This lawn was looking a bit tired so we Scarified, Overseeded, Hollowtine Aerated, Topdressed and then Feed it. You can see the lovely new grasses of standing proud, particularly the Dwarf Rye Grass which is such a great grass for high quality but still hardy lawns.
So after the water subsided in March we viewed Allenborne Middle School in Wimborne to check out the damage. Once it was dry enough we Verti-Drain aerated it and then Overseeded with a sports rye mix. Dispite not having a budget to apply any Gypsum or Fertilisers the results were a delight, so just a weed control to carry out later in the season and let hope it doesn’t flood again in the near future.
Well we keep getting showery days and some of them quite wet but we are entering March so this is quite normal, what is a problem now is what went before us. January was saturating with storms begining just prior to Christmas, very wet on New Years day and then raining virtually every day of January with around a foot of rain for January and then almost the same for February so every shower now is just sitting on top of saturated ground.
We completely missed the February frosts which tend to check the insect population so as you look out of the window now at you neglected garden it may not just be grass dying back due to awful weather, the roots may be being consummed by an abundance of Leather Jackets this year and so a treatment is essential to stop the grass disapearing completely. If you are worried just ask!
Although still keen to add a new face we did find that dispite early successful interviews situations changed and things did not progress. Time has run out as starting a new employee too far into the season is just too distracting to our comitments for customers and so for now this is all on hold.
Finding the right team is so important for us at Green-Side in order that we continue to evolve successfully.
Plan is this year to add another face to our merry little team. So far we have been very lucky to have such a good team to service our clients lovley grass. Julian and Tim currently head up our team of Greenkeepers covering Domestic lawn care along with our Bowling Greens and Sports Turf customers. I find myself spread a little thin especially through the busy growth seasons and so have decided to put another face out there to make a really useful team of three on the road perminatly. Adverts run through January so let me know if you are experienced and keen to join the team.
Gosh, that’s a bit wet! I seem to remember that the Monday night before Christmas Eve that the rain and winds started and they seem to just keep coming. Turned up to work this Monday (6th Jan) only to find that the road had disappeared under a foot and a half of water. The Tarrant Valley winterborne had risen over a metre over the weekend to completly flood the road. Forecast is more rain too.
…great day out with some archery followed by a lovely meal at the Crickets in Shroton (great food)…