At Greensleeves we are your local lawn care experts, devoted to keeping lawns everywhere beautiful and healthy.
This is why we’ve built this FAQ’s page, to answer the questions that we often get asked and give you some useful bits of advice. Lawn care can be complicated, but we are here to help you on your journey to achieving your perfect lawn.
If you don’t find the answer to your questions below, then please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team – we will be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.
Frequently asked questions
Once our treatment is completed it is entirely safe for children and pets to go on the lawn. However, we do recommend staying off the lawn for one hour after application, and we may recommend that grazing animals be kept off the grass for a short period of time – our experts will be able to advise you on any safety measures during their visit.
All of our treatments are completely safe for children and pets long-term – a lawn is meant to be enjoyed after all! We may recommend leaving a short period of time before allowing children, pets, or grazing animals back on the lawn, to allow products to absorb or dry. Our experts will advise you on everything you need to know in this regard when they carry out your treatment.
In order to get the most out of our work and to see the best effects on your lawn we provide year-round treatment programmes. This guarantees that your lawn receives everything it needs to ensure a healthy garden all year round!
With our specialised techniques and professional-grade equipment, we can repair even severely damaged lawns. However, if your lawn is damaged beyond repair then we may recommend a complete lawn renovation, but our experts will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
Whatever state your lawn is in, we are dedicated to helping you get a beautifully green and healthy space, whether that’s through repair, renovation, or a different plan of action.
To keep your lawn looking its best, it’s important to maintain it in between our visits. Especially during hotter months, keeping on top of watering and mowing is really important if you want your lawn to stay healthy. During hot weather, we recommend dousing your lawn in water twice a week, rather than watering little-and-often.
Our experts are happy to answer any questions you may have about daily lawn care.
Moss may “brown-off” after being treated with our moss treatment. If you notice remaining moss that has been “browned off” it will benefit from being cleared from the grass. This is easily accomplished through raking or scarification, and is an important step to giving your lawn access to as much vital sunlight as possible during the darker months of the year.
We work in partnership with you to keep your lawn looking beautiful and healthy. With an ongoing monthly lawn care package our experts will make sure your lawn is kept in tip-top shape after your renovation. Our experts will also advise you on anything you need to do (such as watering or mowing) between our visits.
In collaboration with you, we ensure your lawn remains stunning and in top-notch condition. Through our convenient lawn care packages, our expert team will maintain the beauty and health of your lawn following your repair. We will also give you all the guidance you need on anything that needs to be done in between our visits, such as how often to water and mow your lawn.
The growth of your lawn will slow as autumn arrives, but regular mowing is still needed to ensure your lawn stays healthy in between treatments. Keeping on top of mowing, raking leaves, and watering will help to keep your lawn looking its best.
We work in partnership with our customers to keep their lawns healthy, which is why we ask you to continue watering and mowing your lawn in between our treatments and visits. In spring you should begin mowing and watering more regularly as your lawn’s growth rate increases, raking away any debris to allow thick and verdant new growth.
We are able to work in the majority of weather conditions, however, to ensure you get the most out of your seasonal treatment, there are some uncommon occasions where it’s simply not possible to carry out successful service, for example in extreme wind or snow. Not to worry though! If this is the case you will be notified as soon as possible and an alternative treatment date which suits you will be arranged.
Signs to look out for include a slippery driveway surface, especially in wet weather, as well as more visual signs such as dark spotting, stains, weeds growing through your hard surface, and other unwanted vegetation growth.
Weeds can very quickly overrun your lawn, so the main sign is visibility of weeds. If you start to see weeds progressively growing, then it might be time to contact an expert. Weeds also take nutrients, oxygen and water away from the grass, so the other sign that it’s time for a weed response treatment is when your grass itself starts looking worse for wear.
With ongoing lawn maintenance, our experts can help assess and prevent weed growth so you can rest assured that your lawn is never compromising.
You’ll likely be able to see if your hard surfaces have mould or algae, if they are showing any dark spotting or stains. If your hard surfaces are more slippery than you would like, especially during wet weather, then this is another sign that you might need a hard surface cleaner to get rid of the problem.
Patchy areas of grass, stunted growth, and brown spots, rings or slimy patches are all signs of an infestation. If you suspect you might have a disease infesting your lawn, then give our experts a call and they will come to do a full inspection.
