Here we installed a “Jute” Membrane. This was made of a plant which is very tough and provides a natural method of stabilising the bank. We have seeded the bank with a range of naturally occurring indigenous grasses which will grow through the membrane and provide a low maintenance but pleasing cover which will need strimming off only once a year.
Whether it is a small ornamental lawn or a much larger project, the key is to have a look and evaluate the topsoil levels, type and condition. Often we are working with builders or landscapers and it is important to make sure that any indigenous topsoil that is on site is put to one side so that it is not lost by being mixed in and that it remains in good condition and not structurally damaged. Builders are often trained to “compact” materials which is good for building but not for lawns.
Perfect Ground Solutions Ltd are very experienced in establishing large lawns to create the ideal outdoor space and backdrop for your home, often working alongside landscapers or garden designers to achieve your desired result.
For larger lawns, where access is available, it is often much more efficient to use tractor-mounted equipment for shallow cultivation, preparation and consolidation of the seedbed and the seeding steps. The picture below shows primary cultivations and stone burying taking place where the existing lawn had been sprayed off to kill the existing grass.
Perfect Ground Solutions get asked to look at lawns that are just not looking right and are no longer meeting the client’s needs; the lawn is getting old and tired and we’re asked to come and fix it.
This is often due to the ingress of coarse wild grasses (such as cocksfoot and soft brome). The seed has usually been brought in by birds or the wind over time. These coarse grasses have a very deleterious effect on the appearance of the lawn. These indigenous weed grasses are often more vigorous than the amenity grasses used for high quality lawns and so they grow faster and create tussocky patches.
We get asked to look at lawns that have tussocky patches in them and are no longer meeting the client’s needs. This is often due to the ingress of coarse wild grasses (such as cocksfoot and soft brome).
The seed has usually been brought in by birds or the wind over time. These indigenous weed grasses are often more vigorous than the amenity grasses used for high quality lawns and so they grow faster and create the tussocky patches.