Lawn Analysis Reports

Every lawn we undertake gets a full, free 10 point analysis report as follows:

  1. How old is the lawn - This gives us a gauge as to the levels of thatch and compaction.
  2. Previous Fertilisation - Has the lawn been feed in the past.
  3. Grasses - There are many different species such as ryegrass, fescue, bent and meadow grass. The makeup of your existing lawn help sus to understand which species thrive in your particular conditions and why.
  4. Weeds - In order to treat appropriately we will need to identify the common weeds which as present and their level of infestation. These can include daisy, speedwell, clover, plantain, dandelion, hawksbeard, buttercup, crowfoot, yarrow, chickweed, knotgrass, dock, sorrel, ragwort, ground ivy, thistle, horsetail and moss.
  5. Thatch - Lawn have a natural layer of organic material such as grass cuttings and old leaves. Depending on the level of surface or deep thatch we will recommend different scarification options. Too much thatch stifles the grass, encourages moss and prevents nutrients and air from penetrating the surface to the roots. We may recommend a light or deep scarification to remedy this.
  6. Soil Type - It's important for us to know what type of soil your lawn is laid on. Soil types for us to identify include loamy soil, chalky soil, clay soil, silty soil, peaty soil and sandy soil.
  7. Soil Acidity Test - The acidity or pH of a soil indicates whether it is acidic or alkaline. Most lawns prefer a neutral pH level so if we find your soil to be too acidic or alkaline then we will attempt to correct the balance.
  8. Soil Compaction - If the soil is too compact then the root of the grass will struggle to get to a good depth. This can cause brown patches in dry periods and a less stable lawn generally. We may recommend a hollow tine aeration to remedy this.
  9. Disease and Pests - Diseases such as red thread, fusarium, leaf spot, dollar spot, anthracnose and rust may be present on your lawn and will need to be treated. Insects and other unwanted guests may also be present such as ants, bees, chafer grubs, crane fly, leatherjackets, moles, worms & worm casts. Each will need to be identified and treated accordingly.
  10. Environmental Factors - Here we consider things like the location of buildings, the amount of shade, tree and shrub positions and potential pollutants.