Guides & Advice

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Grass seed for golf greens

    Grass seed for golf greens

    The sheer volume of foot traffic causes many problems with maintenance, particularly on older golf courses that were never built to withstand such continuous heavy use.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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