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Spring fertilisation of sports pitches

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 […]

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A vital dimension to summer maintenance

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 […]

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