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A bit about Mike Seaton, the Founder of the Lawn Society

Being a lawn specialist is a bit like being a Doctor at a party. 

A friend of mine is a Doctor, who when at a social gathering where the majority of people do not know he is a Doctor (as they have never met him before) enquires as to his profession; he tells them that he is an Undertaker.  This action stops the deluge of questions seeking advice on a particular health matter or problem.

Being into grass and lawns is exactly the same for me.  I keep a folded up £20.00 note in my wallet for the first person who spontaneously informs me that they have a great lawn when the conversation gets round to my profession. 

The majority of people get embarrassed, particularly during the BBQ and garden party season, ashamed of the state of their turf. People I meet enquire if I play golf and I say no, I drive one and go yacht sailing to get as far away from grass as possible!  I always believe in practising what I preach and I have great turf.

It may suffer like everyone else with some erratic mowing because the weather is a bit wet when I plan to mow it and the dog leaves a few marks but on the whole it is dense, green, consisting only of healthy desirable grasses and great to walk on in bare feet.

Of course, I am never happy with it and although I own an old Ransomes Marquis cylinder mower, I mostly resort to the rotary as it suits the time availability devoted to mowing the lawn.

In today’s technological world where we have labour saving gadgets and a life controlled by Information Technology the basic core science of turf culture has not changed.  We have had make-over programmes on the television, numerous gardening magazines and advisory organisations that assist us with our gardens, large and small and irrespective of budget. It has taken until now for a Team to endeavour to raise the very low profile of the quintessential British lawn!

The lawn is after all the carpet of the room outside and the lawn is often the largest part of the garden and the most neglected by many.

The knowledge base found on this web site is supported by over 26 years; hands on practical, technical and commercial experience in the sports and leisure industry.

With a structured career path ranging from a humble Groundsman marking the white lines on a football pitch or preparing a first class cricket wicket, or selling turf care products to the professional industry to treating weeds on golf courses and renovating lawns large and small for everyday people or Royalty.

You see, they all have a problem lawn so why should you be different?

I sincerely hope that we can assist you with your lawn through the work of The Lawn Society.

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