We care about the environment, that's why we abide by the rules and regulations
At GreenThumb we are not only keenly aware of our obligations to customers but also our environmental responsibilities. That's why we work to the pesticide related guidance provided in the Sustainable Use Regulations 2012, related to pesticide use.
Frequently Asked Questions:
GreenThumb has treated my lawn for many years but now they don't seem to be spraying the whole of the lawn. I thought I was paying for a weed and feed?
Yes, you are paying for a weed and feed. Our Lawn Operative will apply fertiliser to the whole of the lawn, whilst assessing the level and location of any weeds.
They will then target them even though this often takes longer than blanket spraying.
Why have GreenThumb taken this stance?
The herbicides that we use are ‘post-emergence selective herbicides’. But, what does that mean?
Essentially, our herbicides only work on existing weeds. In other words, if there are no weeds or weed leaves, then the herbicide is simply going into the ground and, therefore, is of no benefit and not appropriate environmentally.
What if I get weeds after the treatment?
The herbicide generally works over a three-week period. If, during that time, you notice an increase in weeds then please contact your local branch to ask them to make another assessment.
Is it environmentally friendly to target spray weeds?
The products that we use and how we use them is controlled by recognised agencies that enforce environmental related Government guidelines. As a responsible and compliant company, we are always looking to improve our processes and effectiveness when it comes to treating our customers’ lawns. One way that we can do this is by controlling the way by which we apply herbicides. Target spraying instead of blanket spraying every lawn demonstrates that we take our responsibilities seriously.