Designed to apply liquid soil amendments such as gypsum, calcium and wetting agents down through the root mass of turf, the Multi-Spray is intended to produce better results than simply spraying products onto the surface.
Suited to contractor, grounds care and public highways use, the new range of tractor-mounted hedge cutters from Wessex International includes side-arm flails and cutter bar unit.
Designed for winter/spring emergency overseeding and rapid repairs to sports surfaces, J Rescue 100 from Johnsons Seeds contains 100 per cent Axcella. This turf type annual ryegrass delivers fast establishment in temperatures under 4 degsC.
Measurement is essential when it comes to establishing a fertiliser programme, says Sally Drury.
There are still challenges to be overcome despite improvements in best practice, Sally Drury explains.
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Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.
Investing in the right structure can improve growers' crops and prices, Sally Drury explains.
A wide range of benefits and cost savings can be secured by using appropriate fabrics, says Sally Drury.
Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.
Regular reviews of water supply, management and application are key for any nursery, writes Sally Drury.
A wide variety of styles, sizes and power options ensures models suitable for all jobs, Sally Drury finds.
Last winter's gales saw tree teams busy clearing fallen timber from roads and railways. To help remove the debris, woodchippers were in big demand, with new machines flying out of the stores and hire companies struggling to cope with demand. This winter, with the jet stream pushing storms in from the Atlantic, activity in the woodchipper market is again brisk, additionally fuelled by new models.
Growers are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits afforded by automation, Sally Drury reports.
Changing demand has driven the development of electric, cordless and petrol models, Sally Drury finds.
Marketing plans have come to the fore as growers' optimism has increased, writes Sally Drury.
Back pain, largely due to age, is limiting my gardening activities. Although I am fortunate in that I have two gardeners - three in late spring and throughout the summer -- I still like to keep my hand in and do whatever I can to maintain the garden to a sufficiently high standard to attract visitors. Are there any specialist gardening tools you can recommend that might help me to continue with my "pottering"?