Guides & Advice

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Grass Species Traits

    Grass Species Traits

    There are many different grass species with unique traits. Understanding these characteristics helps you select the best option.
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  6. Seed Production & Certification

    Seed Production & Certification

    Germinal have for many years been involved in the production of grass seed within the UK. Many varieties are contract grown and inspected by our own Government approved crop inspectors.
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