Do you want to get the best from your lawn but unsure about the use of traditional methods? So are we.


Over recent years we have become more at one with ensuring the balance of traditional methods with integrating natural soil biology.  You can reduce the use of chemicals whilst still achieiving great results and improving the natures natural soil food web.


A great looking lawn begins with the soil. We understand the importance of good diet and exercise for our family health, lets not forget the lawn!


Our soil nutrition treatments include:


Soil Improver - Ideal for improving all soil types, our Soil Improver makes all the difference, allowing for better uptake and immediate gets to work in your soil.

Improving soil conditions will assist drainage which in turn will encourage deeper rooting grass plants and promote even healthier grass.

And

Biology Booster - Like a healthy diet, improving your soils biological conditions will reduce the need for regular mechanical treatments and improve grass plants health.

Our Biology Booster stimulates and improves the soil biology in your lawn, micro-organisms are natural plant hormones, which encourages root growth, strengthens plant tissue and helps with disease recovery.

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Do you live in an area with light sandy soil?

We recommend that customers in high risk areas treat their lawns in April/May to prevent the build up of this pest and so reduce the risk of having to re seed the lawn at some point in the future.

It is advisable when first applied to treat the lawn for at least two seasons (spring and autumn) to reduce the population. After that it might be possible to treat as required. However, if you live in a high risk area you will be exposed to annual infection and so it may be best to treat every year as a precauti

What the professional says:

Use Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer to deal with infestation in lawns.

Apply to moist lawns and the soil temperature is above 12ºC. Immediately after application, water the grass well, this is vital to ensure the nematodes are washed down through the sward to reach the roots to where the chafer grubs are.

Make sure the lawn does not dry out after applying nematodes. Keep the lawn well watered for at least two weeks.

Reasons to choose Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer?

  • Chemical Free
  • Children and pets can be allowed on the area immediately after treatment
  • Safe to use on all types of turf
  • Use to deal with an Chafer Grub infestation
  • Use April/May and August, September and October

Coverage Small 100m2 (1/4 tennis court) / Large 500m2 (1 tennis court)

Buy Nemasys® Chafer Grub from our shop  (select product and lawn size required)

For more information see our website

As we head towards the new year, we have summarised the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) predictions for garden design trends for 2019.

Below is our 1,2 3 summary.

1.    DESIGN TRENDS

CLIMATE CHANGE GARDENING
Gardening for a changing climate is set to be a key trend for 2019.

HOUSE PLANTS AND HANGING PLANTS
Sculptural and architectural plants will dominate in 2019, continuing rise in popularity of houseplants.  Not traditional hanging baskets, but plants with foliage, colour and texture which can be used as accessories as an addition to pots and planters.

INTERIOR MEETS EXTERIOR
The colourful approach to interiors will be creeping into the garden in 2019.  Its predicted the arrival of bold print, clashing colours and the inclusion of large leaved plants in our gardens. He thinks we should be “taking kitsch in to the garden” by introducing bedding plants in bright coloured planters or letting Pompon Dahlias take centre stage. 

TEENAGE HANG-OUTS
The growing demand for teenage hang-outs in gardens will gain momentum with secluded garden buildings or separate seating areas featuring outdoor fire pits or fireplaces. 

WILD AND LOOSE
Nature is coming to the fore and we will see on-going support for wildlife corridors in the wider landscape, especially around the survival of our native hedgehog and bees.

 2. COLOUR

VIBRANT HOT COLOUR
According to the Society of Garden Designers sizzling jewel colours are predicted to make a return to our gardens in 2019. 
Predictions include: vibrant, hot colours combined with sultry purples and blues, a shift towards orange and even yellow.  For a garden that suggests luxury combine red and purple alongside greys and blue-greys in plant foliage

3. LANDSCAPE MATERIALS

CRAZY PAVING
Its back! Crazy paving, charred timbers and gabion walls are all expected to dominate in 2019.  Crazy paving and stepping stones using large irregular slabs - the bigger the better – are making a come-back.” 

LOG WALLS AND MULTIPLE METALS
log walls, benefit as a feature wall, a boundary or a screen while providing a necessary habitat for insects and a wide range of wildlife”

GABION WALLS
Gabion-style walls and structures will be popular in garden design. 

EXTERNAL MDF
Prepare to see more charred timber cladding in gardens this year.  Trend foresees more designers using external MDF in garden designs as it offer numerous options in terms of colour and unusual shapes.... and durability too.

