Professional lawn fertiliser made easy
Professional lawn fertiliser made easy
This guide has been designed to help you understand our products and services but if you still have questions please get in touch and one of the sales team will be happy to help Tel 44 0 1 963 364788 info smartlawnfertiliser co uk www smartlawnfertiliser co uk Made in the UK Contents About SmartLawn and GreenBest 4 Introduction to lawn nutrition 6 Choosing the correct lawn fertiliser 8 Granule size 10 Spreader settings calibration 11 1 2 31 Products Other services 32 Product guide 34 Product Storage and Use Granular and soluble products generally have a shelf life of 1 2 years provided they are kept in a cool and dry place Liquid products vary in shelf life for more information please check the product label To achieve maximum shelf life liquid products should be kept in a dry place between 5 and 25 degrees Celsius Some liquids may require shaking prior to use if they are prone to settling Always read the label and product information before use Packaging Recycling and Disposal Our fertiliser packaging can be recycled Please contact your local waste management service for more information on commercial recycling of plastics Plastic sacks Plastic bottles SmartLawn SmartLawn Fertiliser and the SmartLawn logo are trademarks of GreenBest Ltd XCU and the XCU logo are trademarks of Koch Agronomic Services LLC The product information given in this publication is accurate on the date of printing and may be subject to change A1 03 Where given the NPK of a product refers to the typical analysis in terms of N P2O5 K2O 3
This guide has been designed to help you understand our products and services but if you still have questions please get i...
SmartLawn is a range of specialist lawn fertilisers designed specifically for the professional lawn care industry Reliable Our formulations are tried and tested We have 1 8 years of experience supplying the UK lawn care industry so we know which products work for you Easy Professional lawn fertiliser made easy We ve made lawn fertiliser clear and easy to understand You don t need a science degree to know which product to buy and why Knowledge Our sales team have a scientific background we are able to help you with any nutritional questions you may have about turf and can help you choose products and design your treatment plans Community We re passionate about supporting community within the UK lawn care industry Our Lawnforum TM events offer networking and support for new and established lawn care companies Quick Delivery We keep seasonally relevant products in stock all year round for quick dispatch 4
SmartLawn is a range of specialist lawn fertilisers designed specifically for the professional lawn care industry Reliable...
SmartLawn Fertilisers are manufactured in the UK by GreenBest Ltd GreenBest is the leading manufacturer of bespoke granular and liquid fertilisers for the professional market www greenbest co uk The GreenBest team has an in depth knowledge and great experience of the amenity turf and lawn care markets We are well known for our flexibility and ability to cater to the needs of all types of customer Tel 44 0 1 963 364788 info greenbest co uk GreenBest is a long established fertiliser manufacturer with over 1 8 years experience supplying own brand products for many UK fertiliser distributors All of our products are manufactured and packaged at our production site in Somerset Our products go through a stringent quality control process to guarantee uniformity in particle size ensuring accurate spreading We love fertiliser We take great care in sourcing high quality raw materials from around the world ensuring the right particle sizes compatibility and user friendliness Our portfolio includes a huge range of NPKs slow and controlled release organics bio stimulants wetting agents foliar feeds and many other specialist products and ingredients This guide explains The basics of lawn nutrition How to choose a lawn fertiliser How to design your treatment plan SmartLawn products and features Other SmartLawn services Remember to check out our website for up to date information on new products and product trials You can also sign up to our mailing list to receive SmartLawn news and special offers direct to your inbox www smartlawnfertilisers co uk 5
SmartLawn Fertilisers are manufactured in the UK by GreenBest Ltd  GreenBest is the leading manufacturer of    bespoke    ...
An Introduction to Lawn Nutrition This quick guide will help you design and plan your lawn fertiliser treatments If you need help with a specific nutritional problem or require a soil analysis interpretation please contact a member of the GreenBest sales team who will be happy to help What nutrients do plants need In order to live and grow all plants need access to a selection of essential nutrients a domestic lawn is no different Each nutrient is important for different reasons in the plant so it is important that all the required nutrients are available to the plant in order for it to flourish The vast majority of a plant is made up of nutrients that the plant gets from air and water Carbon C Hydrogen H and Oxygen O The remaining nutrients are split into two groups Macronutrients are those that are required in relatively large quantities and Micronutrients that are required in smaller quantities Macronutrients Nitrogen N Phosphorus P Potassium K Calcium Ca Magnesium Mg Sulphur S Micronutrients Boron B Chlorine Cl Copper Cu Iron Fe Manganese Mn Molybdenum Mo Nickel Ni Zinc Zn The nutrients above are required for different jobs in the plant If all the required nutrients are present in the soil and available to the plants then the lawn will be healthy and green with less chance of developing diseases A lawn must have water air and sunlight to thrive Why do we need to treat lawns with fertiliser 6 Whilst natural biological processes in the soil can provide some of the above nutrients to the lawn they cannot keep up with nutrient loss from normal lawn care activities such as mowing In order to replace the nutrients lost when clippings are removed from a lawn we must apply a fertiliser This will keep the lawn green thick and growing healthily
An Introduction to Lawn Nutrition This quick guide will help you design and plan your lawn fertiliser treatments. If you n...
