Guides & Advice

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

  1. 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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  2. The Hockey Pitch

    The Hockey Pitch

    While synthetic pitches have gained a stronghold in the sport of hockey, at club level, many hockey pitches are part of a multipurpose turf area and a high-quality management is required for an optimum playing surface.
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  3. Cricket Grounds

    Cricket Grounds

    Cricket is played on a surface which is possibly one of the most difficult to maintain. The grasses are subjected to extremes of maintenance with regard to mowing and rolling, both of which greatly reduce the competitive ability of the plants to survive let alone thrive.
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  4. The Bowling Green

    The Bowling Green

    Bowls has always been a popular sport. Many bowling greens are in need of greater, more specialised maintenance as their usage increases. The management of both Crown Green and Flat Rink greens is in essence similar. The management of greens is designed to produce a uniform, fast, well-prepared surface.
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  5. Tees and Fairways

    Tees and Fairways

    Golf Tees: Tees should always be designed so they can be maintained easily with reasonably sized equipment. Keeping a tee in good condition requires constant remedial work which can result in excessive wear.  Therefore, the larger the tee, the less the effect of wear will be.
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  6. Golf Greens

    Golf Greens

    The sheer volume of foot traffic causes many problems with maintenance, particularly on older golf courses which were never built to withstand such continuous heavy use. High-quality routine maintenance and renovation must be carried out by experienced greenkeeping staff if a course is to be kept in prime condition.
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  7. Dealing With Impoverished or Contaminated Soils

    Dealing With Impoverished or Contaminated Soils

    Reclamation of derelict land: As a once-proud industrial nation, Britain has historically exploited its natural resources for energy, minerals and manufacturing materials and has inevitably created many thousands of hectares of industrial wasteland and redundant brownfield sites such London’s Olympic Park.
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  8. Coastal Reclamation

    Coastal Reclamation

    Coastal areas vary enormously from one part of the country to another, but establishing a good sward on or near a coastal site can be hampered by wind and sea erosion, growing medium, soil instability and the general lack of organic matter.
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  9. Low Maintenance Areas

    Low Maintenance Areas

    Widespread economic constraints have necessarily led to changes in attitude with respect to the management and maintenance of amenity grassland. Traditionally established practices have been brought into question, especially in the areas of ecology and conservation.
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