Lawn Care Problems

lawnTaking care of a lawn is not an easy task and upkeep requires a lot of planning and effort on your part. There are a lot of things that you need to look out for when taking care of your lawn.
Every gardening specialist has their own way of dealing with lawn care problems but the best and the most suitable solutions of the problem are listed below.

Problem Of Grub – The grub problem arises when the beetle larvae starts to eat the roots of the grass and leaves dead spots on it which looks unattractive. It also attracts different sorts of animals who feed on larvae and they dig up the whole lawn to feed on it. In order to get rid of this problem, what you can do is use Imidacloprid which will take care of the problem but make sure that you apply this substance in the spring or summer time.

Bug infestation – Bugs feed on grass and as a result the grass starts to turn a shade of brown which looks hideous and unattractive. There are many pesticides available in the market which you can use to treat this problem.

Problem Of Webworms – These are tiny caterpillars which are grey in color and tend to feed on grass. They might look small but they can do considerable amounts of damage to the grass and the best way to treat this problem is to use an effective insecticide which kills them all and prevents them from coming back.
Crab Grass – Crab grass tends to grow in a lawn when the sunlight reaches the ground. Whenever you see that there is crab grass starting to grow in your lawn, there is no better way to deal with it except for using Glyphosate Weed Killer.

Brown Grass – If your grass turns a shade of brown then it is normally down to human error. This usually occurs when you mow the lawn and cut the grass too short.
These are the most common problems with every lawn and everyone has their own way of dealing with them but make sure that you tackle the problem as soon as you see it to ensure that your garden doesn’t get worse.

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Selecting Weed Killers – What Are The 4 Common Ones?

weed killerKilling harmful weeds has never been easier. With help from so many products on the market you can be sure to combat even the toughest of weeds. There are countless products available in the market for killing weeds and it often gets hard to pick the right product. Below we have selected some of the best ways to kill weeds:

Translocated Weed Killers

This is also referred to as Systemic weed killers and is a very effective method of killing weeds in your lawn. This type of killer has a very unique methodology. The plant absorbs the chemicals of the spray through its foliage and then sends it all the way to the root of the weed and as a result, the weed dies from top to bottom. This is a treatment for spot weed killing, although keep in mind that if sprayed on any other plants and flowers, it will kill those as well.

Contact weed killers

The name says it all; this is a weed killer that only kills upon contact. This type of weed killer is normally used by organic growers because of its natural fatty acid ingredients. The way that this weed killer works is that it dissolves the protection layer of the leaf and as a result, the leaf dries out and eventually dies. There is another type of contact weed killer that consist of a powerful chemical but this only affects the exposed foliage and does not affect the root.

Residual weed killers

This type of weed killer contains a chemical which remain in the ground and will be effective for a long time. If you have weeds in a specific area of your garden then this might be of interest to you.

Selective weed killers

As the name suggests, this is one of the most efficient weed killers for grass out there, the great thing about this killer is that it kills the broadleaf weeds and doesn’t harm narrow leafed plants such as grass. Gardeners who are really enthusiastic about keeping their lawns healthy and green should opt for the selective weed killer.

There are so many products that all have their own pros and cons but it is important to identify how severe your weed problem is before purchasing the suitable product.

The rosettes you don’t want – how to rid your paddocks of ragwort

RagwortRagwort is a perennial problem for the majority of horse and paddock owners.

So what are the most effective methods for ragwort control in your paddock?

Three main options are:
• Dig it up. If you have a small influx of ragwort digging each plant up by the roots is feasible. Specific tools are available to make this job a little less back breaking.
• Burn it. It is possible to use a spot burner to destroy ragwort, but this is really only suitable for hard surfaces as you might set your field alight!
• Spray it. Non-professional use herbicides such as “Ragtime” are ideal for spot spraying ragwort, docks, nettles, buttercup and thistles. It comes premixed and ready to use in a knapsack sprayer.

To treat larger areas of ragwort, professional use products such as “Headland Polo”, covering 8-10 acres, would be more economic. Always read and comply with the product label.

Whatever method of weed control you use, ragwort is poisonous to people as well as horses and should be treated with respect. Ragwort is especially dangerous to horses as it dies because it becomes more palatable, and horses should be kept off sprayed areas until all traces of the ragwort have disappeared. Pulled ragwort should be stored safely and dried then burned or rotted down in compost for at least 12 months.

