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grass cutting & lawn care

Professional and affordable grass cutting packages for owner occupiers,  holiday home landlords,  letting agencies & sports fields.

Top Notch have 12 years experience in lawn and grassed area management;  from regular mowing,  shaping and strimming.  to seasonal treatments such as scarification or aeration to reduce thatch,  moss & compaction and stimulate a healthy root system.

With the responsible use of fertilisers,  long expertise in weed control,  trauma repair,  worn area re-seeding and correct cutting techniques,  Top Notch professional mowing will enhance your home,  rental property or estate grounds.   Fully licensed for waste removal,  Top Notch leave every site in an immaculate condition and are happy to provide a free quote for large area grassland or scrub clearance.

lawn care calendar

spring & summer

Pembrokeshire has it's own local climate that determines your lawn care and grass cutting diary!

Spring growth here starts in April,  so an initial high cut is recommended,  certainly by the middle of the month.   As temperature and day length increases,  plan a mowing frequency of every 2 weeks until June.

June,  July & August:  Mow frequently throughout the summer months; weekly if possible and budget allows.   Top Notch can lower the cutting height to accommodate fortnightly mowing,  but remember that a tighter cut will encourage moss,  especially during extended wet periods.

If the weather is dry and hot,  growth will slow markedly,  but the grass should still be cut at least every two weeks,  with a raised mowing height if necessary,  to maintain your lawn's root health.

autumn & winter

September:  The regular autumn rains make this a surprisingly good growing month,  so a minimum fortnightly mowing frequency should be maintained.

October & November:  During these last two months of the season the cut height should be increased to match slower growth and to keep moss under control.   The last regular cut of the year will probably occur in November and Top Notch's rotary mowers have the added benefit of sucking up autumn leaves!

Winter mowing.   There is no reason to have an unkempt lawn for one third of the year!  Because of the gentle Pembrokeshire climate,  a light 'topping' cut is perfectly safe during the winter months so long as the soil is not waterlogged and no ground frost is expected within 24 hours.

weed control schedule

The broad spectrum,  systemic,  herbicides used by Top Notch are safe,  environmentally friendly,  very effective and contain active ingredients that are not found in publicly available retail products.   Common weeds such as daisies,  buttercups and dandelions are usually able to be controlled with just one application,  others,  including yarrow,  clovers and horsetail may need one or more additional treatments.

Whilst these professional herbicides are usually applied during periods of vigorous growth,  such as the spring,  summer & late autumn.  the actual treatment schedule will be determined by the specific weed species being targeted.

holiday homes & cottages

landlords & letting agents

As a landlord or agent,  customer satisfaction and safety is paramount to the success of your business.

A commercial contract means always having well kept,  inviting,  lawns.  with pathways kept clear of unsightly weeds that can pose slip & trip hazards.  Very well aware of the need to minimise disruption to your tenants occupancy,  Top Notch work quickly,  quietly and operate a strict clean site policy.

free commercial surveys

Ask Top Notch to survey your property and provide you with a no-obligation quote and schedule of works.   Simply call  01646 692 825 or  07968 342087 to arrange a free visit at your convenience.

Then relax,  knowing that the outside areas of your holiday cottage or long term rental properties are reliably maintained,  presentable and safe,  all year round!

caravan parks & camp sites

grassed public areas

Static & touring caravan parks and camping grounds all have extensive green areas in need of regular cutting,  but that are almost always in use by guests,  especially during the summer,  when mowing is most needed!

These spaces are usually much too large for walk-behind mowers and too hazardous for tractor tows,  so Top Notch employ ride-aboard rotary mowers that provide ample area coverage,  safe operation and have the added benefit of collecting their own cuttings,  leaf debris and even litter,  in a single pass.

hazard removal

Overgrown grassed areas can present a signigicant trip hazard and cause vehicle damage,  especially if unstrimmed grass is allowed to conceal utility points,  water hydrants and edge markers etc.

a free commercial quote

Call Top Notch Commercial on 01646 692 825  07968 342087 for a survey of your site and a fully costed solution that will meet your groundskeeping needs and budget!

sports fields & facilities

summer respite

The two most important aspects of mowing are height and frequency.   Mowing is also important for weed control,  so getting it right is critical.   Turf grasses cut too low limits the leaf area available for photosynthesis and will inhibit growth,  weaken the grass and increase it's susceptibility to weed invasion,  disease and injury from drought or summer heat.

Higher mowing heights encourage deeper roots and an overall healthier turf with an increased ability to acquire water and nutrients.   This,  in turn,  allows the grass to recover much faster and makes turf maintenance easier.

...in season

For Rugby,  Top Notch aim to maintain a grass height of at least 50mm throughout the season,  as you can still expect growth right through until December with enough leaf area left available for food production.   In addition to leaf area,  a direct relationship exists between the height of turfgrass and the total mass of the root system.

If the weather was to stay mild into the new year,  you may get a little growth in January,  but the first ground frosts tend to stop most. Top Notch always recommend that the last cut of the year should be accompanied by a low-nitrogen feed,  so long as frost is not expected.

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