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Why machine work is now Standard


Our endless determination to improve our Lawn Treatments has resulted in the creation of our exciting, innovative new programmes being released from 2021. Designed to give you the best lawn, ever!

Our newly named Standard Programme reflects the fact that machine work is a standard requirement of good Lawn Care.

What is Aeration?

The process of Aeration relieves compaction and creates open spaces in the soil. Deep channels are produced to help water, air, and nutrients penetrate the root zone.

Learn more about Aeration here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7gMqSBHA6U

What is Scarification?

This is the mechanical means of removing surface thatch that has built up over the year, thereby enabling airflow, nutrients, and moisture to reach the root zone. This results in healthier grass, less prone to lawn disease.

Learn more about Scarification here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dur_tqKEbF0

Why do I need Aeration and Scarification?

Moss: Moss thrives in damp conditions, and although lawn raking will remove some of it, unless you tackle the cause, it will keep coming back. That’s why Aeration and Scarification are now standard. The main causes are:

Thatch, a mattered layer found between the soil and the grass leaf.
Very heavy, compacted and/or clay soil which restricts air, water, and nutrients from reaching the root zone.

Thatch: Our lawns naturally build up a layer of dead grass, roots, and other matter (thatch). Unfortunately for us, thatch creates an environment on your lawn which moss can’t resist! 

Learn more about Thatch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeTehoc6pqI

It’s essential to have Aeration and Scarification as this help to reduce thatch and subsequently moss.

What are the benefits of Aeration and Scarification?

  • Removes compaction and breaks down thatch – one of the main contributors to moss growth.
  • Allows much needed air, water, and nutrients to reach the root zone of the grass plants, resulting in a much healthier lawn.
  • Assists surface drainage and discourages fungal growth.
  • Ensures your lawn remains healthy and able to fight off the vast majority of lawn problems.

To benefit from Aeration and Scarification, you can save up to 18% and join our Standard Programme. In addition to providing you with annual Aeration and Scarification, you will also receive four seasonal treatments between January and December, including an application of Oasis applied alongside our Summer Ready Treatment. View the full package here: https://www.greenthumb.co.uk/lawn-care-programmes/standard-programme

Or you could join our Ultimate Programme – the all-encompassing Lawn Care package! Including everything to give you the ultimate lawn! Along with a generous 30% discount by Direct Debit when compared to the cost of individual treatments. View the full package here: https://www.greenthumb.co.uk/lawn-care-programmes/ultimate-programme

If you want your lovely lawn to benefit from machine work, contact your local GreenThumb branch today to opt in and ensure your lawn receives annual machine work, alongside other revolutionary treatments from as early as January 2021.


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