Lawn care advice


What is the Lawn3 service?

Lawn3 will carry out five core treatments throughout the year. Our year begins on the first day of March and ends on the last day of February, but remember you can begin treatments at ANY time of the year.

  1. Spring – Season specific fertiliser and weed control treatment.
  2. Spring/Summer – Season specific fertiliser and weed control treatment.
  3. Summer/Autumn – Season specific fertiliser and weed control treatment.
  4. Autumn/Winter – Liquid iron moss control and winter protection treatment.
  5. Winter – Essential Winter Lawn Tonic.

In addition we offer the following supplementary treatments:

Scarification – Remove thatch & improve oxygen, water & nutrient levels.
Aeration – To provide space for root growth, allow nutrients and oxygen to the root zone and improve drainage.
Miraclemoss – Organic moss control treatment.
Pest Control – Insecticide (chafer grub/leather jacket) & worm cast suppressor treatments.
Mowless – To reduce speed of growth and the need to mow.

For more details see lawn treatments

Does it really cost less than DIY?

Our fertilisers are slow release and last for up to 3 months, twice as long as off-the-shelf products and we apply the right products at the right time of year with no waste. The treatment cost is less than DIY and much less effort!

Are the products superior to anything we can buy in a garden centre?
Garden Centre products are “diluted” so that no professional qualifications are required for purchase or application. Lawn3 operators are NPTC qualified and are able to purchase and apply professional fertilisers and weed killers under special license.

Most garden centre products are a mixture of lawn food, moss killer, greener and weed killer and their effectiveness is compromised as a result. The products are designed to give a flush of growth so people see visible results sooner. Much of the solution is too strong to be absorbed and simply washes away. Professional fertilisers are slow release, allowing a carefully regulated release of nutrients into the soil.

Do I have to wait until spring to start the treatment?

No. You can start at ANY time of year. In fact as many new customers join us in the Winter months as at any other time of the year. Our programme is specifically designed to run throughout the year so there is never a bad time to start improving your lawn.

Doesn’t it hurt the environment?

Our programme is specifically designed to reduce the need for herbicides and fertilisers over a period of time. We aim to use products which are organic and safe for the environment..

Are the products safe for children and pets?

Our treatments are perfectly safe for both children and pets and we only ask that people and pets are excluded from the lawns for 2-3 hours to allow them to dry correctly and to avoid spoiling the treatment application. Only animals that graze on the grass need to be kept off the lawn for 2 weeks after treatment.

How soon will I be able to see the fertiliser treatment work?

Most customers start to see a benefit within 7 – 10 days of the application.

When will I see my weeds start to die?

Herbicides, once applied need to work through from the leaf to the root. For this reason it is best not to mow your lawn for 3 days before and 3 days after a treatment. If the weeds haven’t begun to wither within 3 weeks, please contact us, as weather conditions may alter its effectiveness. Unusually dry conditions, exceptionally heavy rain within 12 hours of treatment or mowing too soon after treatment may reduce effectiveness.

Are the Lawn3 operators fully qualified?

Everyone who treats your lawn is a qualified Lawn3 Green Keeper. Our training programmes are recognised as the most comprehensive in the lawn maintenance industry. We don’t employ temporary or unqualified staff to treat your lawn. You can be sure that the treatments are carried out correctly at the most appropriate time of year.
Our operators hold full PA1 & PA6 NPTC qualifications which certify them to purchase, prepare and calibrate professional herbicides and sprayers and to operate them to ensure correct application rates without risk to themselves, other people and the environment.

How much do the treatments cost?

Our charges are based on the size of the lawn we are caring for. Treatments start from only £16 per visit for lawns. Our standard GreenMaster programme involves 5 visits per annum, each one occurring approximately every 8 to 10 weeks, This equates to a minimum total annual cost of just £80 per year. Remember, you pay as you go and we only use the very best quality professional products so represents incredible value.

How do I pay?

You “pay as you go” and may do so by Cash or Cheque on the day, Cheque by post, BACS (Bank Transfer) or Standing Order. We do not accept Direct Debit or Card payments at the moment. We have an emergency (one off) PayPal option but this carries a small additional administration charge. Good cash-flow helps us to keep costs low, therefore we do expect immediate payment upon receipt of our invoice.

Is there a contract to sign?

There is no contract to sign and no hard sell. Once we agree which treatment program will suit you best through the coming year, we simply invoice you each time we visit