Northampton Lawn Care Services
All Green Lawn Treatments provide local lawn care services across Northampton. Based just 20 minutes away from Northampton in the town of Olney, we really understand what our local customers need. We’ve built up years of experience working on Northampton lawns and we know what typical problems they face. Whether your lawn is suffering from disease or lawn pests we can help. All Green also offers lawn scarification and aeration to get your grass looking its best. Contact us for details of your free Northampton lawn analysis.
Northampton Lawn Aeration
In Northampton the soil can have quite a high clay content. These heavier soils have a tendency to compaction which can affect the health of the lawn above. Soil compaction can be quickened if your lawn has heavy usage, for example if football is played on it, although all soil will compact over time. When compaction takes place the grains of soil are pressed together impeding the flow of air, water and nutrients to the roots of your grass. To relieve this compaction All Green carries out lawn aeration. This is the process of creating small holes all over the lawn. Simple aeration however may not help heavier soils as the soil is just pushed away from the holes, creating compaction elsewhere. We use hollow-tine aeration which actually removes plugs of soil from the ground, and is more effective. We also use a professional petrol-driven aerator which is much more suitable for clay soils as it is a heavy duty machine.
If you live in one of Northampton’s many new build properties your lawn will be freshly laid. These lawns also benefit from aeration, even when there is no soil compaction. As the process improves the flow of nutrients to the roots of your grass, it develop more strongly.
Year Round Lawn Treatment Programme in Northampton
All Green offers a year round lawn treatment programme that gives your Northampton lawn the care it needs from spring to winter. These no-contract plans allow you to pay as you go, whilst or local base enable us to reach you easily throughout the year. Like all our lawn care services, we start with a free lawn analysis to identify how our services can help your lawn
At the start of the year our spring fertiliser treatment will boost nutrients in your lawn that may have been lost over the winter. At this time we also use weed killers that target broad-leafed weeds like clover. All Green applies both early and late summer treatments. The earlier low-scorch fertilisers give your lawn a controlled amount of nutrients over time and the late summer fertilisers support the grass into the autumn. Early summer weed killers focus on the harder to eliminate weeds like slender speedwell, the late summer versions target weeds that have germinated recently. Autumn fertilisers prepare the lawn for winter, and weed killers are used at this time to spot treat remaining weeds. Once winter comes, All Green’s fertiliser treatments concentrate on strengthening the roots of the grass in your lawn. We also apply moss control treatments at this time.
Northampton Lawn Scarification
If a layer of lawn thatch forms on your Northampton lawn, this should be removed with lawn scarification. Lawn thatch is a layer of matted grass roots, leaves etc, that forms between the soil and the bottom of your lawn’s grass stems. All Green carry out lawn scarification using a professional, petrol-driven machine that basically ‘mechanically rakes’ the thatch out of your lawn. If you are lucky enough to live in one of the many Northampton properties that has trees around it, scarification will also remove the moss that can form if these trees put your lawn into shade.
Treating Lawn Diseases and Pests in Northampton
We are experienced in treating many of the pests and diseases that are commonly found in Northampton’s lawns. Red thread and rust are both fungal diseases that will leave your lawn with brown or thin patches. In addition rust diseases can be identified by the rust-coloured deposit they leave on shoes, while red thread is characterised by a reddish growth on leaves that resembles needles.
Lawn pests such as leatherjackets and chafer grubs will also damage your lawn, particularly when birds or other creatures dig at the grass to reach them. Leatherjackets may be particularly problematic in clay soils like those in Northampton. Both these pest can be treated by All Green. We use biological nematodes which, while targeting the pests, are not harmful to other animals or to children.
We are also fully trained to destroy wasps nests, if you are unfortunate enough to discover one on your property. Wasps often build their nests in loft spaces, under the gables of roofs or in wall cavities. Wherever your wasps nest is, All Green can come and professionally deal with it. Getting a professional is much safer than trying to tackle the problem yourself.
All Green: local lawn care in Northampton
Located in Olney, All Green Lawn Treatments is only a short drive from Northampton town centre.
We are also within easy reach of the rest of Northamptonshire. Our owner has lived and worked locally for over 25 years, giving him great local knowledge and experience. This all helps him to understand what problems you may get with your Northampton lawn.
Our local base makes it easy and convenient for us to deliver our Year Round Lawn Treatment Programme, one of our most popular services. Find out more about any of our services by contacting us today.
Northampton Lawn Care Projects
The customer had a newly laid lawn and was keen to get a lawn treatment programme in place in order to make the most of it.
How All Green Helped
In order to help the lawn to become established with a strong root system and also to limit the spread of weeds, we recommended our annual lawn treatment plan. We carried out herbicide and fertiliser treatments in spring, early summer, late summer, autumn and winter so that the lawn could develop throughout the seasons. It was important that we used treatments of an appropriate strength as new lawns can be more fragile than established lawns.
As a result the lawn has avoided many of the problems associated with new lawns such as thin patches and weeds.
The customer was unhappy with the appearance of their lawn as it was full of clover. There were also a number of other weeds present, as well as bald patches.
How All Green Helped
All Green recommended an all year round treatment plan that combined the use of fertilisers and selective herbicides (weed killers). Fertilisers are often recommended where clover is a problem as it can indicate a lack of nitrogen in the soil. Selective herbicides targeted not only the clover but also buttercups (often a problem in clay soils) and dandelions.
This combination of carefully chosen, bespoke treatments has given the customer a lush, green lawn.
The lawn was full of moss and a thick thatch had formed. The thatch prevented valuable nutrients and water reaching the grass’s roots. The moss was unsightly, and also a possible sign that the soil was compacted.
How All Green Helped
This lawn suffered from a problem common in Northampton, that is that the heavy clay soil meant the lawn had a tendency to compact more quickly and so we carried out aeration to alleviate this problem. All Green also performed lawn scarification to remove the thatch and moss from the grass. Following this, we over seeded the lawn to restore the grass to its former thickness.
Finally the customer decided to take advantage of our popular annual lawn treatment plan. This helps to maintain the health of the lawn.