What happens if a lawn is short of nutrients If a lawn is deficient in any of the essential nutrients you will start to notice deterioration in colour and vigour A nutrient deficient lawn is also susceptible to disease so you may notice a rise in fungal and bacterial problems Applying the correct balance of fertiliser treatments throughout the year will prevent any deficiencies occurring A member of the GreenBest sales team will be able to help you if you need any help or advice choosing the right fertilisers for your treatment plan Liquid vs granular fertiliser A liquid fertiliser treatment is perfect for providing an instant nutrition boost to the lawn and can take effect in only a few hours They are ideal for use before an important event when rapid colour improvement is required and for supplementing granular treatments Granular fertilisers often provide longer lasting nutrition and can be designed to release their nutrients slowly keeping lawns looking green and healthy between treatments Effect of pH on nutrient availability The ideal pH for a lawn depends on the grass species growing in it however a soil pH of between 6 and 6 5 will suit most domestic lawns pH meters and testing kits are easy to get hold of and allow you to quickly test the pH of the soil Soil pH can vary depending on a number of factors including geographical location and soil type Very low or high pH can cause nutrients to become unavailable to plant roots which can cause a deficiency even if you are applying plenty of the nutrient Correcting a pH problem is a long term process If you are treating a lawn with a significant problem it may be worth asking a member of the GreenBest sales team for advice Other factors affecting lawn health The sun is very important to plants they cannot survive without it The green pigment in the leaves called chlorophyll is used to collect the sunlight and generate energy which the plant uses to grow and live Without sunlight a lawn can struggle and weaken allowing weeds and moss to take over It is possible to buy seed for shade tolerant species of grasses These will perform better in light shade than other varieties Moss is a common problem in UK lawns It grows well in damp cool conditions and has remarkably high drought tolerance Moss requires little nutrition making it easily able to take over the whole lawn when conditions cause the grass to weaken A mossy lawn can be due to many factors including poor drainage acidic soil poor nutrition too much shade and poor air circulation Products containing Iron Fe will help discourage moss from spreading 7
What happens if a lawn is short of nutrients  If a lawn is deficient in any of the essential nutrients you will start to n...
How to choose the correct fertiliser Finding the right fertiliser product for professional lawn treatments can seem complicated A wealth of fertilisers are available but not all of these are cost effective or suitable for use on a domestic lawn The best approach is to consider your goals and choose with these in mind Spring Summer Autumn Winter Other Products New Lawns Spring is the time to apply high nitrogen fertiliser for lush green growth A product with a high percentage of slow release nitrogen will prevent excessive growth so no extra mowing is required It will also maintain the lush green growth right up until the next treatment in the summer In autumn it s appropriate to use a product high in potassium This will strengthen the roots and prepare the grass for better disease resistance through the winter ahead Products containing iron Fe or magnesium oxide MgO can be used any time of year to quickly green up the lawn Products containing high levels of iron are also used for their moss blackening properties which can help with moss control Biostimulant liquids can be used in the warmer months to boost soil health What is XCU 8 In summer you can save time and money by applying a product with a low risk of scorching the grass so that it doesn t need to be watered in Organic material and biostimulants e g seaweed extract can also be applied to increase drought tolerance keeping the lawn greener for longer and helping it recover quicker Avoid applying high levels of nitrogen in winter as this will cause soft growth that is susceptible to disease Due to the low soil temperature the lawn will often become dormant so any fertiliser applied should be low in nutrients New lawns will establish faster and more successfully with an application of fertiliser Apply a high phosphorus feed before seeding or under new turf to support the new growth Encourage customers to water new lawns until established to increase the chance of success Nutrient core Sulphur layer Polymer layers XCU is a slow release nitrogen granule that is included in many SmartLawn products The unique coating on the granules gives it up to 3 months longevity allowing the lawn to stay fed until the next treatment Unlike other coated products the coating of XCU consists of a third polymer layer between the nutrient core and the outer layers providing extra protection and impressive reliability
How to choose the correct fertiliser  Finding the right fertiliser product for professional lawn treatments can seem compl...
Designing a Treatment Plan Design your treatment plan to suit your business Start by selecting the fertiliser products you wish to apply based on the results you want to achieve Then you can arrange the application periods based on how many applications you want to offer and or the longevity of the products Avoid hungry gaps by applying the next treatment just as the previous one is nearing the end of its longevity period In the examples below we have provided plans for three different scenarios to get you started Luxury Lawn 4 5 Applications Application Periods Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec First and Last Liquid Iron 6 Where required Ultimate Drought Safe AutumnGreen Standard Lawn 4 Applications Application Periods Jan Feb Mar Apr First and Last 6 Fe Ultimate Drought Safe New Lawn Renovation 4 Applications Application Periods Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun First and Last Seed Starter Ultimate The coloured blocks above indicate the time period in which the product could be applied as a lawn treatment Please note that seasons can vary in temperature from year to year treatment application periods may need to be adjusted to suit 9
Designing a Treatment Plan Design your treatment plan to suit your business. Start by selecting the fertiliser products yo...
