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How much water to apply?

How much water to apply?: Knowing how much water to apply to turf is often seen as a matter of guesswork. Peter robin suggests that a more analytical approach is taken to irrigation. Firstly, why do we irrigate turf? This might seem a dumb question but let’s look at it in more detail. Irrigation applies […]

Landscaper / Gardener

Job title: Landscaper / Gardener Company name:  SAKS Property Ltd Location:  Cambridgeshire Job type: Part Time Salary info: Salary Commensurate with experience and ability To apply: Send covering letter & CV Email address  Ari@saksproperty.co.uk Closing date: 30 June 2020 Job description: VERY EXCITING JOB OPPORTUNITY. Looking for an experienced & creative individual for an IMMEDIATE START. […]

Skilled Groundsperson

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head Groundsperson SALARY: £26,000 to £29,000 per annum, dependent on skills, knowledge and experience TERMS: Full-time role subject to a 3-month probationary period THE ROLE London Stadium are looking for a Skilled Groundsperson to assist the Head Groundsperson and the team in managing and maintaining the playing surfaces to the highest standards within […]

MHM get tanked up

MHM get tanked up: “Deciding to invest in a range of fluid tanks was one of the easier decisions we’ve had to make during our ten years in business,” comments Mat Llewellyn, MHM’s managing director. “Naturally, our line of generators, lighting towers, and welders all need refuelling from time to time, so having the option […]

Hayter Harrier’s 50th anniversary

Hayter Harrier’s 50th anniversary: The Harrier range, manufactured by Hayter, the makers of the finest mowers, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. The ever-impressive range of rear-roller lawnmowers have set the benchmark for this class of mowers since its original model in 1970. The Harrier has won various accolades through the years, including the […]

Well-Being Wednesday

Well-Being Wednesday: Activity and exercise Activity and exercise are essential in maintaining good mental health. Being active not only gives you a sense of achievement, but it boosts the chemicals in your brain that help put you in a good mood. Exercising can help eliminate low mood, anxiety, stress and feeling tired and lazy. It is […]

Share your photos with us

Share your photos with us: It’s challenge time! During this unprecedented period we want you to share your favourite turf-related photo or memory. Tag us in your photos on Twitter @TurfMatters and we will re-share to brighten up everyone’s timelines. Whether it’s a photo from your current course or a previous pitch, we want to […]

Well-Being Wednesday

Well-Being Wednesday: An important part of keeping fit and healthy is to take care of your own mental health. There are plenty of things you can do to help make sure you keep yourself mentally healthy. Get plenty of sleep Sleep is really important for our physical and mental health. Sleep helps to regulate the […]

Eon Bio – a time capsule with a difference

Eon Bio – a time capsule with a difference: David Snowden discusses the benefits of improving your growing medium and why using a soil conditioner is such a valuable tool… The main benefits of soil conditioners are to improve the soil structure and therefore increase nutrient uptake and root mass. When applying to new greens […]

Surf ‘n Turf

Surf ‘n Turf: A horse’s impact on a surface, whether a racecourse or eventing track, has been much debated in sporting circles. On a professional sports stage the horse, averaging around 500kg, makes a significant collision with any surface. STRI agronomy manager, Steve Gingell, puts on his farrier’s hat to study hoof interaction with grass. […]