Is your lawn looking patchy or uneven in colour? Is your grass not growing as well as you would like? Or perhaps your lawn feels spongy underfoot? All of these are signs of a moss and thatch invasion on your lawn. Our experts will be able to fully assess your lawn and advise you on the best course of treatment to get your lawn healthy and thriving again.
The first sign to look out for is if your lawn has an uneven colour or doesn’t look as green as you would like, alongside any issues with your grass not growing properly. Our experts can fully assess your space to check for moss and thatch, before deciding on the most appropriate control methods and treatments to give you a beautiful-looking, healthy lawn.
Patches on your lawn could signal a chafer grub or leatherjacket infestation, especially if you notice it during early summer or autumn.
Chafer grubs are generally easy to spot just a few centimetres down into the soil, but leatherjackets can be more difficult to notice. If you spot crane flies – the adult form of leatherjackets – hovering above your lawn during the summer, then that can be a sign that they are laying eggs which will hatch as leatherjackets come September/October.
Hollow tine aeration is a treatment that all lawns should have to help them flourish and reach their full potential. Signs that an aeration treatment is long-past due include a patchy or damaged looking lawn, and waterlogging after heavy rain.
With ongoing lawn maintenance, our experts can determine the perfect time to aerate your lawn, maximising on the time of year, weather conditions, and other ongoing lawn care treatments.
If your lawn is looking a little listless, worn, or you notice it gets waterlogged after heavy rain, then you should definitely consider an aeration service. Even if your grass looks okay on the surface, aeration will still help to significantly boost the health of your lawn.
With ongoing lawn care, our experts will be able to assess each visit if aeration is needed, and apply the service annually to keep your grass in tip-top condition.
Dry patches or an overall dry looking lawn are tell-tale signs that your lawn desperately needs some hydration. Our experts can recommend when your lawn looks to be in need of an aqua boost, or we can simply take care of it for you as part of your ongoing lawn care plan.
When you look at your lawn do you see unsightly bare patches? Or perhaps your lawn looks frustratingly uneven in terms of overall grass coverage? These are signs that your lawn is due for overseeding.
Even if your lawn looks good on the surface, overseeding is still an excellent treatment to give it an extra boost, making your grass more thick and luscious so you can out-do your neighbours.
If your lawn is patchy, damaged, not growing well, or has simply seen better days, then you should definitely consider getting it repaired.
If you’re dreaming of a beautifully lush lawn, but your current lawn is feeling a little flat, then our experts can put a plan in place to get you your perfect outdoor space that will make your neighbours green with envy.
We recommend that every home has a driveway treatment annually, usually in winter when harsh weather conditions could cause damage or hazards. With a convenient ongoing lawn care package, our experts will treat your driveway at the most suitable time of year alongside our other lawn and hard surface treatments, saving you both time and stress.
We recommend that every garden has a hard surface cleaner treatment annually, to protect both your surfaces and your family from nuisance mould and algae all year-round. With a simple and convenient ongoing lawn care package, our experts can treat your hard surfaces at the most suitable time of year, saving you hassle and stress.
Aeration should be done annually, and the service can be carried out all year round depending on the right ground conditions. With our lawn care packages, we will take care of aerating your lawn at the most suitable time of the year, so you don’t have to worry about the technicalities.
To really get the most out of your aqua boost treatment, we recommend having it done straight after a lawn aeration treatment. This means you would typically have an aqua boost annually, alongside your seasonal treatments and ongoing care.
With monthly lawn care from our experts, you can leave it to us to make sure your lawn is hydrated at exactly the right time, and in the right conditions.
Disease control should be applied as soon as possible after the infection is spotted. Our treatment conveniently eliminates the disease and keeps it away all in one go, and with ongoing lawn care we can continue to prevent disease from coming back.
Some of the more common diseases are more prevalent in the damp months of autumn, so this is when you should keep an extra eye out for signs of infection.
Hard surface weed control should be carried out as soon as you notice an outbreak of weeds on your patio, steps, pathway, decking or driveway. With an ongoing maintenance package, your lawn care expert can keep an eye out for weeds, and control the issue easily when they spot it, to save you from having to worry.
We recommend that all lawns receive a hollow tine aeration treatment annually, usually during either the spring or autumn months. With our lawn care packages, we will take care of aerating your lawn at the most suitable time of the year, so you don’t have to worry about the technicalities.
For chafer grub infestations, June/July is the best time to apply the treatment; for leatherjacket infestations, it’s September/October. These are the two most common lawn invaders we see in the UK and are the ones we specialise in treating.