Granule Size Sometimes referred to as SGN or particle size the granule size of a product relates to the size of each granule in the fertiliser Most SmartLawn fertilisers are available in a choice of two granule sizes allowing you to choose the one that suits your needs There is no need to worry about the height at which the lawn will be mown both sizes are suitable for any domestic lawn Lawn Grade 2 3mm Mini Grade 1 2mm Good coverage even at low application rates Easy to apply Quick to dissolve Covers large areas quickly More particles per square metre mean this product is less likely to cause speckling when applied at lower application rates Smaller granules dissolve quicker and do not hang around on the surface for as long Fast release nutrients will be available to the plant quicker Low visibility after application Small particle size allows product to settle discreetly on the soil level out of view Visible granules help you avoid a patchy lawn by being able to see where product has and hasn t already been applied Larger heavier granules allow a wider spread as the product is able to fly a greater distance High visibility after application Customers can see the product on the lawn and feel assured that a treatment has been carried out Spreader Settings Where available spreader settings for each product will appear on the product label Product Type Granule Size Fast Release e g First and Last Slow Release e g DroughtSafe Mini Grade 1 2mm Spyker 4 25 Accupro 2000 or SR 1 4 O Lawn Grade 2 3mm 5 25 4 S Mini Grade 1 2mm 4 75 4 P Lawn Grade 2 3mm 5 Suggested spreader settings for 25 35g sqm single pass full rate 4 R The above settings are for guidance only Actual application rates may vary depending on many factors including walking speed spreader upkeep and weather conditions Did you know we supply spreaders Ask one of the sales team about our range of quality granular spreaders for more information 10
Granule Size  Sometimes referred to as SGN or particle size, the granule size of a product relates to the size of each gra...
Spreader Calibration In order to get the best results from your granular fertiliser we recommend calibrating your spreader for each product used Great results every time Save money by not over applying Calibrate your spreader by calculating the application rate for a known setting Adjust the setting as required to give the desired application rate Keep a record of spreader settings for each product to save time with each application How to calibrate your spreader During calibration the spreader should be pushed by the intended operator Spread width should be observed for each setting and product calibrated This method is suitable for most push along and hand held spreaders Place a known quantity of fertiliser in the hopper Walk a set distance e g 1 0 metres at normal walking speed Empty the hopper and weigh remaining product Use method below to calculate your application rate Adjust your spreader settings up down until you get the desired rate How to calculate the effective application rate 1 Starting product weight g Remaining weight g Product used g 2 Spread distance m x Spread width m Area covered sqm 3 Product used g Area covered sqm Application rate g sqm 11
Spreader Calibration  In order to get the best results from your granular fertiliser we recommend calibrating your spreade...
UltimateTM 22 5 1 0 2 5 MgO 50 of N from XCU A premium spring and summer fertiliser suitable for use on any domestic lawn This particular blend is extremely popular in the spring Ultimate is formulated with XCU slow release nitrogen to maintain lush growth for up to 3 months without the need for excessive mowing A proportion of fast release nitrogen is available for green up and lush growth after application Application Rate 25 35 g sqm Unit Size 20kg Unit Coverage 570 800 sqm The release pattern of Ultimate is perfect for spring applications Your customers will see a green up and growth improvement just a few days after treatment Ultimate can be applied once the threat of frost is over until late summer Application from March to August is recommended Main Application Period Jan 12 Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UltimateTM  22-5-1 0  2.5  MgO  50  of N from XCU     A premium spring and summer fertiliser suitable for use on any domes...
Healthy looking lush growth that won t require excessive mowing We know that your customers expect to see a difference after treatment but they don t want to be mowing the lawn excessively because of it Ultimate is designed to give maximum impact without causing excessive growth The XCU in this blend will feed the grass slowly over the full 3 months until you return for the next treatment Fast and Slow Release Controlled Growth Good Green Up Understanding Nitrogen Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for grass growth Applying nitrogen in high quantities in the spring and summer encourages lush grass growth and good colour Nitrogen also encourages grass to tiller send out side shoots so is great for thickening up the lawn after scarification Applying too much fast release nitrogen can cause scorching Our spring and summer lawn fertilisers should not cause scorching when applied as per pack instructions In the colder months it is advisable to use low nitrogen feeds as new growth in cold temperatures can easily become diseased 13
Healthy looking, lush growth that won   t require excessive mowing We know that your customers expect to see a difference ...