To find out more about non-professional and professional products available for weed control and paddock maintenance visit www.progreen.co.uk or call 01778 394040

Weed Control

Weed ControlWeeds can cause problems to our gardens all year round so it is important to be on top of them and prevent them from coming back.

A way to do this is to purchase the best weed killer for grass and paths. There are a few types of weed and by bringing them to your attention you will be able to find the best way of getting rid of them.

To begin with there are annual weeds. These are weeds that last for one year or one season only. They leave seeds behind though, which means they will be back again next year and possibly for many years after this.

Perennial and deep rooted weeds are another weed that is persistent and returns year on year. These weeds can grow again even if there is only a tiny segment that has been left. This type of weed I deceiving because even though the weed may appear to be completely gone, there could still be some that remains, which will cause further hassle in the future.

Some weeds also grow on the stems of plants. These are arguably less of a nuisance but any weed is unwanted so there are options to remove these too, although like most weeds, they will return. An example of this weed would include nettles and sycamores.

The final type of weed which is arguably the most common or noticeable is lawn weeds. Lawn weeds are so popular and wide-spread because they suffocate the grass so that they can grow in mass. Examples of these weeds include dandelions, clovers, buttercups and daisies. They may seem pleasant to look at but they are still weeds and will need a specific weed killer for grass to ensure that these disappear.

We have an extensive range of weed killers suitable for all of the mentioned weeds, so if you are having trouble removing the weeds in your garden then check out our products to ensure your grass returns to normality again.

Remove Unwanted Moss & Algae

Moss and algae have a tendency to grow in many places, one of which is your garden. Lawn moss killer is one of the better ways to remove this from your grass and can be easily sprayed over the affected areas.

moss and algae

By using a good moss killing product it will be effective in removing the unwanted algae and moss but it will also encourage the re-growth of the grass that has been affected too. The moss will be disposed of but more importantly the grass in your garden will be green once again.

Here at ProGreen, we offer a selection of sprayable liquids which all has their own way of removing moss and algae from your grass but they have the same intention and that is to do the job correctly.

Our first product is MaxiCrop Moss Killer and is quick and efficient in killing moss. This product destroys the moss blackens moss within a few hours and will encourage the growth of the grass that had been affected. Once the moss has become blackened it will just be a case of raking away the moss from the grass.

Jewel dual action herbicide is another of our products and is the UK’s first dual action weed and lawn moss killer. Other than the fact this is a dual action product this can also be used on any type of turf too, which means it can access and kill weeds right down to the root in any garden.

Sul-Fe is a powder that is to be diluted with water which will make this application sprayable. This product is similar to the MaxiCrop product in the fact it blackens the moss and also aids the re-growth of the grass after. Sul-Fe also makes the grass green again where the moss once was.

If you have unwanted moss and algae then one of our products will be suitable to ensure that your grass is green again and return your garden back to how you want it to be.

Are Your Paddock Weeds Thriving After The Rain?

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The higher than average recent rainfall has resulted in increased weed growth in paddocks with nettles, thistles and docks flourishing. If you are looking for a weed killer for grass, thistles and nettles then look no further, this article will help you.

Treating weeds now, during these exceptional growing conditions, will deliver excellent levels of control. Here at Progreen we have found that the best results come from using market leading products such Grazon 90 and Pastor.

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Our chart below guides you through the benefits of these top selling brands:

Product

Weed Control Rating 1-5 (5=best)

Suitable For

Features & Benefits

Thistle/ Nettle/ Dock

Buttercups

Ragwort

Clover

Knapsack Use

Boom Sprayer

Grazon 1lt
Treats 0.6ac

5

1

1

2

Yes

Yes

Rain fast in 2 hoursOne dose rateIdeal for knapsack use
Pastor 2lt
Treats 1.25-2.5ac

4.5

1

1

3

Yes

Yes

One product for long-term control of thistles, nettles and docksEconomical for overall sprayingCan be used on newly sown grass at 3 leaf stage

For more information on all our products for controlling weeds in grass then call us or drop us an email – we are more than happy to help!