February 2020

Goodbye January, Hello February.

What’s happening at Pro Lawn?

Our Premier Technicians are finishing off the last of their winter solid-tine aerations.  These have been successful and we’re starting to notice the difference, with most lawns a lot firmer and moisture flowing through the soil more quickly.

Our Standard Techs are finishing off the last of their winter liquid treatments – another service which has shown good results.  The lawns reacted very well, as moss was checked back and the grass displayed a nice, rich green colour.  I’m sure the lawns will be well prepared for the spring.

Our Total Weed Solutions Techs are completing our winter garden tidy-up program, along with any aeration jobs that may arise.

Preparation is also under way behind the scenes to have machines and vans ready for the new season.  We will also be looking to add a new van to the fleet by the end of the month.

If you follow us on social media, you’ll have noticed we’re currently recruiting!  So, if you’ve ever fancied working as a Lawn Care Technician, make sure you visit the ‘Recruitment’ section on our website to send in your application.

Review of January

January went as smoothly as we could’ve hoped.  There were only a handful of days when the weather prevented us from treating (as you would expect).  This meant our Techs had to catch up on odd days at the weekends – thanks to everyone for their flexibility!  Most of the lawns have held up well, although there were a few that were waterlogged due to the sheer amount of rain that fell!

Unsurprisingly, with such a wet winter and an apparent shift away from more traditional snowy/frosty weather, we’ve received a number of enquiries regarding our drainage solution services.

At the end of January, I joined our Total Weed Solutions Techs, Kyle H and Kyle P as we undertook our most recent drainage job.  This type of work is often tricky, and one thing’s for sure, IT’S ALWAYS MUDDY!  Here I am on day 1, trying to look happy.

As has been the case in the last few years, Pro Lawn once again attended the annual UK Lawn Care Association Conference, at Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire.  This year our Managing Director, Kerri Leitch and Accounts Manager, Susan Maitland made the trip, and returned with a whole bunch of great ideas and industry contacts, as well as lots and lots of Corporate Sponsor SWAG!

The UK Lawn Care Association (UKLCA) is an organisation based in the United Kingdom committed to helping garden owners across the country find independent lawn care specialists.  We’re extremely proud to be an active member.

Charity work

Some of our team, including myself, are looking forward to being part of ‘The Kilt Walk’ on Sunday 26th April, which is a 23mile hike around Glasgow.  Other team-members have opted for the slightly shorter 13mile ‘Shining Star Memory Walk’ around Ayr on Saturday 16th May.  Blister plasters at the ready everyone!

Keep your eyes on our social media channels and blogs for information on how to donate.

The team will visit the Ayrshire Hospice facilities on 20th February to meet staff and have a tour around the premises.

And that’s you all caught up!

Thanks for reading.  Keep your eyes peeled for our February lawn maintenance blog next week!