At this time in the summer season when the grass cover is suffering from drought, weed encroachment can be rapid. In this dry dormant weather it is not the right time to spray – better to wait until moist conditions return and grass begins to recover. Ideally, then stimulate growth with a fertiliser application and […]
Grass has suffered considerably with the recent dry weather Where there has been no irrigation, grass cover has suffered considerably with the recent dry weather. However, grass will recover once moisture builds up in the soil and the moisture deficit is overcome. There will be the accumulation of dead surface growth and ideally, this should […]
If renovation incorporating over-seeding is planned it becomes logical to apply fertiliser to the benefit of the newly seeded species and not the remaining annual meadow grass. Once the pitch is scarified/fraise mown nutrition is best given only once the ryegrass is well germinated. In view of changing weather conditions – especially if irrigation is […]
Preparation of winter pitches in the off season is vital for a successful pitch in the season ahead
Muddy pitches soon develop where there is lack of any surface drainage – in other words the cross-gradient is too shallow.
Maintaining grass in the summer is a matter of common sense – so many of the uninformed believe. It simply incorporates a combination of mowing, aerating, soil conditioning, fertilisation, top dressing, pest control and irrigation – all standard operations. However, with today’s exacting demands of grassed sporting surfaces, the planning and execution of general maintenance […]