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Sports pitches in this dry spell

Maintenance of sport pitches in dry weather Where there is no irrigation and a soil core to 150mm depth is completely dry the grass cover is under severe stress. The worst action is to cut the grass short.  If grass cover needs mowing and is untidy lift the mowing height to between 50mm and 70m. […]

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Tearing of grass turf on grassed sports pitches

In recent weeks it has been evident that the grass turf has lifted significantly on grass pitches following heavy use – especially on rugby pitches after scrumming.  With the increased use of sand based pitches to meet drainage requirements there is a vital need to create deep-rooted ryegrass cover during the summer months before the […]

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