your perfect lawn
Lush, dense, immaculate and naturally
green. A dream lawn should have most of these qualities. A lawn has to
withstand so many different conditions whether it is in full sun or mostly
shade and yet still retain a perfect appearance.
And when it comes
to the appearance of your lawn there are so many factors to consider. There
is no perfect habitat and therefore at OGC we regard it as our task to
provide you with the ideal solutions.
OGC can offer you
complete lawn care packages to suit all budgets.
The foundations of a great
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Our seed mixtures
meet all the requirements of your soil. The special slow-release fertilisers
provide the ideal supply of nutrients to ensure a dense, luscious green
OGC stands for
quality and expertise in all aspects of lawn care. For us being good enough
is not enough, and we strive to be better. And with you, our customer, at
the forefront of our minds, we take on board your requests. For instance, we
provide you with the option of cutting and collecting or cutting and
A beautiful lawn starts with
cost seeds = Rag carpet
produces lawns with a low turf density.
If the turf does
not close densely, then airborne weed seeds are able to germinate and you can find yourself with a bed of grass that looks more like a rag carpet, very unsightly!
Quality seed = Beautiful dense carpet of grass
Choose the right
lawn seed mixture depending on usage. For example, a family lawn should be
more hard wearing. It is worth investing in the right mixture to guarantee a
fresh, green, high density carpet of grass throughout the year, the density will also help suppress the growth of
The Foundations for your dream
The most important prerequisites
for a beautiful lawn...
There are just two prerequisites
to being able to transform bald spots in an existing lawn into lush, green
carpet - the know how, and the right quality seed.
As the seed is sown, so is the lawn...
a garden from scratch , thought must be given to the trees and bushes you
want to plant as well as the position of your flower beds - these features
will provide a framework for the overall look of your garden. However, the
lawn areas must be planned, since this area tends to be the focal point of
Will your lawn be used as a place for relaxation, for
sunbathing, as a playground, or simply as a place for a friendly
get-together with family or friends? Every homeowner has their own thoughts
and plans, and each family member also has individual requirements which
need to be considered. Many homeowners imagine that simply sowing a lawn
once, that their dream garden can be achieved.
research has illustrated that many homeowners are very unhappy with the
quality of their lawns - with the colour, the number of weeds, or just a general
lack of growth and patchiness. The cause for this lies in the use of low cost
grass mixes. Less than 0.1% of total construction costs are invested in
quality lawn seed and fertilisers, thus poor results are inevitable.
Laying a new lawn
Would you like to
lay a lush new green lawn from scratch? Its easy when you know how. With
guidance from The Oxford Garden Company and the correct tools you will find the chore of laying a
new lawn simple and straightforward. And this is how we do it:
Preparing the ground
It is important to
dig over thoroughly. This can be done quickly with a sturdy digging spade or
a digging fork. If the soil is compact and loamy, try loosening it with
sand. This prevents surplus water caused by insufficient drainage. The soil
should rest for 2-3 weeks then be broken up and crumbled
into a fine tilth.
Sowing seeds and spreading
germinate particularly well in temperatures above 10 degrees, it's wise to sow
them at the beginning of may or at the onset of autumn when the ground has
been warmed up by the summer and regular rain showers make watering easier
for you. The more evenly the seed is sown the more even your lawn will be.
This is why our spreader is ideal for sowing seeds and spreading fertiliser.
The fresh seed
requires a great deal of moisture particularly in the first 3 weeks. In dry
spells, you should preferably water the area several times a day to prevent
it from drying out and to ensure germination.
The first cut
When the young,
tender blades have grown to a height of 8-10cm it is time for the first cut.
The cut however, should not be too short. A height of at least 5cm is ideal
for the first time.
Feeding your lawn
One thing is
certain: your lawn does not live on fresh air alone. Like other plants, it
needs a balance supply of nutrients in order to grow really well. With the
correct nutrients, used at the correct time you can achieve a great deal.
