Entries by Tom Page

Garden Watering Restrictions – How to manage a hosepipe ban

Managing water restrictions Following the recent spell of extremely hot and dry weather, the UK government is enforcing hosepipe bans across England and Wales. As of the publication of this blog post, the current and future restrictions are as follows: via BBC news What does a hosepipe ban mean? When a hosepipe ban is in […]

Managing the lawn in dry and warm weather conditions

How to take care of your lawn and restore it to its former glory following extremely hot temperatures. Following the recent dry and warm weather conditions with extreme temperatures, lawns across the UK are suffering from a lack of rainfall. As a result, we are starting to see the stress on the grass plant, as […]

Summer lawn diseases and how to treat them

Our guide to identifying and ridding your lawn of diseases this summer. One of the many requirements for looking after your lawn during the summer months is the management of lawn diseases. The type of disease that can cause problems for your turf can vary depending on a multitude of factors, including the condition of […]

TruGreen Gloucestershire’s summer lawn care advice

How to manage your lawn in a dry spell. It’s been a busy few months for us at TruGreen Gloucestershire, with Mike Simmonds bringing home two prestigious titles: a Great British Franchisee award and TruGreen Franchisee of the year. And wow, what a warm couple of months it’s been! With temperatures in Gloucestershire surpassing 38 […]

Gloucester City AFC corporate 5-A-Side tournament

All about our corporate football partnership with CALM and Gloucester City AFC. At TruGreen Gloucestershire, we’re all about lawns. But the work we do to bring quality lawn care services to the local area is important because it involves being involved in our community. From the work we do for our many customers to our […]

Summer lawn care tips

How to keep a healthy lawn this summer. Maintaining your lawn in the summer months can be tricky. For starters, you have to contend with the unpredictability of the British weather. Not only that, but the increase in temperature and likely reduction of rainfall alone can present you with many challenges. And that’s not even […]

National Great Outdoors Month: June lawn care tips

Things to do in the garden this June. With June 21st, the longest day of the year fast approaching, there is no time like the present to get outdoors and spend some time in the fresh air. The month of June isn’t just home to the Summer Solstice, the entirety of the month of June […]

When should you water your lawn?

Here are the best practices for watering a healthy lawn: Like many things, good lawn care is an ongoing practice. Keeping a healthy lawn involves many factors like regular mowing and proper watering. However, the grass plant does not need the amount of water some people think, as it is naturally designed to use moisture […]

TruGreen Gloucestershire wins the TruGreen Franchisee of the Year

The owner of TruGreen Gloucestershire, Mike Simmonds is celebrating after winning the coveted Franchisee of the Year Award at ServiceMaster Live!  ServiceMaster Live! Held in May, ServiceMaster Live! was the culmination of two years of planning on behalf of the ServiceMaster team after COVID regulations meant that the event was postponed for two consecutive years. […]

How to deal with lawn thatch

Is your lawn springy underfoot? It could be lawn thatch. Have you ever been out walking in your garden and felt a spring in your step that isn’t just the result of a good mood? You’re not imagining things. Lawns that feel spongy when walked on are a result of excess lawn thatch formed by a […]

How to deal with spring lawn pests

Is your lawn infested with pests? Your lawn can sustain a lot of damage throughout the year from various sources: be it the weather, lawn diseases, or animals. Significant damage in the springtime can also be caused by lawn pests like Leatherjackets and Chafer Grubs. These are larvae that prey on the roots of your […]

Gardening and lawn care tips for May

Here is everything you need to know to keep your lawn and garden at its best for the upcoming month. With April almost over, it’s time to start thinking about that all-important month of May. This is a vital time for your lawn and garden and brings with it lots of important jobs. So, we’ve […]

TruGreen Gloucestershire’s spring lawn care tips

How to look after your lawn during the months of spring. Happy spring from all of us at TruGreen Gloucestershire! We hope that you are keeping well and are enjoying your lawn going into the mid-part of the year. With daylight hours getting longer by the day, and bursts of warm and dry weather in […]

Why is aeration important for your lawn?

Lawn aeration is an important part of lawn care, and while the regularity will vary according to a number of factors, the main reason is the soil type.  A heavily clay-dominant soil will be more prone to compaction and will therefore require a more intensive and regular aeration programme compared with a lawn that is […]

Community Garden Week – Spring Weeding Tips

This week is Community Garden Week in the UK. Running from 4th-10th April, this is all about celebrating school and community gardens across Great Britain. Ahead of Earth Day, this is the perfect way to get in the spirit of togetherness and spend time outdoors in your local community. After all, showing a garden the […]

Removing ants from your lawn using nematodes

How ants damage your lawn and the best way to be rid of them using nematodes. Ants aren’t usually considered dangerous lawn pests. We’re used to them, and we normally think about removing them from the house and keeping them outside where they belong. But what if we told you that ants can be detrimental […]

Celebrating National Compost Week

The benefits of composting, learn about it during Compost Week. This week (14th-20th March) is national Compost Week in the UK. This is all about celebrating the benefits of composting for both your household and the environment. So, we’ve put together some information about composting and what it can do for you. Normally when we […]

Meet the franchisees: TruGreen Cardiff, the Vale and Bridgend

Tom Page sits down with Michelle and Peter Lewis from TruGreen Cardiff, the Vale and Bridgend to talk about their life and business.  Michelle and Peter Lewis from TruGreen Cardiff, the Vale and Bridgend sit shoulder to shoulder for the entire time that I speak to them about their business. Peter has taken a break […]

Reasons to invest in a water collection tank

Living in the UK, we are all used to rain. But what if we told you there are actually many benefits to collecting rainwater in your garden with a water collection tank? You can do this by using a water collection tank, or water butt. Water butts work by catching water in a drainpipe when […]