Posts tagged: over-seeding

Cricket Renovation

By Grassgroup, August 17, 2015 9:07 am

As we near the end of the cricket season it is important to look forward to cricket pitch renovation. It is necessary to perform such a task very shortly after the last match so as to prevent the square from looking too sparse and to allow optimum regrowth before the next season.

Here at The Grass Group we have compiled some suggestions for renovating your pitch.

 

If you are looking for a complete renovation fraise mowing may be necessary.

The GKB Combinator is an apt machine for such a task, removing the top layer of grass and thatch accumulation.

For a slightly lighter approach, you can use the tractor drawn ED130 which uses its brush to collect as it scarifies. Alternatively, aggressively brushing the pitch to remove soil and debris can begin the process of renovation.

 

 

Aerification of the soil in a linear vertical, horizontal and diagonal fashion is optimal. Lots of smaller little holes tend to provide the best results. It may be necessary to flood the pitch several times in order for the ground to be soft enough for a sarel spiked roller. Our ATT TMSystem range has a sarel spiked roller perfect for the job at hand! If you use a different type of aerator, CTI tines could be complementary.

 

Next comes the OverSeeder. The small holes made during aerification have prepared the soil for the even deep spreading of the seed.

If there are particular areas that have been affected then applying a light coating of loam would be beneficial. OverSeeding can be done on a larger scale using the RGD140 or on a   smaller scale with the Seed Car.

 

 

As always, there are many different ways to renovate a cricket pitch and it is dependent on your preferences, pitch and weather conditions.

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VANMAC Field Day @ Van de Sluis Rollrasen, Luxembourg 8th October 2010

By Grassgroup, July 19, 2010 2:18 pm

 

We are delighted to extend an invitation to VANMACS TURF PRODUCERS DEMO day that will  be held at a field belonging to Van der Sluis Rollrasen in Limpach-Sanem in Luxemburg on Friday 8th October.

There will be a number of machine on show including the exciting  new TRILO rotary mower model MDR50, with a working width of 15 metres.

During the day there will  also be demonstrations of the TREBRO AUTO STACK, the TRILO SG1165 and SG670 vacuum sweepers, the KESMAC sod harvester model SH2200, the MAGNUM big roll harvester, the SCHWAB seedbed combination and the Schwab sod installers, the DAIRON seeders and DAIRONstone-buriers and the PROGRESSIVE rotary mower model TDR15.

This is a unique chance to see all these machines in action in the field.

Please click on the link below to go to the Vanmac Field Day home page, here you will find more detailed information about the day, products and address details. There is also detailed accommodation information.

http://www.vanmacfieldday.com/

Here you can also register your attendance to the event and see the exclusive preview video of the new MDR50 in action!

 

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Voulez Vous Rota Dairon? Yes, says The Grass Group

By Grassgroup, March 29, 2010 3:49 pm

The Grass Group have been appointed by the French company RotaDairon as its sole UK importer.

The company’s portfolio encompasses soil renovators and stone buriers to prepare the ideal seed bed and create a fine soil surface.  Extra material, such as compost, fertiliser, sand, or fibres can be blended in, and seeding can also be accomplished with the addition of a seed box to the machine.  The rolling capacity completes the ‘one pass’ capability.

 RotaDairons’ turf seeding and turf care machines are the most comprehensive seeding and grass renovation products on the market – for not only primary seeding (construction), but also over-seeding, slit seeding, scarifying and de-thatching.  Versions are available as pushed or pulled handy seeders, as well as self-propelled seeders or 3 point hitch seeders for tractors.  Drop seeding is catered for in compact forms, and for wider applications a pneumatic air seeder completes the line up. 

 Tim Merrell, The Grass Group’s MD, is particularly pleased with the appointment as he started his career in France, “My early days as an Agronomist were spent on a farm in France where I first came across RotaDairon.  Their range of products fit very nicely within our existing portfolio and helps us to put together a complete range of equipments for the Turf Care professional.”

 RotaDairon’s products find applications in almost every turf care situation, including local authorities, landscapers, turf producers, sports grounds, golf courses and research centres.

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