Natural Lawn Care

The Sustainable Way

There is little doubt that there is growing awareness of our individual environmental footprints. How Kingsbury Lawn Care operates day to day, and the products we buy and use for our lawns is no different.

As a 21st century business looking to enhance our outdoor spaces, we care about the difference we make.

What We Are Doing

As a 21st century business, we are almost paperless in our operations. With the nature of our service, we utilise vans to travel between properties to deliver our lawn treatments. We reduce road mileage as much as possible by:

- Not covering more area than we can manage. We are not tempted to leave our West Midlands service area

- Using efficient routing of calls. We use sophisticated software to plan our routes, treating lawns nearby to each other on the same day

- Minimising trips required to our yard. Technicians often go to their first call from their homes, and typically carry enough stock to treat lawns for a number of days.

- Using the best transport for the job. We use out most fuel efficient, cleanest van for the highest mileage trips. We also keep the viability of new electric and hydrogen powered vans, along with their net environmental impact under review-

We also:

- Do not print invoices and other paper documents. We email both condition reports and invoices to customers

- Avoid sending our waste from the yard (e.g., fertiliser bags) to landfill. Our general waste is sorted and recycled by the local authority.

Big Lawn Care Treatments

Weed Control ‚Äč

We are a responsible user of herbicide. Any professional user of herbicide is required by law to be NPTC PA1 + PA6 qualified to purchase, store and apply certain products. As one of the few accredited BASIS Lawn Assured companies, we happily go further than the legal minimum, undergoing regular inspections. Your lawn is in safe hands.

We only blanket spray lawns for weeds where our experienced operators deem this suitable, and only ever within label application rates. We spot treat for weeds where possible to reduce the amount of herbicide used. These selective herbicides are very safe products once mixed in water, and are completely safe, when dry, for non-grazing pets and children. We advise keeping off lawns for 2 hours following our treatments as an extra precaution.

Slow-Release Fertiliser Application

We only use slow-release fertiliser. We do not apply excessive nitrogen which forces your lawn to grow in an unsustainable manner and may harm the soil in the long term.

Some of our competitors apply a far higher level of nitrogen to lawns per year and it is simply not required.

Through our use of professional, slow-release products, we are being far more environmentally friendly than regular and often improper use of DIY fertiliser products.

As with everything we apply, we allow a suitable buffer zone near open water. We do not apply or recommend anything that your lawn does not need.

Water Conservation

Many of our customers are wary with the use of mains water on lawns. It's always a detailed topic of conversation with a range of environmental standpoints. It's important we put water use in context with watering other plants and washing cars.

We encourage the application of our Water Conserver Treatment twice each year on lawns where the soil is very light, for south facing gardens, or where watering is challenging. This granular product works to keep the surface tension of the soil low, accepting up to 20% more rainfall and irrigation during the most stressful months for your lawn. This product works to make water more efficient for your lawn, meaning that less water is needed overall to get the best results.

It is worth remembering that there is nothing which will stop a lawn from going brown apart from water in a hot dry spell. Our Water Conserver and Lawn Care Treatment Programme works to keep your lawn green for as long as possible in times of drought stress, and works to allow for a quicker, stronger recovery as soon as rain returns or water is applied.

We provide our customers with monthly advice emails and tailored condition reports following our visits and can advise on mowing frequency and height of cut for the best drought tolerance. In many cases, working in partnership with us means that less, not more water gets applied to lawns. 

What about Lawn Disease?

Red Thread is a common lawn disease which enjoys mild, wet passages of weather. Unlike some other services we won't sell and use a quick-fix fungicide treatment which is not required within our Lawn Care Treatment Programme. The natural elements within our treatments, the range of cultural services available, and the ongoing tailored advice we provide to our customers is plentiful to combat lawn disease - and at no extra cost to you. 

Lawn Renovation Specialists

As true grounds professional we are passionate about our range of mechanical services in creating the best possible lawns, whilst also minimising chemical use. Creating the best possible grass cover is vital in keeping weeds at bay. We carry out Lawn Renovations to both tired and fine lawns by undertaking all important aeration, scarification and overseeding. Reducing thatch levels, and compaction in the soil enables both water and nutrients into the soil during times of high stress, and enables for a thick, resilient lawn year-round.

Whereas the investment and research into electric vehicles has been extensive over the last decade, this technology has unfortunately not yet caught up when it comes to professional-grade lawn care machinery.  It is something we as a business regularly review, and will be considering when achievable. 

The vast majority of our work and lawn treatments are either labour intensive with minimal environmental impact, or are through the use of natural or semi-organic products, which when used together will gain the very best from your lawn. We do not constrain ourselves by attempting to provide a 'fully' organic service, instead priding ourselves on a considered, proactive approach to professional lawn care.