• lawn pest control

    100% Green Guarantee

    At Lawnsafe we will ensure that your lawn is in a perfect condition – whatever the weather. All you need to do it make sure that you water and mow your lawn correctly.
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    Common Problems

    Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.
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Lawn Compost

Ensure That You Purchase Only High Quality Lawn Compost

As the time of year approaches for family and friends to get together to enjoy the wonderful summer weather that will be a feature of South African life for next five or six months many home owners will be taking steps to ensure that their lawns are in great shape so that they can make the most of the opportunities for outdoor entertaining. One of the first steps to a healthy and visually appealing lawn is to make sure that compost is applied to the lawn on a regular basis. Lawn compost, which is composed of organic matter and contains both nutrients and trace elements such as potassium ensures healthy lawn growth and should be applied at least three times a year.

Using a good quality lawn compost will cut down on the amounts of fertiliser that the lawn needs b y supplying natural nutrients to the root system of the lawn. In heavy summer rainfall areas like the Highveld of South Africa the application of lawn compost can help prevent runoff which strips the soil of these valuable nutrients. This is especially important in soils that have an extremely high clay content that will prevent the water being absorbed.

The application of lawn compost onto roll on lawns can significantly help the appearance of the lawn. When roll on lawn or lawn squares are applied there are areas where the lawn shows depressions due to the settling process. By applying lawn compost the home owner can ensure that these depressions are filled and that the robust new growth of the lawn will help to even out the appearance of the lawn.

A good lawn compost will also assist the lawn in resisting damage that can be caused by insects and micro organisms. This will reduce the need for additional fertilisers, composts and artificial pesticides. The natural lawn compost will increase the healthy appearance of the lawn and reduce the spotty appearance that can be caused by inadequate watering.

Professional lawn care specialists such as LawnSafe can offer valuable advice to the home owner to ensure that lawns are kept in pristine condition even in harsh of weather. These companies will also be able to offer advice on the correct lawn compost mixtures to use on different soil types. Companies like LawnSafe will also provide guidance on the correct tools to use to prepare the lawn surface for the composting process in order to ensure that the lawn is undamaged during composting.