Bedford Lawn Care Services
All Green Lawn Treatments is a local lawn care services company based 12 miles from Bedford. We have many years of experience working in and around Bedford and Bedfordshire, which helps us to understand what our customers need. All Green is familiar with the types of problems that lawns in Bedford suffer from, and we also know what to do to fix them. Our company brings lawns in Bedford back to life through services such as aeration and lawn scarification, and treatments for common lawn diseases and pests. Contact us to request a free Bedford lawn analysis.
Bedford Lawn Aeration
Typically the soil in Bedford gardens is heavy with clay – one of the reasons the area was so prominent in the brick-making business. While all lawns get compacted through heavy use or as time passes, a heavier clay soil may be particularly prone to these sorts of problems. Compaction is relieved by aerating the lawn, which is achieved by piercing the lawn all over with holes. This allows air and nutrients to reach the grass roots more easily. Where a lawn sits on heavier soil straightforward aeration may not be enough, as this just pushes holes into the lawn and just moves the compaction elsewhere. Hollow-tine aeration on the other hand removes plugs from the lawn which are then disposed of. This is much more effective if your soil is heavy, and this is the process that All Green uses on Bedford lawns. We also use heavy-duty petrol-driven aerators which are much more capable of handling clayey soil than lightweight domestic machines.
Bedford Borough has also seen an increase in new-build houses that often come with freshly laid lawns. Although these won’t have had time for soil to have become compacted they also benefit from lawn aeration as the improved flow of nutrients to the grass roots helps them to develop more strongly.
Year Round Bedford Lawn Treatment Programme
All Green’s year round lawn treatment programme provides you with a long term plan to keep your Bedford lawn looking its best whatever the season. We don’t ask you to sign a contract but will provide you with a suggestion for regular treatments. Our local base allows us to provide this care to you consistently through the year. We start this programme, like all our services, with a free lawn analysis which will detail how your lawn can benefit.
In spring All Green apply fertilisers to boost the nutrients that your lawn has lost over the winter. The weed killers we use at this time target broad leafed weeds like buttercups. These selective herbicides kill weeds without damaging the grass. Summer treatments have 2 distinct phases. In early summer low-scorch fertilisers release a controlled amount of nutrients, then a further late summer treatment takes your lawn through to the autumn. Early summer weed killers target weeds such as celandine which are hard to kill, while in late summer we use weed killer to target more recently germinated weeds. As we get into autumn we spot treat any weeds that remain, and also apply a fertiliser with the nutrients needed as the colder weather approaches. In winter All Green use lawn care treatments that strengthen the grass’s roots and control moss.
Lawn Scarification in Bedford
Sometimes lawns in Bedford may develop a layer of thick thatch. Thatch is a layer of organic matter such as dead and living grass, as well as leaves, that forms between the soil and the base of your lawn. To remove this All Green use a process called scarification which is essentially ‘mechanical raking’. We use a petrol-driven, professional-grade scarifier which removes thatch more efficiently than manual methods. In addition many gardens in Bedford, especially at older properties, have trees around them. These provide added privacy but can also shade the lawn, encouraging the growth of moss. Our lawn scarification service will also remove this moss.
Pests and Diseases in Bedford Lawns
If your Bedford lawn has thin or brown patches the grass may be diseased or pests may have taken up residence. All Green can treat a variety of lawn diseases such as the fungal disease red thread which causes red needle-like growths on grass leaves. If you notice a rust-coloured deposit on shoes after walking on your lawn, it’s possible that a rust disease is the issue. Again we can treat this easily.
If you see maggot-like creatures in the grass on your lawn, particularly if accompanied by yellowish patches, your lawn may be suffering from a pest infestation. Chafer grubs and leatherjackets are the most common that we see of these, with the latter being a particular problem in the clay soils found around Bedford. All Green treats these with biological nematodes that target the pests but are otherwise harmless.
All Green can also deal with wasps’ nests that may be on your property. If you notice a steady stream of wasps flying to and from a particular area of your garden, there may be a nest. Call us and let us destroy it for you. It’s much safer than trying to do it yourself. We use professional-strength insecticides which kill the wasps quickly.
All Green Lawn Treatments: caring for your Bedford lawn
All Green’s founder has lived and worked in the region for over 25 years. The company is based in Olney, making Bedford, Kempston and the rest of Bedfordshire easily accessible. Chris’s experience in the area gives him a great understanding of the typical issues that arise in Bedford lawns.
Being a local firm makes it easy for us to work flexibly to suit you. This is particularly advantageous when delivering our popular, no-contract required, Year Round Lawn Treatment Programme.
Contact us now to find out about any of the services or treatments we supply.