Earth Day Special: It’s time to take care of your lawn

Greensleeves Blog | 21 September 2021
Earth Day Special: It’s time to take care of your lawn

Every April, millions of people around the world mark Earth Day – a day created to flood the world with hope, optimism and action, all around our beautiful planet Earth.

It’s not uncommon to see homeowners practice terrible lawn care habits in their zeal for the most beautiful lawn on the block.

Overwatering, watering at the wrong time of day, and planting the wrong type of plants and grass, can lead to a lot of extra money spent on landscaping, as well as an unsustainable approach to lawn care.

At Greensleeves we like to believe that ‘every day is Earth Day’ and April is the perfect month to adopt some eco-friendly lawn care habits that may also help you to save money in the long run.

Maintain your turf and save the planet!


Some of the smaller details can have a great big influence on whether your grass helps or hurts the environment.

Mowing a lawn too short can introduce weeds, which in turn opens the door for herbicide use that can harm the environment.A lawn that’s allowed to get overly weedy, under-fertilised or irrigated improperly can make lawns patchy and more likely for soil erosion.

The healthier a lawn, the less pesticides and fertiliser will be required.



Conserving water is important, but overwatering is remarkably destructive and wastes the most precious resource on the planet.

Conventional wisdom suggests watering your lawn two to three times a week is plenty, and that conserving water during times of drought is more important than having a lush green lawn.

You may need to experiment for a few weeks or months to find the right spring and summertime balance for watering your lawn. When your lawn is established and healthy, it can actually survive a few weeks without water and recover without too much extra work from your watering hose.

You shouldn’t need to water lawns in the spring unless conditions become extra dry or hot, and your grass needs a helpful boost. You could empty grey water (like washing up water) onto your lawn or use water from your water butt or mains source.



A lawn that is well-kept and managed with environmental sensitivity can significantly impact carbon dioxide reduction– the single most important issue!

Would you like to create a lawn that’s green, lush, beautiful and healthy for the planet, too? With help from the lawn care experts at Greensleeves Lawn Treatment Experts, you can enjoy a beautiful lawn every day.

As one of the leading lawn care treatment specialists in the UK, we are committed to minimising the impact of our activities on the environment. At Greensleeves Lawn Care, we ensure all our activities are as environmentally friendly as possible, this being when undertaking all treatments and working in each of our franchises.

Please feel free to contact our helpful team either by calling 0808 100 1413 or completing the form on the contact us page for more information.

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