Football pitch standards at all levels have steadily increased over and over during the last 10 years. You certainly don’t see a muddy pitch at professional level anymore, or even re-turfing mid-season which was common even at major venues such as Old Trafford. So why have pitches improved? this is down to several factors...
Chris Gibson, Managing Director of GGM Groundscare gives a review of what can only be described as a very unusual year! As we approach the end of the 2020 which many of us are glad to see the back of, what have we learnt? What have we dealt with? and what plans have we in place for 2021?
There are a lot of questions that come to mind when thinking about buying a ride-on mower and this blog looks into some of the frequently asked questions customers have when looking to buy a ride on lawn mower, helping to make your decision simple and stress free.
Compact tractors are usually broken down into two different category types which are designed for different applications; these are usually a ‘manual’ gear drive or a ‘hydrostatic’ oil drive. Each design has different advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to do your research and seek the correct technical advice before making a sizeable investment.
As more sand is being used these days in greenkeeping, many greenkeepers are looking towards buying a machine that has tough blades and this enables the blades to stay sharper for longer saving in both cost and man hours replacing and sharpening blades.
We’re frequently asked by greenskeepers “why is my green running slow?”. It’s a common question, and the simple answer is that it can be down to a number of different factors. To assist our customer the best we can and get to the bottom of the issue efficiently, we ask several key questions:
Mowing grass, blowing leaves and trimming hedges are just a few of the tasks undertaken by a park’s grounds keepers or landscaping crew on a daily basis, and that’s to say nothing of the additional work carried out by arborists! Of course, such effort requires the use of power equipment and with that equipment comes two things that aren’t very popular: air pollution and loud noises!
There is often confusion around the general term shredders & chippers as to what these terms mean. Fundamentally a shredder is designed to deal with all the material cut from a tree or bush a chipper is designed first and foremost to process the waste wood.
There are many factors to be considered when deciding whether to buy a ride on mower or a robotic lawn mower but in many respects the most important factor is cost. Not simply the cost of the machine and installation but also and arguably more importantly the cost associated with the time taken to cut the grass.