DroughtSafeTM 1 9 3 9 1 00 of N from XCU and Organic sources Our best selling summer lawn fertiliser for use on any domestic lawn DroughtSafe is formulated for application in the summer when high temperatures and lack of rainfall prevent application of other fertilisers The coated nitrogen XCU allows for slow and steady release once the rain returns The organic component adds numerous other benefits depending on which granule size you choose Application Rate 25 35 g sqm Unit Size 20kg Unit Coverage 570 800 sqm Since DroughtSafe is formulated without any fast release nitrogen the nutrient release pattern is evenly distributed throughout the 3 month period DroughtSafe can be applied at any time in the spring or summer It can also be applied in drought conditions and does not need to be watered in Main Application Period Jan 14 Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
DroughtSafeTM  1 9-3-9  1 00  of N from XCU    and Organic sources  Our best-selling summer lawn fertiliser for use on any...
Organic Content Controlled Growth Non Scorch Choose your organic source DroughtSafe is available in two granule sizes each made with a different source of organic nutrients Chicken Manure Crumbs Choose Mini Grade 1 2 mm for a blend made with composted chicken manure the traditional choice that naturally contains trace elements and has stress relieving properties If you prefer something larger go for the Lawn Grade 2 3mm this contains our unique plant based ingredient Onyx The perfectly round black prills of Onyx provide amino acids and sugars to the turf promoting good soil biology and a healthy lawn It s worth remembering that no fertiliser can stop a lawn going brown due to drought in the summer months Even the healthiest lawns will go into a dormant period if no water is available DroughtSafe is formulated to help maintain a green lawn as long as possible in these conditions and also prepares the lawn for faster green up when the rain returns What causes scorching Scorching of a lawn occurs when high levels of salty standard release nutrients are applied to the leaves or soil Just as salt is used to reduce the water content of cured meats such as beef jerky the salty fertiliser draws moisture out of the plant through the leaves or roots In the summer this problem is amplified because water is already evaporating at a high rate from the leaves and soil The traditional way of avoiding scorched lawns is to apply fertiliser products when rain is expected or if available to artificially irrigate the lawn with a hose or sprinkler system This is not always ideal as there may be periods of time when no work can be carried out and no money earned The ideal situation would be to apply a fertiliser that will not scorch the lawn even if it is not watered in 15
Organic Content Controlled Growth Non-Scorch  Choose your organic source... DroughtSafe is available in two granule sizes,...
AutumnGreen TM 1 0 5 1 0 2 MgO 50 of N from XCU A premium fertiliser perfect for application in the autumn to prepare the lawn for the cold months ahead AutumnGreen is formulated with low levels of fast and slow release nitrogen to maintain green colour through the season but also to avoid disease prone soft growth Application Rate 25 35 g sqm Unit Size 20kg Unit Coverage 570 800 sqm AutumnGreen is formulated for 3 months longevity and is perfect for application in the autumn to maintain lawn colour and vigour The main application period for this product is August to October It can also be used as an early spring treatment in February and March if temperatures allow Main Application Period 16 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
AutumnGreen TM  1 0-5-1 0  2 MgO  50  of N from XCU     A premium fertiliser perfect for application in the autumn to prep...
After scarification and aeration Autumn is a great time of year for scarification and aeration but without an application of fertiliser afterwards the lawn may be at risk of looking thin and weak during winter Applying a balanced fertiliser such as AutumnGreen encourages the lawn to thicken up in time for the colder months without causing too much excess growth The extra magnesium encourages green up without the worry of staining Fast and Slow Release Medium nitrogen level Added MgO for green up LEAVES DAMAGE LAWNS Leaves provide the perfect conditions for bacterial and fungal diseases to attack They also cause the lawn to turn yellow and create favourable conditions for moss to thrive Understanding Potassium High potassium fertilisers are traditionally applied in the autumn to prepare the lawn for the harsh winter months ahead by increasing cold tolerance and disease resistance Potassium is a vital nutrient for lawns and is required all year round It helps a lawn to green up and higher levels will not cause excessive growth Potassium also helps increase drought tolerance so it plays an important part in spring and summer formulations 17
After scarification and aeration... Autumn is a great time of year for scarification and aeration, but without an applicat...
First LastTM 6 5 1 0 6 Fe 8 Fe All variations of First Last are perfect for use from late autumn through to winter and early spring The formulation will support root development and increase plant strength for better disease resistance during the colder months Variations containing iron Fe are perfect for including moss control in your treatment saving you time and money First Last also works well as a low input early spring fertiliser to prepare the turf for lush growth in spring summer Your first and last treatment of the year TM Application Rate 25 40 g sqm Unit Size 20kg Unit Coverage 500 800 sqm First Last is a standard release lawn fertiliser with an average longevity of 4 6 weeks This product is perfect for winter and autumn treatments but also works well as and early spring treatment to prepare the lawn for the growing season ahead First Last can be applied any time of year as long as there is no threat of frost Main Application Period Jan 18 Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
First   LastTM  6-5-1 0   6 Fe    8 Fe  All variations of First   Last are perfect for use from late autumn through to win...
