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Karl Temata
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Hello and welcome to Greensleeves Reading. We provide a no-contract lawn treatment plan, designed around the specific needs of your lawn and its changing seasonal requirements.

A yearly plan of five treatments utilises premium-grade professional products, only available to our fully certified staff. This ensures that you have the lush, green and healthy lawn you desire without the time, expense and hassle of buying products – which are often difficult to apply without damaging your lawn.

In addition to the seasonal treatment plan we can also provide more specialised lawn care services and advise the best time to schedule the following:

  • Aeration
  • Scarification
  • Insect and disease control
  • Complete lawn renovations or bare patch overseeding
  • Spiking and application of wetting agents for drought-prone lawns
  • Lawn care and mowing advice

Rest assured your lawn is in capable hands. Your leading local lawn care expert Karl Temata originates from a pastoral farming background in New Zealand, where grass growth is always a priority!

Since then, he has worked in a white wine vineyard in the south of France and undertaken a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in horticulture, to increase his relevant scientific knowledge.

Karl brings the same ‘winning’ attitude he used playing 15 years of professional Rugby League in New Zealand, Australia, England and France – to your lawn. You could even say he now aims to make your lawn the same quality as the stadium pitches he played on!

If you think your lawn is beyond repair (weed, moss-infested, bare, dry or barren) or if you would just like some specialist lawn care advice, contact Karl for a no-obligation free quote for a lawn you and your family can enjoy all year round.

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Q&A with Karl Temata from Greensleeves Maidenhead and Reading

How long have you been with Greensleeves?

Seven years.

Tell us a little bit about what you do…

We give you a lawn you will love and keep it that way.

Who else is on your team?

Office manager Michael and lawn operatives Paul, Folau and Siaosi. – plus junior lawn operative Jake.

Do you offer any additional services?

No, we are very specialised and only focus on lawn care.

Which areas do you cover?

Reading, Twyford, Wargrave, Wokingham, Earley, Finchampstead, Woodley, Sonning, Caversham, Waltham St Lawrence, Woosehill, Charvil, Binfield.

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

Usually, it’s access problems or hills. Sometimes we have to carry our machines, but we are big and strong so it’s not a problem.

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

Dog, but I don’t have one as I have young children so there’s not enough time to care for a pet yet.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Having a nice outdoor & indoor work environment and meeting and helping the many pleasant people we come across through lawn care.

Why did you choose to specialise in lawns?

I have a farming background and I used to speak with various groundsmen through my sporting career. It was an easy step to make as my ‘parents in lawn’ were in the business already, in North West Lancashire.

Which is your favourite season to work in?

All the seasons have their own beauty, as well as good and bad points.

What do you like to listen to in your van?

All kinds of music but I often like peace and quiet.

Which is your favourite service station?

I go where the fuel card tells me to!

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

Something healthy.

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

Tea from a teapot, brewed properly.

What are your social media channels?

Facebook for Greensleeves.

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

Email or call.

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