The good news is, if you have an ongoing lawn care package, our experts can spot the signs of an infestation early and get on the job of treating it as soon as insect control is needed.
Intensive moss and thatch control is a high impact treatment for when you’re dealing with a build up of harmful organic matter on your lawn. It should be done annually, or as required, to give your lawn the foundations to flourish year-round.
It’s also important to keep on top of moss and thatch control with regular maintenance, which you can get with our convenient ongoing lawn care packages.
It’s important to keep on top of moss and thatch control. We recommend annual treatments to keep your garden healthy and thriving. With a monthly lawn care package, we will carry out moss and thatch control as part of your ongoing lawn care plan.
Overseeding your lawn should be an annual practice to make sure your grass looks fantastic for years to come. That’s why we can conveniently include overseeding in your monthly ongoing lawn care, to ensure your lawn is overseeded at the perfect time and in the perfect conditions.
We recommend that all lawns have our spring lawn treatment once a year. It works alongside regular lawn care, such as mowing and watering, to improve the overall growth and colour of your lawn.
We recommend that all lawns have the autumn lawn treatment performed once a year. While things slow down in the autumn, maintaining your lawn during this time is critical since it will ensure that your lawn looks better than ever when the warm weather arrives again next year.
We recommend that all lawns have the early summer lawn treatment each year, and for the lushest lawns, we also recommend having an annual late summer treatment.
The herbicides we use have been specially designed to be safe around adults, children and pets. Typically you should wait 1 hour after treatment before using your lawn again and you should keep grazing animals such as rabbits away from the grass for up to 10 days.
Your local expert will be able to provide you with all of the information you need about how best to use your lawn after a weed response treatment.
Yes! Our aqua boost treatment is completely safe for children and pets, so your family can make the most of enjoying your lawn as soon as the treatment is completed. For any safety considerations or aftercare advice, our experts can tell you everything you need to know during your appointment.
Yes! All of our treatments are completely safe for your whole family, including pets. Our experts may recommend leaving a small period of time after your hard service weed control treatment before going back on your hard surfaces, but they will tell you everything you need to know during their visit.
Yes! Our treatments are all perfectly safe for children and pets long-term, and they can go back to enjoying your lawn within an hour of us finishing. For grazing animals we may recommend a short period of time before they can go back on your lawn, and our experts will advise you on everything you need to know.
Unfortunately it’s almost impossible to keep weeds away forever, due their fast growth and seed distribution. However, with a professional treatment and ongoing lawn care, you stand the best possible chance of keeping them away for longer. With an effective weed response treatment, you will also limit the damage weeds can do to your lawn if left unchecked.
Does your lawn have damage from moss, thatch, or weeds? Have you noticed that it looks thin or patchy? Perhaps the soil is compacted, or your lawn simply isn’t growing well? If any of this sounds like your lawn, then a lawn renovation may be the perfect solution for you.
If you are unhappy with your current lawn, and want to make your neighbours green with envy by having a lawn that is healthy, green, and luscious, then our experts can advise on the best way to get you there.
All of our treatments are safe for pets and children, so they can get outside and enjoy the lawn the way they’re supposed to. If there are any recommendations for keeping pets off the lawn for a period of time, then our experts will advise you on everything you need to know.
Our experts will also remove any debris, leaving your space clean and tidy ready to be enjoyed again.
You may think that your lawn is beyond repair, it might not be! That is what we are here for. We can assess the damage and, wherever possible, bring life back to your lawn and make you proud of your outdoor space again.
As a general rule of thumb, lawn diseases tend to thrive on damp debris in shady areas, so one preventative measure that everyone can do is keep garden debris such as fallen leaves, grass clippings and windfall off your lawn as much as possible.
With a lawn care package, your expert will also be able to advise on any other ways you can help to prevent disease from infesting your lawn, alongside putting a preventative programme in place themselves.
Weeds spread incredibly quickly, so the best thing you can do to prevent them is to keep on top of ongoing care and maintenance. This is where our lawn care experts can help.
While our team will do the heavy lifting, in order to maintain your lawn to its highest standard you should mow your lawn on a regular basis and continue to water it, especially during drier months, to ensure it is getting as much oxygen and water as it can. As part of your ongoing lawn care, our experts will give you all the guidance and advice you need.
Yes! All of our treatments are completely safe for children and pets, so your whole family can continue to use your driveway within just an hour of the treatment being carried out.
