, then choose the drop/basket option with a green waste grate. If the material is more hedge cuttings, brambles, vines, leaves, bamboo, or woody material for example, then the blower will give you more advantages and options throughout the entire range.
The current trend in lawnmowing is mulching instead of collecting. Working without a collection bag saves time and money, as mulch provides a continuous, natural fertilising method. In addition, the sustainable layer of nutrients protects the lawn from drying out and the effects of heavy rain.
Weed removal is an important task for local authorities, service providers and private homeowners alike and often causes a headache to remove both efficiently and cost effectively. Read all about the environmentally friendly option of using a mechanical weed brush.
Scarifying is an essential process that needs to be done to maintain turf whether it be ornamental, sports turf or a standard lawn.