Green Stripe Lawn Care

Tackling Lawn Problems

Lets Sort Some Problems

As hard as we work to maintain a lush, beautiful lawn, mother nature always has a way to show us who is really in charge

Unfortunately, there are numerous pests and lawn diseases which can if left unchecked wreak havoc on our lawns

However what you are getting with Green Stripe is our comprehensive understanding and knowledge of these problems and we also have the solutions


The most common problem to plague lawns the world over are weeds. Even when we use the finest herbicides on the market and apply with the best methods it is still not possible to erradicate all weeds or problem plants in one treatment.

To remove weeds they must receive a direct spray of herbicide. Where the weed density is high the leaves of some of the weeds can protect others hiding beneath.

A general rule is that you can expect over half of your weeds to disappear after a single treatment.

Therefore, after a few treatments most of your weeds will be gone, but it a never ending battle to keep your lawn a weed free environment. If you stop weed treatment you are risking dormant seeds regrowing or other seeds blowing in from other non treated areas to continuing treatment is a must for a healthy green lawn.


Moss can thrive in damp conditions so to create a moss free lawn you have to move or reduce this environment. Below are some of the main causes of moss on your lawn. Don’t worry it’s all treatable and you will have a moss free lawn in no time if you choose Green Stripe Lawncare


A matted layer found between the soil and the grass leaf


A very heavy compacted soil or alternatively clay soil which restricts water drainage into the root zone

Shaded Areas

These can leave the grass damp, which are ideal conditions for moss to thrive

Can I Rake The Moss Out?

Yes you can, some of the moss will be removed by raking. However, unless the cause is tackled you will not achieve an effective reduction in your moss problem. Take a look below to see how we can deal with your moss problem

Dealing with the issues that can encourgage the moss to grow in the first place

Encouraging your lawn with relevant care and maintenance. This can be as simple as increasing your mower height

Applying the relevant treatments to your lawn over the year to keep moss under control


Thatch is the name given to the ‘mat’ that lies on the surface of the soil. It takes it’s name from the principles of a thatched roof, where the surface of the soil is made up of stems, roots, leaves and other decaying organic matter. This ‘mat’ prevents moisture, nutrients and oxygen getting to the roots of your grass. This is terrible for the health of your lawn but the perfect environment for that pesky moss.

The following features below can lead to the accumulation of thatch on your lawn

Leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing


Poor Drainage

Extremes of acidity or alkalinity in your soil

There are two main ways of reducing thatch of your lawn

Hollow-tine aeration



During extended periods of hot weather, especially in the summer months, grass will turn brown and stop growing altogether.

Don’t worry it would take a very severe drought to kill your lawn and the recovery is normally very quick after some rainfall or a watering.

Remember an effective watering schedule will greatly benefit your lawn and keep it strong and healthy


Dry Patch

This is an area of lawn where the grass may not growor where it has died for a variety of reasons. Improving the accessibility of water to the roots of the grass will improve dry patch a lot.

We have a variety of scolutions for this problem at Green Stripe so don’t worry you will have a great looking lawn in no time



Compaction normally occurs when your lawn is walked on or a weight is exerted on it while it’s waterlogged.

This squeezes the soil particles, thus reducing the movement of water and air in the soil. This in turn will effect the root system of the grass plant.


Lawn Pests

Lawns have two unwanted pests that can plague it and cause widespread damage. These two pests are called Chafer Grubs and Leatherjackets.

Both pests have an appetite for grass stems and roots. A good way to check if this is a problem for you is if your lawn has the persistant attention of rooks or starlings feeding on your lawn.

We can control this problem for you but the best times are usually when the soil is moist in spring or autumn.


Lawn Diseases

Turf diseases are caused by fungus which attacks the grass and can deprive it of vital nutrients. Some of the more common diseases that effect grass are red thread, fusarium patch, dollar spot, brown patch, thatch fungus and rust.

However, the most common of all these is red thread which typically can be seen on a lawn in the summer month, typically during periods of high humidity. You can recognise if you have red thread by a pink/reddish tint on the grass blade.

Please remember if you suspect you have any of these problems simply contact us for some advice or oraganise a visit and we will quickly identify the problem and a solution.


When should i notice a difference in weeds on my lawn

Do i have to water the fertiliser in?

Will any of these treatments effect my pets?

Weeds will show changes within a week, and this should be a noticable difference. After a couple fo weeks our fertiliser treatment should be well underway

The short answer is No - however the sooner the feed reaches the roots, the quicker your lawn will see an improvement but normally rainfall will achieve this

The treatments are safe for pets, however, if you have any concerns we would suggest that you keep your pets off the lawn until the treatment is dry, which usually takes two hours.

Grazing animals such as rabbits etc should be kept off the lawn for two weeks however.

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