Our early summer treatment is completely safe for children and pets. If there is any requirement to leave a short period of time before accessing the lawn (which may be the case for grazing animals especially), then our experts will give you all the advice and details you need.
Our hard surface cleaner is completely safe for both children and pets, so your whole family can continue to use your outside areas without worry. We simply recommend you and your loved ones leave our experts to carry out the treatment, and then avoid the area for just 1 hour afterwards.
Yes, all of our treatments are safe for children and pets. We may advise leaving a short period of time before allowing grazing animals access to the garden, but our experts will advise you on everything you need to know.
Our specialised treatments can renovate and repair almost any lawn. Regardless of the state of your lawn, our experts will be able to advise you on the best course of action, and can help put a plan in place to get you your dream lawn.
The first step in your lawn renovation is a thorough inspection by our experts, so they can plan the perfect treatment options for you. The following steps will then typically include moss and thatch control, aeration, reseeding, and topdressing to give your lawn everything it needs to bring it back to life.
You could have any one of these treatments as part of your ongoing lawn care, but when your lawn needs an overhaul your best option is usually to go for a full renovation with our expert team prior to starting your package.
Our aqua boost treatment goes beyond simply watering your grass. Our special wetting agent will deliver remarkable benefits to your lawn by making the most of how your lawn takes in water. This includes helping your soil to absorb more water, making sure your grass is evenly hydrated right down to the roots, and reviving your lawn for the long-term.
It doesn’t take an expert to tell you that disease is something you don’t want infesting your lawn. By letting disease infect and spread, you could quickly end up with a lawn so damaged that it is beyond repair. By having a disease control treatment as soon as you notice an issue, you can rescue your lawn and save a lot of stress further down the line!
With ongoing lawn care, our experts will be able to identify any diseases quickly during their visits, and will efficiently diagnose, treat, and prevent the disease from returning.
Your driveway is often the first outdoor space visitors will see when they come to your home, so you want it to look its best! Our driveway treatment will tidy up, clean and treat your space, keeping it looking beautiful all year round.
Not only will our treatment make your space look better, but it will make your driveway safer for everyone with less trip hazards and slippery surfaces.
The main benefit is that our hard surface cleaner makes your outside space safer and less slippery during the damper months. Being a protective cleaner, it will also help to increase the lifespan of your hard surfaces, so your family can enjoy them for longer.
If that wasn’t enough, our hard surface cleaning treatment will save you from hours of scrubbing, pressure washing, and brushing your surfaces to keep them mould and algae free.
Hollow tine aeration is a crucial process to boost the overall health of your lawn, resulting in a lush, thick, and beautifully green appearance. It achieves this by improving soil drainage, clearing away debris like moss and excess thatch, and allowing better access to essential elements such as oxygen, water, and nutrients for the grass roots. Hollow tine aeration will also make your lawn more resilient to heavy foot traffic, harsh weather conditions and disease, so the whole family can enjoy your lawn for longer.
If you’re dreaming of a resilient, vibrant, and verdant lawn, hollow tine aeration is essential.
Aside from the thought of insect larvae and grubs infesting your lawn being downright unpleasant, these pesky critters can damage your lawn immensely. Our insect control treatment will get rid of your infestation, stopping them from eating your grass roots and killing off your lawn.
An added bonus is that, by getting rid of the chafer grubs or leatherjackets hiding in your soil, you also won’t suffer from digging animals such as badgers or foxes trying to get a tasty meal and wrecking your lawn in the process.
Removing moss and thatch from lawns has many benefits. It helps your grass flourish by letting more sunlight and nutrients reach the soil. It also clears more space for grass to grow, improves air circulation, and prevents diseases. Plus, it makes the lawn look healthier and more resilient to drought and pests.
Intensive moss and thatch removal, along with continued maintenance, is an essential step to getting a lush, green lawn.
Aeration will improve the overall health of your lawn, helping to keep it thick, green, and looking beautiful. It does this by improving the drainage of your lawn, removing debris such as moss and thatch, and allowing more oxygen, water, and nutrients to get to the grass roots.
If you want your lawn to be strong, luscious, and green, then aeration service is a must-have.
There are several benefits to having ongoing moss and thatch control, including improving the drainage of your soil, promoting new grass growth, controlling weeds, reducing the risk of disease, and making your lawn more resilient to wear and tear.
Moss can also create a dreaded ‘spongy’ feeling underfoot. By eliminating moss from your lawn, you can get a firmer, more hardy lawn that the whole family can enjoy.
