Hi! My name is Colin Peters, Owner of Perfect Ground Solutions Ltd
After a career in agrochemicals and food research, I set up Perfect Ground Solutions to provide friendly advice and help on all aspects of lawn and grass maintenance, Japanese Knotweed control and chemical application.
With a history as a crop specialist in the food industry including BASIS and FACTS qualifications and formal qualifications in plant physiology, I am well placed to understand the basics of plant growth and management, I have also been a trainer and assessor for NPTC (now City and Guilds Ground Care) for many years.
The lawncare area of our work aims to provide bespoke plans for all customers, be they home owners or commercial gardeners. We have a wide range of clients, many of which are commercial garden or ground care professional experts who use our services to compliment their own skills. Our skills are in interrogating problems and offering solutions. We do not adopt a fixed strategy as this does not suit all lawns.
From my history in Agricultural research and for the ten years I have been running Perfect Ground Solutions, I have built up a detailed understanding of soil processes, soil management and soil health. This is often a very undervalued and often misunderstood but critical substrate and we aim to help people understand how best to manage it for sustainability and to get the best from it.
Japanese Knotweed often causes stress to those who find it on their property. This is not helped by the hype from the press or those looking to profiteer! At the end of the day, Japanese Knotweed is a plant which can be controlled sensible and effectively without causing stress. We strive to provide sound and totally honest advice and value for money in this area. We are more than happy to visit free of charge to offer support and advice. We look to produce strategies designed to be sympathetic to the area and to fit with the client’s requirements.
AS an NPTC/ City and Guilds Assessor of all pesticide application tests, I have a detailed knowledge of all aspects relating to pesticide application. This knowledge is very useful in making g sure that all our own work is carried out to a high standard but also useful in helping others improve their own systems or techniques.