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  1. Is your pitch cracking up in the heat?

    Is your pitch cracking up in the heat?

    Extensive periods of dry weather can cause crack-damaged soils to be a major issue, especially on sports pitches where irrigation isn’t available. Not only will this drought-induced damage cause the playing surface to become uneven, unplayable, and potentially dangerous, it can also be aesthetically unsightly and therefore damaging to a club or groundsman’s reputation.
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  2. How do I control moss in fine mown turf?

    How do I control moss in fine mown turf?

    Mosses are primitive plants that are known collectively as bryophytes. These non-flowering plants are found in a wide range of habitats – including within fine mown turf swards – and consist of a slender, soft and fleshy stem, green or brown leaves and slender roots called rhizoids which absorb water and anchor the plant.
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  3. When should I use a pre-seed fertiliser and why?

    When should I use a pre-seed fertiliser and why?

    With all the physical effort it takes to create the perfect seed bed for new grass seeds to be sown into, it is important to ensure that the soil also contains the necessary nutrients needed to enable the freshly sown seeds to establish into healthy, thriving and vigorous new plants.
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  4. Establishing grass cover on banks and slopes: Tips for best results

    Establishing grass cover on banks and slopes: Tips for best results

    The successful establishment of grass or wildflowers on sloping ground and banks is reliant on being able to overcome several unique challenges which increase in significance as the angle of the gradient increases: the steeper the slope, the greater the impact of factors such as rainfall runoff and soil erosion on the ability of freshly sown seed to germinate and throw down a strong root for anchorage into the soil profile.
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  5. A31: a SUPREME grass seed for shaded areas

    A31: a SUPREME grass seed for shaded areas

    Establishing and maintaining good grass coverage in concealed areas can be a real challenge for landscape gardeners, greenkeepers and grounds maintenance staff, especially if the area in question is heavily shaded for lengthy periods of time. The lack of direct sunlight can leave swards thin and increasingly susceptible to invasion by shade tolerant weeds and, more commonly, moss.
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  6. Scottish turfgrass demo day goes down a storm

    Scottish turfgrass demo day goes down a storm

    More than 100 greenkeepers, groundsmen and grounds maintenance contractors from across Scotland attended an amenity demonstration day at Falkirk Tryst Golf Club on 11th March, with those who braved the day’s stormy weather able to see some of the latest golf and sports pitch specific machinery and turf renovation equipment in action.
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  7. New three-way seed blend for ultra-fine golf greens

    New three-way seed blend for ultra-fine golf greens

    Germinal has introduced a new seed mixture to its Grade ‘A’ portfolio of golf-specific grass blends: containing two top-performing perennial ryegrasses and a high-ranking creeping bentgrass, A8 Ultrafine Ryegreens is the perfect ‘rescue’ mixture for the eradication of early season scarring.
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