Overseeding will dramatically improve the appearance of your lawn by getting rid of any bare or thin patches of grass. It will give your lawn an even coverage of thick grass, which not only makes it look beautiful but also makes it more resistant to weeds and disease.
If you want your lawn to be thick, healthy and green, then an overseeding treatment will give it the head-start it needs.
Following a thorough inspection of your lawn, we will determine the best high quality grass seed for your needs. Our experts will use our professional-grade equipment to evenly distribute the grass seeds across your entire lawn, ensuring a full and even coverage.
Our team will fully inform you on the best things you can be doing to keep your lawn at its best in between us visiting. We can advise you on do’s and don’ts to keep it in the best condition possible. This will be relayed to you upon us visiting, but if there are any questions in between then please don’t refrain from getting in touch with your local team.
Our recommended autumn lawn treatment involves moss control, and using our seasonal fertiliser to help repair any summer damage to your lawn. Our low-nitrogen treatment will precondition your lawn ready for winter, slowing growth whilst providing it with the nutrients it needs to strengthen roots and remain hardy to the elements.
Our seasonal early summer lawn treatment works to keep your lawn looking healthy, thick and green during the hotter months by applying non-scorch seasonal fertiliser and weed control.
Controlling leatherjackets and chafer grubs in your lawn has been made easier thanks to an insecticide approved for use on personal outdoor spaces, such as private lawns – but only by professionals, such as your local Greensleeves lawn care expert.
We use this specially formulated product to fully remove and control the infestation, and best of all – it’s completely safe, so your family and pets can enjoy your lawn with total peace of mind.
We will assess your lawn to decide on the most suitable repair methods, but typically a lawn repair will include aeration, moss and thatch control, reseeding, and top-dressing to repair the sections of your lawn that need attention. These methods will repair any areas that look patchy, bare, or damaged, revitalising your lawn and making it as good as new again.
Our seasonal spring treatment will give your lawn the TLC it needs to recover from winter and prepare for summer. The treatment involves effective moss control and applying specially-formulated fertiliser to give your lawn everything it needs for a successful year ahead.
Our recommended winter lawn treatment focuses on critical moss control to make sure your lawn receives as much sunlight as possible, along with ensuring access to all the essential nutrients it needs to survive.
While our late summer treatment gives your lawn the nutrients and TLC it needs, it’s vital that you continue to regularly mow and water your lawn to keep it healthy in between our visits. This is especially important during the hot summer months when just a few days without water could leave your lawn looking worse for wear! We recommend watering your lawn heavily once or twice a week at this time of year, rather than little-and-often, and if you have any questions about caring for your lawn then our experts will happily give you all the advice you need.
During the aeration service, our experts will create tiny holes across your lawn. These holes will be unnoticeable when looking at or using your lawn, but they essentially give your grass more space to breathe and flourish.
Any soil and debris that our team removes will be swept away and taken care of, so your lawn will be ready for you to begin using again as soon as the service is finished.
Hollow tine aeration removes small plugs of soil evenly across your lawn, leaving tiny holes for oxygen, water and nutrients to get to the grass roots. These holes will be virtually unnoticeable when looking at or using your lawn, but you’ll certainly notice the benefits when your beautifully green grass starts to grow.
Our team will sweep up and remove any soil plugs or debris after your hollow tine aeration, so your lawn will be left tidy and ready to use.
We provide an array of treatments in various packages, to make our services as affordable as possible. Whatever care your lawn requires, we can advise you on the most impactful and effective treatment plan to suit your needs and budget. To support the affordability of our services even further, we have a convenient monthly payment structure in place to suit our customers’ needs.
Our late summer treatment focuses on keeping your lawn green, avoiding scorching, and keeping your lawn healthy despite the summer heat. We achieve this by applying nitrogen-rich fertiliser which is packed with all the nutrients your lawn needs, alongside effective weed control.
Hard surface weeds could appear anywhere, but you’ll most likely see them around the edges of your surfaces, or appearing in any existing cracks and between any tiles or slabs. It’s best to keep an extra eye on these areas so the weeds can be removed and controlled before they grow bigger, which is when they could start causing damage.
We recommend that all lawns have a one-off late summer treatment, as it gives your lawn the boost it needs to keep it healthy for the rest of the season. However, in addition to our late summer treatment, we recommend regular lawn maintenance and watering to keep your lawn looking its best.
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