Keep Calm and Mow The Lawn

Your lawn should be mowed as regularly as you can do it; at least once per week during the main growing seasons of April – June and September – October. This can be relaxed during the height of summer if a drought develops as the growth will slow. However, it is important not to let the grass get too long at any time of the year, including winter, as this will reduce the quality significantly, increase the likelihood of moss invasion and reduce the aesthetic appearance of the grass.

Are You Up To Speed With The Speedwell Weed?

Spring is here! Which means your garden will be finally starting to show some new life after winter. One weed that you need to watch out for is the Veronica Filiformis, also known as the Speedwell weed. This weed can be deceiving as it will start to grow with pretty, blue flowers with four petals.

Is Your Lawn Under Attack?

During the autumn months your healthy, luscious lawn can fall victim to an infestation of chafer grubs or leatherjackets. These two common species of garden pests can wreak havoc on your lawn by attacking the grass root or encouraging predators such has birds, badgers and foxes to dig for these juicy morsels.

Spring Clean Your Lawn

As the long and gloomy winter months start to change, spring begins to approach and the once long and dark nights become shorter. You can expect to see the first buds of colour in your garden around this time and the lawn awaking from its cover of frost, which is why it is essential to give your lawn that much needed support in the run up to summer.

Daddy Longlegs Invade

The summer season brings happiness to us all, especially those who enjoy spending their days in the sunshine tending to their beloved gardens, and thanks to the extended warm and wet weather summer has attracted another group of lawn enthusiasts – Daddy Longlegs, also known as the Crane Fly.

It's All About the Butterflies And Bees

Butterflies and bees are some of nature’s most crucial contributors, pollinating as they float from flower to flower and aid the production of crops for human and animal use.

Is Your Lawn Suffering After Winter

Many lawns are looking particularly thin and weak at the moment, if yours is one that has suffered you’re probably wondering why. There are a few possible explanations that are worth considering before deciding upon the appropriate course of action to get your lawn looking its best again this summer.

Greensleeves Go Stateside

In America the question is not “do you have lawn care?” that, after all, is a given; the question is “which lawn care company do use?” ‘Across the pond’ lawn care is viewed as more of an essential service than a luxury. In the state of Michigan alone there are hundreds of companies vying to treat your lawn. Their lawn care industry is huge, they have a wealth of experience and are no doubt in a position to show us a thing or two that they have learnt along the way.

Fall Into Autumn

We are now nearly at the end of September and there is no escaping the fact that the autumn weather is rapidly approaching. As the bright green colours of summer begin to give way to autumn hues and the nights draw in there is always the temptation to go into hibernation mode and forget about the garden until spring. However a little hard work now will see your lawn prepared for the winter ahead and you will reap the benefits come the milder weather next year.

Greensleeves Complete Great North Run for WWF

Last Sunday saw 57,000 runners gather in Newcastle to take part in one of the biggest events of the running calendar, the Great North Run. Among the participants was the Greensleeves Lawn Treatment Experts Team who had made it their mission to complete the course to help raise awareness and funds for the WWF. A complete mix of experienced runners and novices, we are extremely proud to announce that all members of the team successfully completed the 13.1 mile course, some with rather impressive times. In total the team jointly raised over £6000 for the WWF, a fantastic achievement.