Guides & Advice

Explore our guides and advice for maintaining and managing all types of amenity projects.

  1. Creating and Maintaining a Lawn

    Creating and Maintaining a Lawn

    This section concerns domestic lawns specifically, landscape architect or landscape contractors looking for detail of sowing grass seed over larger commercial areas should refer to our section, specification for the seeding operation.
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  2. Plant nutrients and soil

    Plant nutrients and soil

    Grass plants require ease of access to hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. This is facilitated by good soil structure with a high proportion of macro pores which allow adequate gas exchange and movement of soil and water which are essential for root respiration and photosynthesis.
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  3. Types of Fertiliser

    Types of Fertiliser

    The two main types of fertiliser used in the amenity sector are granular fertilisers and liquids.
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  4. Applying fertilisers

    Applying fertilisers

    Granular fertilisers can be spread by hand or by using pedestrian or tractor mounted spreaders. The important thing is to make sure the fertiliser is spread uniformly and at the correct rate.
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  5. Golf course grass nutrition

    Golf course grass nutrition

    Fertilisers: Grasses should be fed during the growing season to encourage natural growth but not to force or stimulate unnecessary growth especially early in the year.
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  6. Sowing grass on commercial landscapes

    Sowing grass on commercial landscapes

    Specification for the seeding operation: The variation in site conditions and the proposed end uses make it difficult to offer a specification which satisfies all requirements.
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  7. Racecourse and Polo Grounds

    Racecourse and Polo Grounds

    While racecourses may not receive prolonged and intensive wear throughout the year, it is significant to note that the action of the horses galloping can exert extreme downward force, especially in the landing area of fences.
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  8. Football and Rugby Pitches

    Football and Rugby Pitches

    The amount of wear imposed on grasses used in both football and rugby pitches can be extreme. And with playing seasons often extended due to inclement weather conditions, the off-season window – during which reparative works can be carried out – is often very short.
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