Fast Acting Good Value Flexible 6 5 1 0 First Last without iron Fe is available in two granule sizes to suit your preferences Either size can be paired with a separate granular or liquid iron treatment for tailored moss control Green Up Non Staining Growth First LastTM without iron will not cause staining on hard surfaces 6 5 1 0 6 Fe Green Up Moss Blackening Growth Normal application rate 25 35g sqm If applied at 40g sqm this product will cause moss to blacken 6 5 1 0 8 Fe Green Up Moss Blackening Growth Normal application rate 25 35g sqm Will blacken moss at normal application rate Warning Products containing iron Fe will cause staining if applied to hard surfaces such as pathways and decking To avoid fertilisers containing iron watch out for this warning symbol 19
Fast Acting Good Value Flexible  6-5-1 0  First   Last without iron  Fe  is available in two granule sizes to suit your pr...
Rich Green TM 5 0 0 9 Fe A popular product for treatments from autumn to early spring Rich Green provides high amounts of iron perfect for blackening moss even at normal application rates Limited nitrogen levels support some growth but are not high enough to cause soft growth that will encourage to disease Green Up Moss Blackening Growth Rich Green has a longevity of 4 6 weeks It can be applied any time of year providing there is no risk of frost Warning Rich Green is perfect for application after scarification to blacken remaining moss When applied as part of a yearly treatment programme this product can be used to maintain a beautiful green lawn all year round Products containing iron Fe will cause staining if applied to hard surfaces such as pathways and decking To avoid fertilisers containing iron watch out for this warning symbol Main Application Period Jan Feb Mar Apr May Application Rate 25 35 g sqm 20 Jun Jul Aug Unit Size 20kg Sep Oct Nov Dec Unit Coverage 570 800 sqm
Rich Green TM 5-0-0  9 Fe  A popular product for treatments from autumn to early spring. Rich Green provides high amounts ...
Black Green TM 1 2 Fe 5 MgO Black Green has the highest iron content of all the SmartLawn fertilisers It s high level of iron causes moss blackening and intense green up even at normal application rates The product also contains a high level of magnesium to support chlorophyll production for an intense green colour The homogeneous granules mean that an even colour can be achieved when applied at lower application rates The unique manufacturing process of Black Green makes it a pleasure to apply Main Application Period Jan Feb Mar Apr May Application Rate 25 35 g sqm Jun Jul Aug Unit Size 20kg Sep Oct Nov Dec Unit Coverage 570 800 sqm Green Up Moss Blackening Black Green can be applied any time of year providing there is no risk of frost Recommended application times are September to March The product has a longevity of 4 6 weeks Understanding Iron Black Green is perfect for application after scarification to blacken any remaining moss When applied as Iron is a micronutrient that is essential for chlorophyll part of a yearly treatment production in all plants Applying iron to the lawn causes a programme this product can quick green up response without causing extra growth making be used to maintain a it great for use as a winter lawn treatment High applications of beautiful green lawn all iron cause moss to blacken though we are not sure exactly why year round this happens Unfortunately iron products can rust and cause staining if left on stone and wood and for this reason they should not be used to treat moss on hard surfaces 21
Black   Green TM 1 2 Fe 5 MgO  Black   Green has the highest iron content of all the SmartLawn fertilisers. It s high leve...
Liquid Iron Treatments Iron is an essential micronutrient for the production of the green pigment chlorophyll When applied to lawns as a liquid it can rapidly improve colour making it perfect for winter treatments when the application of other fertilisers is discouraged Liquid applications of iron are favoured by many lawn care technicians due to their ease of use and ability to strictly control coverage thus preventing application to hard surfaces which can lead to staining The following products can be applied any time of year For best results it is better to apply in damp conditions or when rain is expected An improvement in colour can often be seen within hours of application The product will have a longevity of 2 6 weeks Liquid Iron Warning Products containing iron Fe will cause staining if applied to hard surfaces such as pathways and decking To avoid fertilisers containing iron watch out for this warning symbol 20 L 6 Fe 1 Mn 2 N SmartLawn s liquid iron offers an easy option for winter treatments The added manganese and nitrogen help to further improve the green up response Simply add the required amount to your knapsack fill with water and start spraying No dissolving required For green up For green up blackening 300ml per 1 00sqm 900ml per 1 00sqm in a knapsack of water in a knapsack of water 30 litres per hectare 90 litres per hectare 1 x 20 litre will treat up to 6 600sqm Soluble 20 Iron 20 kg Soluble iron offers very good value for money It dissolves easily in cold water and can then be used like any other liquid iron product For green up For green up blackening 80 1 00g per 1 00sqm 240 320g per 1 00sqm in a knapsack of water in a knapsack of water 8 1 0kgs per hectare 24 32 kgs per hectare 1 x 20 kg will treat up to 25 000sqm 2 5 hectares 22
Liquid Iron Treatments Iron is an essential micronutrient for the production of the green pigment, chlorophyll. When appli...
