Alpha Rural Services Ltd offers a regular grass cutting service, from smaller garden areas (or where access is restricted) using self-driven rotary lawnmowers, to larger spaces with either our Kubota mulching ride-on or Honda collector ride-on mowers. We can also use our 40hp Kubota tractor with a 6′ finishing mower, 4′ flail topper or drum mower designed for long grass, hay and wild flower meadows.
In addition, we are equipped to provide strimming, brushcutting and weed control services for areas of your garden that have gotten away from you!
Scarification & Aeration
We can offer mechanical scarification for your lawn, which encourages new growth for an improved lawn. Mechanical scarification using our powered unit will provide the best results, allowing us to remove large amounts of dead material and moss from the soil without causing excessive damage to the turf.
Scarification is typically carried out in early spring or late autumn, to remove moss and thatch ahead of the main moss germination time. Scarification of the soil surface is also beneficial, allowing aeration of the surface layer to promote growth and nutrient uptake.
Over time, soil can become compacted. This inhibits air flow in the ground, can cause poor drainage, and often results in poorer root development for your grass. Aeration is the process of mechanically spiking or slitting the ground to allow it to “breathe”, and allows the grass to perform better below the surface.
Fertilisation & Weed Control
Applying fertiliser at the correct times of year can help promote strong root growth, and therefore create a thicker, greener and more resistant lawn. Similarly, a good weed control strategy, often through the use of a chemical spray, can be of huge benefit to a lawn by reducing the grass’ competition for nutrition.
Sometimes a lawn is either beyond a cost-effective repair, or a customer may just want to start afresh with new turf. We offer a pick and mix service as follows:
Identifying your requirements: estimating the amount of turf required, the best grass types, and your budget.
Preparing the soil: removing weeds and debris, and levelling the soil surface. In exceptional cases, the removal of old soil and debris, and replacement with new topsoil.
Turf supply and laying: through our range of suppliers we can offer of different standards, characteristics and price. Quality ranges from amenity to show-grade turf, and all from local producers.
Aftercare and advice: we can provide an aftercare solution for newly-laid turf, tailored to your requirements and budget, including fertilising, watering and cutting, or simply offer advice on caring for your new lawn yourself.
It will not always be necessary to re-lay a lawn; sometimes, simply sowing new grass seed over bare or poor areas of grass will help your lawn recover. You will not see results as quickly as laying new turf, but it is often a cheaper option!
Alpha Rural Services Ltd works with its customers to identify their best requirements regarding lawn care. For many it is just a case of keeping the grass in check; for a growing number of customers, the promotion of healthy lawns through fertilisation, weed/moss control and thatch removal, is becoming more important. We can provide a comprehensive solution tailored to your own needs, applied throughout the year. Speak to us about our offerings!