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Planting a Wildflower Meadow

Planting & Growing Wildflowers – A (pro)green experience! Ever fancied an alternative to grassland paddocks? Eager to reduce the mowing burden of a large back garden? You are not alone – as the rise in wild flower meadow areas attests. Not only do wildflowers look like a colourful painters palette in full bloom but the … Continue reading Planting a Wildflower Meadow

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Nematodes – Dealing with soil grubs & damaged turf

The last two seasons have seen a marked rise in the awareness of Chafer grubs and Leatherjacket larvae. Unfortunately this has been in line with the increase in turf damage caused by these pests. The withdrawal from use of common insecticides such as Merit Turf and Chlorpyrifos has forced everyone to look for alternatives for … Continue reading Nematodes – Dealing with soil grubs & damaged turf

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Is your pesticide spraying equipment compliant?

All vehicle mounted application equipment used to apply professional pesticides must hold a valid test certificate – rather like an MOT for sprayers, issued under the National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS). Legislation is in place for all sectors where they might be in use, such as; agriculture, horticulture & the amenity sector. The description ‘Amenity’ … Continue reading Is your pesticide spraying equipment compliant?

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Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018 Awards

Are you, or do you know an outstanding sprayer operator? The 2018 Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year Award is now open for entries! Seeking to recognise and reward the high levels of professionalism and standards in the sector, a choice of three fantastic prizes are on offer, including a trip to a world-leading … Continue reading Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018 Awards

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How to get rid of tree stumps? The answer is Ecoplugs

Customers often ask us how to get rid of tree stumps. Once the offending tree has been cut down some species will re-sprout shoots and ten saplings grow where one once stood. Many vigorous, deciduous trees such as ash, willow, beech, lime, poplar, elm, birch, alder and buddleija will re-shoot after chopping down. Sometimes they grow directly from the … Continue reading How to get rid of tree stumps? The answer is Ecoplugs

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Providing Your Soil With the Correct Nutrients

The importance of good soil and a healthy pH for growing plants, or turf, is often overlooked. Healthy soils ensure that plants will be provided with all the nutrients they need to survive. The biggest three nutrients for plant growth are: (N) Nitrogen (P) Phosphorus and (K) Potassium. Other important nutrients are calcium, magnesium, sulphur … Continue reading Providing Your Soil With the Correct Nutrients

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