Your lawn will thank you for it.
The nutrients used
in a long term fertiliser are specially coated. They are gradually released
into the plant in amounts matching the lawns need.
Transform your lawn!
The two most
important factors in lawn transformation are the selection of the right seed
and the process itself. Its not only the seeding and mowing phases that are
critical, you must also ensure your plants are thoroughly watered and supplied with the appropriate
Does your lawn contain bald spots,
moss or weeds?
The Oxford Garden
Company's lawn care products can help you completely renew or revitalise
your lawn in just 6 weeks. You can transform grass into the lawn of your dreams -
all without digging it over. How do we do it? - read on to find out...
Rejuvenate your lawn without digging over
Would you like to transform that unattractive green area into a new lush green lawn? Now with or without the help of The Oxford Garden Company you can
confidently renew your lawn in 5 easy steps:
short - Cut the old grass down as far as possible. On your lawn
mower select the lowest cutting height setting. Then, remove all the
- The next step is to scarify across the lawn repeatedly both length ways
and cross ways. The more thoroughly this is done, the better, as germinated
seeds needs to be in direct contact with the soil.
Sow seed and
spread fertiliser - You may now distribute your chosen lawn seed and
lawn starter fertiliser, one after the other evenly on the well prepared
surface. The seed grains onto the ground in precise amounts.
- To protect the seeds from drying out , being blown away or eaten by birds,
carefully rake a thin layer of peat over the seeded area, but do this gently
to avoid redistributing the sown seed. If the colour of the peat gets
lighter, it is a sign that you need to water.
- Regular watering is essential for the success of lawn renewal. In the
first three weeks the new lawn surface must not dry out, and ought therefore
to be watered several times a day. In just 6 weeks your new lawn will be
dense and resilient, and revitalised.
The ideal cutting height
When mowing you must
keep an eye on the correct cutting height since cutting the lawn too short
has detrimental effects. Grass professionals recommend a cutting height of
between 3.5 and 5cm. Once you have found the ideal cutting height for your
lawn, you ought to keep this consistent. With a shady lawn the cutting
height plays an especially important role. in order to compensate for the
lack of light such a lawn needs a minimum height of 4.5cm. For all lawn
surfaces it is true to say that the better the technology of the mower and
the sharper the mower blades the more easily and more meticulously you will
manage the mowing.
Don't fray the grass
When mowing, care
should be taken to cut the surface as smoothly as possible. Frayed brown
grass storks not only look ugly, but also offer opportunity's for numerous
diseases to be able to get into the grass. In addition, the plant looses a
relatively large amount of water because of ragged cutting - a serious
disadvantage, especially in dry summer months.
The all important finishing touches
The tools and
know-how to create your immaculate lawn.
Mowing the grass is
only one part of creating a beautiful lawn. Your carefully tendered lawn
will only really look its best when all the individual elements involved in lawn
maintenance are taken care of and lawn edges adjacent to flower beds, trees and paths are neat
and cared for. When lawn grass starts to invade adjacent parts of the garden
or the lawn is full of moss and thatch it's time to take action. The Oxford
Garden Company is here to assist you. So whether you need to scarify to
remove moss and thatch or create clean edges and contours, you can rely on
us to provide you with the expertise for the task at hand.
Professional tips for the perfect lawn
grass blade growth and robust turf by cutting your lawn regularly and not
shorter than 3.5cm or 1/3 or the blade height.
your lawn of moss and thatch twice a year, this will open it up and enable it to absorb
more air, water and nutrients.
aerating: When hot and dry, you should water your lawn twice to three times a week in
the evenings, and aerate it ideally once a month.
lawns require the right nutrients twice a year. Use fertilisers which are
rich in active ingredients & have the right mixture with a slow release
Weed control: Use
products to reliably eradicate moss and weeds and at the same time
fertilise, thereby filling patches in the lawn quickly and permanently.