Moss Causes and Remedies Moss grows well in damp cool conditions It has remarkably high drought tolerance and requires little nutrition making it easily able to outcompete lawn grass and eventually take over the whole lawn Moss can be treated in the short term with scarification and an application of iron Fe but for a long term solution it is best to look at the causes of the problem The table below shows the most common causes of moss growth in a domestic lawn For more information on any of the following remedies please ask a member of the GreenBest sales team Cause Remedy Poor drainage Aeration Acidic soil Applications of lime Thatch build up Scarification Leaves left on lawn Regular removal of fallen leaves Poor nutrition Increase nutrient input Shady area Reduce shade or overseed with shade tolerant grass species Mowing height too low Raise mowing height Infrequent mowing Increase mowing frequency Poor air circulation Clear objects plants restricting air flow Damaged areas Repair worn patches with turf or seed as soon as possible 23
Moss  Causes and Remedies  Moss grows well in damp, cool conditions. It has remarkably high drought tolerance and requires...
Seed Starter 6 1 0 8 2 MgO 30 XCU Applying a fertiliser after seeding or laying turf will give a new lawn the best start possible Seed Starter has a variety of applications and can be used wherever new lawns are seeded or laid Application Rate 25 35 g sqm The product s high phosphorus content encourages strong root growth Low levels of fast and slow release nitrogen encourage strong shoots to develop and support healthy growth of the new plants for at least 3 months Magnesium is also included to facilitate production of chlorophyll leading to strong healthy plants Seed Starter can be applied in the spring or early autumn It can be used after seeding a new lawn or over seeding a thin or scarified lawn If laying turf work the product into the top layer of soil at the recommended application rate prior to laying the turf as this will encourage new root growth and better establishment Unit Size 20kg Unit Coverage 570 800 sqm Main Application Period Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Faster establishment Increased seedling count 24
Seed Starter  6-1 0-8  2 MgO 30 XCU    Applying a fertiliser after seeding or laying turf will give a new lawn the best st...
Lawn seed Our blended lawn seed is suitable for use in domestic gardens parks and amenity areas The seed varieties used in these blends have been chosen because they are quick to establish hard wearing and slow growing Lawn seed should be scattered at 35 50g sqm 350 500 kg ha A soil temperature of 6 C or above is required for germination and for this reason the recommended application period for seed is from March to September Economy Lawn Back Lawn A basic mix for any lawn Not just for back gardens Suitable for any lawn 1 00 Perennial Ryegrass Fescues 70 Creeping Red Fescue 30 Turf Perennial Ryegrass Shaded Lawn Fine Lawn A blend of species tolerant to low light levels perfect for shaded lawns A blend of fine turf species for that perfect lawn 55 Creeping Red Fescue 60 Creeping Red Fescue 20 Chewings Fescue 1 5 Slender Creeping Red Fescue 5 Highland Bent 20 Hard Fescue 1 5 Slender Creeping Red Fescue 5 Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass 5 Highland Bent Understanding Phosphorus Phosphorus is required in smaller quantities than nitrogen and potassium but it still plays an important part in the health of the lawn Among other roles phosphorus is involved in plant growth and development making it especially important for new lawns High phosphorus fertiliser is often used in agriculture for seed production It is not necessary to apply excessive amounts of phosphorus to lawns as they should not be allowed to produce seed 25
Lawn seed Our blended lawn seed is suitable for use in domestic gardens, parks and amenity areas. The seed varieties used ...
Wetting Agent Non ionic wetting agent Wetting Agents Wetters are surfactants They reduce the surface tension of water helping it to spread further and wet surfaces A wetting agent enables the water to penetrate the soil faster moving it away from the sward and deeper into the rootzone A non ionic wetting agent that has been developed for use on amenity grass but also works very well on domestic lawns It is specially designed to help prevent the occurrence of localised dry patch LDP which can inhibit healthy grass growth in the summer months Application Rate 2 5 ml sqm Monthly Programme Unit Coverage 1 L 200 500 sqm 1 0L 0 2 1 hectares Initial application 200 400ml per 1 00sqm in 5 1 0L of water Subsequent monthly applications 1 00 200ml per 1 00sqm in 51 0L of water 90 Day Programme Initial application 500ml per 1 00sqm in 5 1 0L of water Subsequent application 90 days later 500ml per 1 00sqm in 51 0L of water For best results throughout the summer it is recommended that you start application of in the early spring as a preventative measure Apply with a knapsack sprayer or watering can Apply with plenty of water to ensure the product is washed evenly and thoroughly into the soil This product can be tank mixed with other fertilisers and chemicals but we recommend you check compatibility with a jam jar test prior to use Main Application Period 26 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wetting Agent  Non-ionic wetting agent Wetting Agents  Wetters  are surfactants. They reduce the surface tension of water,...
Professional water management for domestic lawns SmartLawn Wetting Agent benefits and features Reduces dry patch in the summer Increases applied fertiliser efficiency Quick even uptake of rain water Low foam formulation Restores colour faster Long lasting residual effect Fully biodegradable Non scorch Understanding Localised Dry Patch LDP Dry patch arises from hydrophobic water hating soil conditions often caused by natural fungi and plant breakdown Hydrophobic soils can inhibit even distribution of water in the soil starving grass roots of adequate moisture water soluble nutrients and applied treatment chemicals Application of a suitable wetting agent eliminates hydrophobic conditions and allows water to spread evenly and quickly through the soil 27
Professional water management for domestic lawns SmartLawn Wetting Agent benefits and features   - Reduces dry patch in th...
