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Our lawn treatments start with the first application of one of our Stabilized Nitrogen fertilisers which contains; nitrogen to increase leaf and stem growth, phosphorous to promote root and shoot development, potassium to aid the general health of the turf, magnesium and essential trace elements. We will spray our first application of selective herbicide which will prevent early establishment of weeds and check and treat your lawn for signs of pests or disease.
Early Summer (May-June)
A second application of our Stabilized Nitrogen fertilisers which will help the lawn maintain its colour and improve the sward. Furthermore if required we apply a second lawn treatment application of selective herbicide, targeting any remaining broad-leafed weeds and check and treat your lawn for any signs of disease or pests.
Mid Summer (July-August)
Another application of Stabilized Nitrogen fertilisers containing; nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and trace elements to maintain good colour and a dense sward. Again we will check for weeds, pests, disease and treat accordingly.
This treatment is very low in nitrogen and contains phosphorous to strengthen roots and potassium to maintain good colour through the Autumn period months. We can also combine this treatment with Iron to control moss. We will also check for any signs damage by Leatherjackets and if required spray an insecticide to eradicate the problem.
Winter (December – January)
During the winter we apply a liquid fertiliser treatment, the purpose of this treatment is harden the turf to make it more disease resistant, it also keeps the turf green during the winter months and is an effective way of controlling moss.
Additional Lawn Treatments
To obtain the optimum results from your Stripes Lawn Care treatment programme there are two further treatments we need to carry out.
Scarification (September or April)
Your lawn will have built up a layer of fibrous material on the top of the soil surface and at the base of the grass, this is known as Thatch. Thatch is made up of cuttings, dead leaves, stems and stolons of both grasses and weeds. By mechanically removing this layer with a motorised scarifier ensures your lawn will maintain its ability to absorb oxygen, moisture and essential nutrients that are required to maintain a healthy green lawn.
Solid Tine Aeration November / February
The benefits of lawn aeration are many and it is recommended that the process be repeated more than once a year, particularly in areas where there are heavy concentrations of clay soil. As part of our treatment programme Stripes Lawn Care carry out solid tine aeration during November and February. Customers have the choice of either having their lawn aerated in autumn or winter, or both.
Solid Tine Aeration has the following benefits
Relieve surface compaction
Encourage new root growth
Increase rooting depth
Improve nutrient and moisture uptake
Reduce the build up of thatch below the surface
Replace stale Carbon Dioxide with fresh Oxygen rich air into the soil
Lawns are left with minimal disruption and mess
No unsightly cores left on lawn
Following Aeration in November the benefits will become noticeable and with a repeat of the process in February your lawn will be entering the spring period in excellent condition.
Stabilized Nitrogen fertilisers
Stripes Lawn Care use Stabilized Nitrogen fertilizer products offer a novel approach to nitrogen fertility problems in turf grass.
Stabilized Nitrogen products are uniquely formulated to minimize losses and also to provide uniform feeding of turf, resulting in an extended, deep green colour
Stabilized Nitrogen fertilisers are not coated products nor do they use a complex chain process to reduce nitrogen losses. Stabilized Nitrogen is uniquely formulated with a urease inhibitor to stop volatilization losses and a nitrification inhibitor to stop leaching and denitrification losses. Stabilized Nitrogen works with nature to keep nitrogen in a plant-available form for a longer period of time providing uniform feeding of turf, resulting in an extended, deep-green colour.
Stabilized Nitrogen works naturally
Stabilized Nitrogen provides results similar to a slow – or controlled-release nitrogen fertiliser. It also ensures availability to the plant when it needs it, because its release is not dependent on temperature or microbial breakdown. Stabilized Nitrogen has many advantages:
Extended deep green colour
Healthy, high-quality turf
Fewer applications per year
Lower clipping yield
More environmentally friendly
Reduced thatch levels
Increased root mass
Increased disease resistance
Stripes Lawn Care – Stabilized Nitrogen fertilisers are environmentally friendly.
Water and air qualities are at the forefront of public opinion and with this increased scrutiny, fertiliser applications must be geared towards minimizing their effects on the environment. Stabilized Nitrogen products protect against nitrogen loss from volatility, leaching and denitrification, therefore releasing less greenhouse gas emissions than unstable nitrogen products.