Posts tagged: turf seeding

Keep getting the results on your winter pitch!

By , November 17, 2014 1:42 pm

The winter sports pitch groundsman has his work cut out, trying to keep the playing surface looking and performing at its best at a time of year when grass growth is at a minimum and daylight hours limited. Add to this a busy fixture list and weather conditions that stress the sward and predispose wear, and maintaining ground cover becomes an even bigger challenge.

 
Preparation is key, along with regimes and techniques that minimise further stress on the turf.Make use of favourable conditions in the autumn to get your turf in the best possible condition for the months ahead, Scarify to remove dead material and create a good growing medium for overseeding, attend to any drainage issues and top dress to level and condition the surface.

 
On local authority and school pitches which may be bordered by trees, don’t forget the importance of removing leaves and debris.

 
Use a vacuum sweeper to clear the pitch and remove any grass clippings – get as much light and air to the turf as possible, If you need to continue this as the weather deteriorates, a Trilo vacuum is the least aggressive method, making minimal contact with the turf, avoiding stress and possible damage that could occur with a flail collector. Using a Trilo blower can help take the dew off and is useful if you need to cut travel on the pitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
As winter progresses, late overseeding on may on some surfaces be suitable, this is where the Dairon RGD seeder can produce excellent results in combination with the underpitch heating and artificial lighting rigs that are commonly used.
It’s better to look after the pitch as best you can so that it is ready to scarify and seed as soon as the weather improves in February or March. In most circumstances the grass is now moving into its dormant phase and just needs protecting until the spring.

 

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

By , 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!

 

Voulez Vous Rota Dairon? Yes, says The Grass Group

By , 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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