Liquid ONYXTM Biostimulant Liquids Onyx is an organic plant based biostimulant liquid It is rich in organic matter and amino acids and also delivers significant levels of nitrogen potassium and trace elements Onyx is a dark black liquid and is sweet smelling It helps to create a healthy soil environment which leads to a happy disease free lawn Onyx is an effective way to reduce stress in lawns and add nutrients Its sugar and amino acid content act as food for beneficial soil microbes whilst the other nutrients benefit the grass directly Application rates 1 00 200ml per 1 00sqm 1 0 20 litres per hectare as a biostimulant 400 600ml per 1 00sqm 40 60 litres per hectare as a fertiliser feed Unit size 20 L Unit Coverage 0 1 2 hectares Contains NPK 5 3 0 1 6 2 5 Sugars 3 6 Trace Elements Calcium Copper Iron Manganese and Zinc Amino Acids 9 2 Alanine Arginine Aspartic Acid Cystine Glutamic Acid Glycine Histidine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Proline Serine Threonine Tyrosine Valine Seaweed Extract Seaweed has been used as a fertiliser for centuries and in addition to supplying nutrients is known to have many beneficial effects on grass Our seaweed extract liquid is manufactured from Ascophyllum nodosum harvested from the west coast of Ireland Seaweed products contain natural growth stimulants such as hormones that encourage plants to use applied fertilisers more efficiently The product also includes trace elements to relieve stress in the lawn Application rate 200 400ml per 1 00sqm 20 40 litres per hectare Unit size 20 L Unit Coverage 0 5 1 hectares Contains 8 Seaweed Solids Natural Growth Promoters Cytokinins Auxins Gibberellins 28 Trace Elements Sulphur Calcium Magnesium Iron Copper Zinc Boron Manganese Amino Acids Alanine Arginine Aspartic Acid Cystine Glutamic Acid Glycine Histidine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Proline Serine Threonine Tyrosine Valine
Liquid ONYXTM  Biostimulant Liquids  Onyx is an organic, plant-based biostimulant liquid. It is rich in organic matter and...
What is a biostimulant A biostimulant is an organic material that enhances plant growth and development There are many benefits to biostimulants when applied as part of a lawn s nutritional program The active ingredients found in biostimulants include plant hormones enzymes humic acids sugars and amino acids They can act directly on plant roots to encourage nutrient uptake and growth or they can indirectly benefit the plant by encouraging and maintaining healthy soil biology These products can be tank mixed with fertilisers and other chemical to aid uptake and protect the turf but a jam jar test is recommended to test compatibility prior to mixing Our biostimulant products can be applied at any time of year but will be most effective when the soil temperature is above 5 C They will not scorch but for best results you should apply in damp conditions or when rain is expected What are the benefits of applying a biostimulant product Greener lawns for longer Improved photosynthetic efficiency Increased drought tolerance Higher light and heat tolerance Increased soil moisture retention Lush strong growth Improved growth and root development Disease resistance Efficient use of applied nutrients 29
What is a biostimulant  A biostimulant is an organic material that enhances plant growth and development. There are many b...
Iron Stain Removal Fertilisers containing iron are valuable to the lawn care industry They are easy to source relatively safe to use and very effective Unfortunately they can cause orange brown staining to occur on hard surfaces such as decking and paving These stains are often quite difficult to remove and can affect relationships with your customers Due to the huge range of hard surface materials used in modern gardens and their differences in porosity texture and stability there is no cure all for iron staining Results from each cleaning method will vary The generally accepted approach is to try a few methods until you find something that works It is always recommended that you test each remedy on a hidden area first Prevention Spray liquids away from hard surfaces Immediately rinse liquid iron products from hard surfaces with plenty of clean water Brush blow granular products off of hard surfaces after application Request that your customer does not mow or walk on lawn for 1 2 days after application Mechanical Vigorous scrubbing may help to remove the worst of the staining Acids and Chemicals A variety of acids have been known to help They must be allowed to react for a few minutes before scrubbing and rinsing well A number of repeat applications may be required Fresh Lemon Juice Citric acid Spirit Vinegar Acetic acid Stain removal products see opposite for more details Always read the product information and label before use 30
Iron Stain Removal Fertilisers containing iron are valuable to the lawn care industry. They are easy to source, relatively...
