Are organic lawn products safer for children and pets?
You don’t need to worry about allergies and poisoning, although like all fertilisers, pets should not eat it.
Are organic treatments better for the environment?
Yes, our treatment fertilisers are made from natural products that can break down through natural processes without leaving harmful by-products that can have a detrimental affect on the environment and your health. As such, you don’t have to worry about polluting your water sources or soil.
Are organic treatments better for the soil?
Yes, they don’t kill microbes, soil organisms or microflora. Most conventional lawn care inputs can kill fungi, earthworms and other bacteria that is beneficial to the grass and other landscape plants.
What is the best way to mow a lawn?
The best advice is ‘little and often’. Cutting too severely can be harmful to the lawn and causes damage. Weekly cuts in spring and autumn are advisable but during the summer, twice a week is best if the grass is growing vigorously.
Would I have to sign up for a sequence of lawn treatments?
Definitely not! We advise you on how to improve your lawn but it is entirely up to you what happens next.
How do you accept payment?
Cash, cheque or bank transfer, whichever is easiest for you.
Organic care will improve the health of your soil so that it can retain moisture while aerating and improving soil texture. While chemicals may destroy the important microbes and organisms in the soil, organic care won’t harm earthworms, fungi and bacteria but instead increase the beneficial organisms and feed the roots of the grass.
This promotes a stronger soil eco-system and maintains improved soil health overall.
Why does healthy soil lead to a healthy lawn?
With improved soil health, your lawn becomes healthier. This occurs because the soil acts as a foundation for every other plant growing in the your lawn. Plants absorb nutrients and water from the soil which they need to grow efficient.
For instance, healthier soil ensures that roots obtain the right amount of nutrients. This way, microbes can act like semi-permanent fertiliser and smart root extensions, seeking out all the necessary nutrients and so improve plant health. Plus, it ensures that your grass is stronger and more resistant to pests and diseases
What type of soil do we have in Kent and East Sussex and how does it affect our lawns?
Across our area we enjoy a range of soils due to the varied geology underpinning our lawns from the chalk of the North and South Downs to the sandstone of Tunbridge Wells via Wealden Clay and the Sevenoaks Greensand Ridge.
Sandy soils dry out quickly and use nutrients by leaching. This increases acidity necessitating a treatment of our Bio-Lime to raise pH resulting in a stronger, greener lawn.
Clay soils are less prone to be acidic as they hold reasonable quantities of calcium, but germination of seeds may be delayed in Spring as they are slow to warm up.
In a poor clay soil, compaction, poor drainage and moss are common. Once the soil is improved with our organic based fertilisers, you will see your lawn flourish.
Chalky soils are very alkaline and nutrients tend to drain away. They respond positively to the organic matter and healty bacteria foundin our fertilisers.