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With over 36 years’ experience and millions of treatments carried out every year, we are the UK’s most recommended lawn care service

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About Us

We conduct approximately 2.5 million Lawn Treatment in visits to customers’ homes every year across the U.K, from Northern Scotland to the Isle of Wight.

Each year, we are consistently the most recommended Lawn Treatment company in every part of the U.K. Each of our 220 branches across the U.K. provide fantastic GreenThumb results; you’re never far from a GreenThumb lawn expert.

Started from a seed...

GreenThumb was started by Stephen Waring in North Wales 36 years ago. As our Founder and Chief Executive, his passion for achieving the most beautiful and cared for lawn possible is embedded within each and every person at GreenThumb. We are proud to recognise that a local service has built our national reputation.

Not content with being the first Lawn Treatment Service in the U.K, we continue to pioneer the very best there is in every aspect of Lawn Treatments, leading the way in our industry.

We flourished...

For more than 36 years, we have been analysing the best treatments and fertilisers for your lawn with our dedicated team of developers and plant food nutritionists’. It has taken us decades to perfect our formula which is why we restrict our fertiliser to our loyal customers and do not sell them through any distributors. If you are not a GreenThumb customer and achieving the best lawn is important to you, then you should be a GreenThumb customer. Simple.

More than 15 years ago we developed the renowned ‘No Scorch Technology’ fertilisers (yep, that was us!). Advancing on from this, we now have our very own range of NutraGreen fertilisers utilising all our years of experience, development and technology; they are quite simply the best lawn treatment fertilisers.

Our treatment programmes are well calculated to provide your lawn with the exact nutrients it needs at that time. Over the course of the year, we provide continuous guidance to our customers so that in partnership we can do what is required for your lawn to reach its true potential as the centrepiece of your garden. Our flexible approach to Lawn Treatment results in a bespoke service for every lawn, every time. 

We branched out...

Another example of our pioneering approach to Lawn Treatments is our most recent, the Lawn Makeover. We can now create the Ultimate Lawn! Its focus is not just on the best lawn without those weed grasses, but on sustainability, organic materials, efficient use of natural rainfall and 100% recycling of waste, including our bags. We are very proud of it. Naturally, it’s unique to GreenThumb.

Whilst we recognise that GreenThumb aren’t the only Lawn Treatment Service in the U.K, we’re not driven by ‘beating’ our competitors but by the experience we provide our customers with. This drives us to exceed expectations at every interaction we have with you.

We continue to blossom...

We believe in building a nation of Lawn Lovers and joining you on your journey to a beautiful lawn. Together, we will give your lawn the love and attention it deserves.


Founder and CEO, Stephen Waring, started GreenThumb after experiencing the lawn treatment service in the United States in 1985. He saw great potential for a similar service in the United Kingdom, and GreenThumb was born on 1 April 1986, on the North Wales coast.

Stephen started out with 1,000 leaflets and the commitment to create a customer-focused business. The response was fantastic and today there are over 220 GreenThumb operations across the UK, from the Isle of Wight to Inverness in Scotland, servicing over 450,000 lawns every 10 weeks.

Most GreenThumb franchises around the country are operated by local families, in keeping with our goal to provide the best possible personal service to all our customers.

Why Us

GreenThumb expertly treat lawns - turning them from tired, weed infested grass areas, to lawns you can be proud of. We don't cut grass, weed borders, trim hedges or offer any other gardening service. We specialise in what we are the best at.

Our simple Lawn Care services, which will in most cases cost you less than DIY, are administered by trained, uniformed operatives. Whether you are looking for a pay as you go option, a monthly payment plan, a cure for a lawn disease, or advice on how to get rid of moss or lawn pests, GreenThumb can help.

Millions of successful treatments, hundreds of thousands of delighted customers and a new customer every two minutes.

Not only do we create wonderful lawns as part of our service we also provide free of charge:

  • Advice on any aspect of your lawn, from disease analysis to which lawn mower to buy
  • Regular customer newsletter
  • Customer information booklet on how to get the best from the GreenThumb service, with FAQs and useful tips 
  • Email tips giving timely advice on lawn care
  • Service calls


The U.K's largest Lawn Care Service

For more than 20 years we have been growing our business through franchising. Today there are more than 200 GreenThumb branches all over the UK. The majority are operated by our dedicated franchisees. Often, they are made up of families working together to grow and manage a business that they love, providing outstanding service to the customers in their local area.

We are an award-winning business and have one of the most sought-after reputations.

There are a few areas in the country where we don’t currently have a GreenThumb presence, we also have a number of small start-up businesses, some with a modest customer base to set you on your way, if you are looking for a fresh challenge and perhaps you want to take the step from employee to business owner. 

At the other end of the scale, at times due to illness, retirement and other ‘curve balls’ life sends you, a GreenThumb business owner makes the decision to sell their business. These businesses come up for resale within the framework of a franchised business and often bring along with them a significant turnover from day 1.

If you think you have the experience and passion to run and grow a successful business to consumer (B2C) service, either starting from scratch or investing in a significant business, often with thousands of customers, under the franchise model, please follow the links on the right-hand side of this page for more information.

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