The survey is free of charge and it allows us to establish each lawns individual characteristics. From the results of the survey we prescribe the very best course of action for your lawn.
When we carry out the Lawn survey report we look at many different elements of your turf, including:
Soil type: An absolutely essential starting point for professional turf management. This is a main factor in choosing the correct balance of the different nutrients that are required. In our area there are many different soil types, from the sandy soils of Formby and Boughton Heath to the heavy clay of Bromborough and Marford Hill and they all have very different nutrient requirements.
Turf density: The density of the turf is simply the number of blades of grass per given area. This measurement dictates to us the amount of nitrogen we need to apply, nitrogen is the key nutrient for growth and side shoot production. For example a very sparse lawn will need high levels to facilitate a quick thickening of the turf and conversely a lawn which already has a high turf density would not benefit at all from this kind of feed, it would cause it to create an excessive build up of thatch.
Root system: The roots are perhaps the most important part of the grass plant and so often neglected. We remove a core sample of soil so that we can closely examine the root system. A weak root system can be the symptom of a number of problems including a lack of available phosphorus in the soil, a shortage of trace elements and growth hormones which we remedy by applying a seaweed concentrate or a compacted soil which we can easily cure by hollow tine core aerating.
Grass Types: The actual species of turf grasses your lawn is made up of is of great importance in designing your lawn care program. For example, the fine ‘fescue’ and ‘bent’ grasses golf greens and ornamental lawns are made up of, thrive in a slightly acidic soil and must be cut very closely and regularly. Then on the other hand we have the courser leaved utility grasses that make up most family lawns that thrive in a slightly alkaline soil and benefit from being maintained at a longer cutting height.