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What is Bracken and Our Advice

What is bracken? Bracken is an extremely difficult plant to gain control of due to its extensive underground root systems. Usually found in woodland or heath land, this plant is considered a problem due to the fact that it out-competes more desirable plants, smothering and ultimately killing them. Alongside this issue, the fronds on bracken are poisonous to cattle and...
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Seaweed Fertilisers - What are their benefits

Seaweed fertilisers are a fantastic organic option for those wanting to improve the health of their plants or turf. At ProGreen, many of the seaweed fertilisers we stock are created using the sustainably harvested Ascophyllum nodosum cold water seaweed. This is a slow-growing, large, brown macroalgae found in the clean, clear waters off the Irish North Atlantic coast. The Ascophyllum...
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Dry Patch - What is it and how can I overcome it?

Dry patch describes an area of lawn that has become dry and discoloured due to a lack of moisture. It should be noted that this is not the same as when the soil is dry as in these circumstances, once the ground has been watered, the issue is resolved. With dry patch this is not the case. In these situations...
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Oak Processionary Moths - The dangers they pose

Oak Processionary Moths (OPM) are a pest that destroy the leaves of oak trees among others. Although the damage the moths can cause to tree is great, the caterpillars of these moths that nest in trees during the spring and summer pose a severe risk to human health. Their hairs contain a protein called Thaumetopoein which can trigger allergic reactions...
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June Gardening Jobs

June is here and that means that summer is arriving any day now! The increase in light and temperature encourages plants to have a burst of growth. Not only are plants growing, weeds will also be popping up all over so it is important that you keep an eye out for them and gain control where you can. Check out...
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How and why you should control ivy

Ivy regularly divides opinions among gardeners. Some see it as a valued plant that they look after and maintain while others see it as nothing more than a troublesome weed. Does ivy really impact trees? Ivy is often seen as a plant that destroys the trees in which it grows on, however, when growing solely on the tree trunk it...
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Moss Control in Grazing Paddocks

Gaining control of moss within grazed paddocks can be a tricky task however it is necessary that it is done. Moss growth decreases the areas that grazing animals can graze from which in turn decreases the amount of nutrients that animals/horses are receiving. If left untreated you will end up losing valuable land where your animals are able to graze...
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Aquatic Weeds – how to control them and what equipment is needed

Common Aquatic Weeds Aquatic weeds are a very common issue among pond, lake or river users. There are however different types of weeds. Submerged Weeds – grow mainly underwater with only flowering shoots above the surface. They do not provide any oxygen however they do give good cover to aquatic animals Australian Swam Stone Crop Canadian Pondweed Curly Leaf Pondweed...
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May Gardening Jobs

May has arrived which means summer is well and truly on the way! It is the ideal time to make sure that all of the spring plants have been tidied up and the garden is looking pristine ready for the summer months to come where we can once again properly enjoy spending time outside in the warm weather. Take a...
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AlgoClear – What makes it ideal for cleaning patios, roofs & other hard surfaces?

For a number of years AlgoClear Pro hard surface cleaner has been the brand of choice for many professionals in the cleaning industry. At ProGreen we offer a great amateur use product, AlgoClear, which is ideal for those wanting to take matters into their own hands with regards to tasks such as cleaning patio slabs or other hard surfaces around...
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How to Get Rid of Chafer Grubs

Chafer grubs can be a menace for any garden or prized lawn owner. The grubs feed on the roots of grass which, if there are high numbers of them, can cause large amounts of damage to the lawn. This damage is usually recognised by straw-coloured areas of grass which is where the grass has become weak due to damaged roots...
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Cleaning an Artificial Tennis Court

Hard tennis courts require regular maintenance to ensure that the surface not only looks good, but it is also safe to play on. The growth of green biofilms such as algae, moss and lichen can make playing surfaces slippery, resulting in them becoming too hazardous to play on. For safety, it is essential that you get your tennis court cleaning...
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