Who Are GreenThumb in These Parts ?
I’ve been giving Spotlight readers my insights into lawn issues as they present to us each month, for a few years now. I hope they are useful. Although we add around 200 new customers locally each year, I am still amazed how many folk out there have never heard of us. It’s not as if our vans are inconspicuous. Head Office in Wales put lots of ads/articles in the national gardening magazines, they even sponsored pitchside advertising at the last Wales vs Scotland rugby six nations match, watched by millions on the beeb !
Many of you do already know us. But for those who don’t, perhaps I should do some introductions. There’s Fiona and me (both ex-NHS, long time ago now), trying to keep the show on the road from our office and yard at Croft House outside Nairn. Actually out on the road servicing lawns are Dave, ex RAF (Inverness & Black Isle) and Doug, ex-army (Moray Coast). We’re all over 21 ! We also take on seasonal help in the autumn/winter to tackle scarifying out moss. We’ve been running this franchise for 10 years now. Head Office seem to think we are a good outfit as we were UK Franchise of the Year Runner Up 2 years ago, and have more or less permanent residence in their top 10. I tell them it’s because we have good customers !
Now the mowing season is upon us, the best advice you will hear from anyone is don’t cut the grass shorter than 1”. In our climate, scalping grass is the quickest way to get a moss infestation !
For more information about seasonal lawn improvements from just £11.25 per mth, plus useful downloads and photos, go to www.greenthumb.co.uk. Although GreenThumb is a national franchise with over 200 branches across the UK, we are locally based in Nairnshire and cover the whole Moray Firth area.