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Don’t let worms spoil the lawn

During winter & early spring, worm casts are one of the main things that really frustrate gardeners who love their lawns. After a hot, dry summer which creates more thatch and dead grass, worm casts can become even more of a problem than normal. Ignoring casts and squashing them flat with the mower or underfoot creates an uneven surface, smothers the grass and provides an ideal seed bed for weeds to grow on. In recent years, products to control casting worms have been withdrawn from sale, but it is well known that casting worms do not like acid soils. When a soil acidifier is applied...

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Flawless decking finish

OSC, distributor of self-drilling fasteners and screws, has introduced the new CAMO Marksman Edge hidden fastener solution, specifically designed to tackle decking projects with awkward corners or angles. Handheld and designed to work with any standard drill, the heavy-duty CAMO Marksman Edge tool is perfect for no-gap deck fastening, letting you get close up to buildings, balustrades and other structures when fitting deck boards, even when working at speed. Its design means that screws are automatically lined up at exactly the right angle, with automatic spacing, even in the trickiest of...

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Duncan Ross sportsturf construction and drainage contractors has completed a major project to install drainage and renovate the pitches at Lancashire based Bolton RUFC. Four years ago Bolton RUFC would not have been able to stage a game following torrential...

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Gussie Park Redevelopment

SIS pitches has been appointed by Dundee United Football Club to install a new£300,000 state-of-the-art 3G pitch at the Club’s Gussie Park. The company has manufactured and fitted both synthetic and natural football pitches across the world including World Cup and European stadia as well as domestic league and community facilities. Scottish company Bonar Yarns is also a key partner as it is supplying the specialist yarn which is a fundamental part of the final manufactured football pitch. Steve Spaven, Sales Director at SIS Pitches told The Landscaper, “We are extremely excited to be...

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