The products on this page have already proved popular with our customers We offer two products depending on the type of surface you are trying to clean Product information and Material Safety Data Sheets for these products can be found on our website Lithofin Rust Ex 500 ml Treats 5 sqm To remove rust from natural and artificial stone quarry tiles concrete etc Acid free also suitable for marble and limestone Directions for use 1 Apply a small amount of product to the stain and spread with a brush Product colour will change to violet as part of the reaction 2 Brush and rinse off with plenty of water after a maximum of 1 0 minutes 3 Repeat process if necessary Remaining violet discolouration will fade over time Lithofin BERO 1 Litre Treats 7 1 5 sqm Concentrated product for use on ferrous hard stones such as Serizzo Calanca Cresciano etc Directions for use 1 Dilute 1 7 with water apply evenly to surface 2 Allow to work for 4 8 hours In case of stubborn discolouration allow up to 24 hours Protect the surface from contact with water during this time 3 Rinse surface with water 4 Repeat process if necessary Do not use on polished marble or lime stone aluminium zinc etc See the difference Iron stained natural stone treated once with Lithofin Bero 31
The products on this page have already proved popular with our customers. We offer two products depending on the type of s...
Other Services Soil Testing Identifying the reason behind a problematic lawn cannot always be done through visual inspection alone If you feel a soil analysis is necessary then we can help All soil samples are sent to an independent laboratory for analysis Once the results are back we will then return them to you along with our interpretation and recommendations If you need further advice on suitable treatments then we can advise you further Choose from three levels of analysis Basic Soil Test S1 P K Mg pH Lime Recommendation Broad Spectrum Soil Test BS P K Mg pH Lime Recommendation Ca S Na Mn Cu Fe Zn Mo B CEC Broad Spectrum Extra Soil Test BSE P K Mg pH Lime Recommendation Ca S Na Mn Cu Fe Zn Mo B CEC Organic Matter Sand Silt Clay Soil texture classification Free interpretation is included with each sample analysed Analysis prices vary please ask a member of the team for an up to date price list 32
Other Services Soil Testing Identifying the reason behind a problematic lawn cannot always be done through visual inspecti...
Bespoke Blending In addition to the tried and tested SmartLawn range of fertilisers we are also able to offer bespoke blends We can work with you to design a product that fits the needs of you and your lawn care business Our bespoke blends are made to order and unlike other manufacturers we usually have no minimum order requirement For next steps and pricing please have a chat with a member of the sales team who will be happy to advise you Book In Deliveries To help make deliveries as smooth as possible we use a transport company that offers a book in service This service allows you to receive a phone call from the incoming depot to arrange a delivery date that best suits you You will then be able to contact the delivery company again should you have a question about the delivery or need to contact them on the day of the delivery No surprise deliveries Direct contact with the transport company Maximum flexibility The book in service costs the same as standard 2 3 day delivery service and all deliveries are fully trackable by the GreenBest team For information on this and the other delivery services we offer and to find out which one best suits you please talk to a member of the sales team Lawnforum Networking and Education Events Lawnforum is a new series of regional lawn care events held by GreenBest Heavily based on feedback from our customers they are designed to support discussion networking and provide fertiliser education for the growing lawn care industry For more information on upcoming events please check our website or speak to a member of the sales team 33
Bespoke Blending In addition to the tried and tested SmartLawn range of fertilisers, we are also able to offer bespoke ble...
Mo Product Range 6 5 1 0 8 Fe 1 2mm 2 3mm Seed Starter 6 1 0 8 2 MgO 50 XCU 1 2mm Black and Green 1 2 Fe 5 MgO 1 2mm Rich Green 5 0 0 9 Fe 1 2mm Liquid Iron 6 Fe Soluble Iron 20 Fe Wetting Agent Non ionic wetting agent Seaweed Extract 8 Seaweed solids ONYX Liquid 5 3 0 1 6 2 5 organic based liquid Other NPK products are available through our bespoke blending service Lawn seed Fine Lawn Seed blend for fine lawns Shaded Lawn Seed blend for shaded lawns Back Lawn Seed blend for standard lawns Economy Lawn Economy seed blend Other products Lithofin Bero Acid based iron stain removal Lithofin Rust Ex Non acid based iron stain removal Fertiliser spreaders and sprayers are also available Please ask for current stock information 34 ol n tr 6 5 1 0 6 Fe 1 2mm 2 3mm Co 6 5 1 0 1 2mm 2 3mm r First Last ss 1 0 5 1 0 3 MgO 50 XCU 1 2mm 2 3mm n te AutumnGreen Wi 1 9 3 9 1 00 XCU Organic 1 2mm 2 3mm mn DroughtSafe er 22 5 1 0 2 5 MgO 50 XCU 1 2mm 2 3mm mm g ri n Ultimate tu Au Su Sp Fertiliser
Mo  Product Range  6-5-1 0  8 Fe  1 -2mm   2-3mm  Seed Starter  6-1 0-8  2 MgO 50 XCU     1 -2mm   Black and Green 1 2 Fe ...
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GreenBest Ltd Unit 2 The Marsh Henstridge Somerset BA8 0TF UK Telephone 44 0 1 963 364788 Fax 44 0 1 963 364789 Email info smartlawnfertiliser co uk Made in the UK www smartlawnfertiliser co uk www greenbest co uk
GreenBest Ltd  Unit 2, The Marsh, Henstridge, Somerset, BA8 0TF, UK Telephone   44  0 1 963 364788 Fax   44  0 1 963 36478...