Kit tests, market reports & buyers guides

AS-Motor AS 531 E-Procut mower being demonstrated

Which new battery mowers suit professional gardeners?

Heat mapping: displays high-wear areas - image: HW

Pitches - synthetics solutions

New technology can record, trace and predict maintenance activities for all types of artificial surfaces, Sally Drury reports.

Seed selection: consider the amount of wear, likely inputs, visual merit and tolerance to cold, shade, drought, salt and disease - image: ICL

Pitches - seeds and consumables

The right seeding and inputs are essential for keeping grass in top condition and ensuring that pitches look and perform at their best, says Sally Drury.

Pegasus S4: latest model is the lowest-maintenance wide-area mower from Trimax - image: Trimax Mowing Systems

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Are cylinder or rotary mowers the best bet to maximise efficiency, performance and productivity? Sally Drury reports.

High-torque: improved 1600 Turbo WAM out-front rotary mower from John Deere - image: HW

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Manufacturers are offering grounds professionals better models to tackle the most challenging mowing conditions, writes Sally Drury.

Automower: commercial trials carried out at sites including The Mound in Edinburgh - image: Husqvarna

Mowers special report - Rise of the robots

Some manufacturers are focusing on the development of robotic mowers for more productive and sustainable park maintenance, Sally Drury explains.