4. PLANTING

WILD AND PERENNIAL MEADOWS
Lots of designers have been experimenting with wildflower and perennial meadows in 2018 and this trend is set to continue into the New Year.  The good news is you don’t need a large plot to incorporate them into your garden

For help bringing your garden bang up to date in 2019, contact Nottingham based Society of Garden Designers they provide access to garden designer’s right across the UK, offering a complete garden design service including planting plans, hard landscape design, construction drawings and specialist design elements. The comprehensive Find A Designer search facility on the SGD website allows you to search by name, postcode, county or country. www.sgd.org.uk

 

West Bridgford Colts ‘Reds and Blacks" U14 Girls have received a new kit, thanks to sponsorship by Greener Gardens, the West Bridgford based Independent Lawn Care specialists.

 

 Greener Gardens West Bridgford Colts


The U14 Girls team consists of 35 players, whilst playing in two teams, the format of this inclusive team over the last 5 years is to train as one group and share social activities during the year. Both teams are enjoying a good start to the first season playing 11 a side.


Gary Marshall, Head of Girls development at West Bridgford Colts, added, “we are extremely grateful to Greener Gardens and all sponsors for their sponsorship. It’s through partnerships like this that we’re able to continue providing the infrastructure that is essential in keeping our club running smoothly. We’re one of the biggest clubs in the country with over 95 teams and over 1,400 kids training and playing weekly in matches all over the region. The girls make up the fastest growing section of the club and it’s great. WB Colts is not just about football development but also personal development, team building and confidence”


The owner of Greener Gardens, John Draper, said: “We have followed the development of the squad over recent years and proud to support the “Reds and Blacks”

“As a long standing and established local business, we were more than happy to help, supporting a local side and be a small part of giving something back to WB Colts, which offers such a fantastic outlet to the local girls and football”

 

THE BASICS

  • Repair your lawn in spring or autumn;
  • Reseed bare patches;
  • If the whole lawn is patchy, it may be advisable to totally re-seed the lawn.

Patches in lawns can appear for a number of reasons, and when they do, it is always advisable to repair your lawn.

Although it may seem sensible to just turf the area, however, the problem may reoccur. So over seeding is often the best method, which is generally the best long-term solution.

Professional groundsman use this technique to restore worn areas on sports pitches, turning them back into lush green carpet in just a few weeks.

Reseeding or turfing bare patches will prevent weeds germinating in the patches, and of course, it looks much better.

WHERE

If your lawn is thin and patchy and has brown spots, perhaps from physical damage, wear and tear, or drought damage should be repaired.

WHEN

Ideally in spring or autumn, when the weather is damp and cool, as the lawn is most likely to recover well in these conditions.

HOW… THE STARTING POINT

Thorough ground preparation is vital for a successful lawn and lawn repair project.

  • Mow the lawn to a short height and rake to remove debris and thatch;
  • Use an aerator or garden fork to open up the soil in your lawn, relieving compaction;
  • Use a scarifier to remove thatch and damaged areas to prepare the ground for the seed;
  • Loosen the top soil down to 6-15 mm (up to ½ inch).

 SOWING THE SEED

  1. Sow the seed in accordance with the instructions on the packet, either by hand or drop spreader.
  2. Lightly rake over.
  3. Roll lightly or walk over to press the seed into the soil.

WATERING

  1. Water in thoroughly, avoiding washing away any soil or seed.
  2. Keep well watered until the grass is established and growing strongly. Once established, lightly trim the grass and then follow through with mowing every couple of weeks, reducing the cutting height as appropriate.

REMOVING A PATCH

Cut out the damaged area of turf in a square, using a half moon edging iron to cut the square and a spade to lift it. Lightly fork over the soil in the base of the removed square. Sprinkle some crumbly top soil or compost over the base of the removed square. The seed and water as before.

Remember ...

  • Don’t panic if grass doesn’t appear in 2-3 days.
  • Keep the area well watered until the grass is established and growing strongly.
  • Water every few days if the weather is dry.
  • Germination will typically take 2-3 weeks, depending on temperature and species of grass.
  • Try not to use the lawn until the grass is well established.

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Why we recommend Green Velvet?

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The team at Greener Gardens offer lawn care and other garden maintenance services. We provide a Free lawn care consultation backed up by a professional service, from our own fully trained staff. We are proud to be a local business.

Office

  • 32 Mowbray Gardens,
    West Bridgford,
    Nottingham.
    NG2 6JN

Where we work...

We operate both North and South of the River Trent, many of our customers are located in: West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Bingham, Cotgrave, Tollerton, Keyworth, Ruddington and North of the River: Beeston, Chilwell, Wollaton, Bramcote, Nottingham, Mapperley and Arnold.

Call: 0115 837 8439 or email for a FREE quotation.