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Greensleeves Harrogate District

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Greensleeves Harrogate District

Simon Barber took over the Harrogate District Greensleeves Franchise in 2010 and has subsequently grown the business into the leading lawn care service provider in the area. The franchise has prospered thanks to Simon’s consistent delivery of quality lawn care to his customers.

Our services offered include five seasonal treatments per year -encompassing fertiliser application, weed control and moss control, as well as the essential annual mechanical operations of scarification and hollow-tining.

Fertilisation

From spring through to autumn, we apply a no-scorch controlled release granular fertiliser. The consistency of the fertiliser varies according to the season.

Weed control

From spring through to autumn, we apply a selective weedkiller using knapsack sprayers.

Moss control

From autumn through to spring we apply a moss treatment using knapsack sprayers.

Scarification

This mechanical process to remove moss and built up thatch in the lawn is carried out in spring and autumn.

Hollow-tine aeration

This mechanical process involves the removal of cores from a lawn, which relieves compaction and creates a healthier soil eco-system.

Additional services

  • Spiking and hydration
  • Fungal disease treatment
  • Chafer and leatherjacket treatment
  • Hard surface weed control

Contact Simon for a free, no-obligation quotation for your lawn care today!

Q&A with Simon Barber from Greensleeves Harrogate

How long have you been with Greensleeves?

Since 2010.

Tell us a little bit about what you do…

I’m the managing director.

Who else is on your team?

My partner Cristina.

Which areas do you cover?

Killinghall, Bishop Monkton, Burn Bridge, Bunt Yates, Pannal, Burton Leonard, North Rigton, Kirkby Overblow, Follifoot, Brakenthwaite, Summerbridge , Bedlam, Pateley Bridge , Darley, Hartwith, Birstwith, Hampsthwaite, Clint, Beckwithshaw, Kettlesing, Nidd, Brearton, Queen Ethelburgas, Spofforth, Markington, Areas close to Harrogate central inc: Jennyfields Estate.

What’s the most unusual obstacle you’ve had to overcome, i.e. steepest/biggest/roughest lawn?

Our biggest lawn is 8,000m² and takes two days to treat in spring and autumn.

Are you a dog or a cat person? (Or anything else!)

Dog person.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Starting a new lawn that hasn’t had any treatments and then seeing it change over the year.

Why did you choose to specialise in lawns?

Fresh air and exercise!

Which is your favourite season to work in?

Spring.

What do you like to listen to in your van?

BBC Radio 6.

What’s your favourite post-work snack or lunch item?

Fruit.

Are you a tea or coffee person? Or something else entirely?

Water.

What are your social media channels?

Facebook.

If people would like to speak to you, what are the best ways to get in touch?

Via phone or email.

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