Soft Rush (Juncus effesus) is an ongoing problem for grassland grazing and hay production areas.
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
Horsetail also known as Mare’s tail and nicknamed the bottle brush plant (Equisetum arvense) is extremely hard to control due to its deep rooted nature and thick silica structure. We are often asked what will kill the horse tail weed? There are a number of methods that can be used to control mare’s tail, but … Continue reading How to Kill Horsetail/ Marestail?
It’s the start of the season – you shouldn’t just be thinking about ground care products such as weed killers, fertilisers and grass seed but you should also taking time to make sure all your grounds maintenance equipment is up to scratch. Often landscaping equipment such as knapsacks, broadcast spreaders and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) … Continue reading Check your equipment – Landscaping / Garden Equipment & PPE
If your carefully groomed garden isn’t rewarding you with the quality you deserve, it could be a problem with your soil that is preventing your plants growing healthily and vibrantly. Before throwing different things at your soil, undertake a soil analysis which will tell you the soil pH and many key nutrient levels. This helps … Continue reading What to do if your soils pH balance is wrong
Weed, pest & disease management – FREE Amenity Forum Event 1st February hosted by Progreen, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 0DN In 2017, the Amenity Forum will once again be holding a series of FREE Updating Events at locations across the UK. These events are half day in length and focus on short presentations covering current topics … Continue reading FREE Amenity Forum Event – Weed, pest & disease management
Control Bracken Now – Asulox on sale for a limited period The Asulox season is in full swing now, the supply of both 5L & 20L bottles has been completed, it’s time for the bracken spraying to begin in earnest. Asulox is THE solution for such an invasive and injurious weed that can swamp grazing … Continue reading Time to control bracken – with Asulox
Garden sprayers are designed to last for years and generally pump up sprayers are very reliable. However from time to time problems can sometimes occur, fortunately though in most instances a little bit of maintenance can repair the garden sprayer back to good working order. Our trouble shooting video below takes you through some of … Continue reading Troubleshooting & repairing your garden sprayer
EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has recommended that glyphosate is safe to be used after initial fears that it would be withdrawn across the EU. After extensive consultation across member states, looking at scientific reports and data, EFSA scientists found it; “unlikely to be genotoxic (i.e. damaging to DNA) or to pose a carcinogenic threat to humans”. … Continue reading Hope for glyphosate after EU recommendation