After levelling the ground and building up layers of drainage and loam we have now cemented in place post holders and inserted the posts to hold the net for the cricket nets. These nets have been designed to be quickly and easily installed and dismantled by one person.
Today we were out and about in Wellingborough at residential flat conversion Avon house. We were tasked with maintaining and shaping the shrubbery and tidying the old leaves and rubish that had been allowed to build up. This will be a regular fortnightly maintenance job to keep on top of now.
We were given the job of improving the appearance of a troublesome lawn in Pytchley near Kettering. The lawn had issues with a lack of sun in places, two medium sized trees, overhanging shrubbery and a poor topsoil base. We aerated, scarified and applied a weed and feed product to the lawn. After a few […]
We have been commissioned to carry out a garden tidy up followed by weekly garden maintenance for a property with a front, side and back garden in Barton Seagrave. As part of the job we will be assessing and repairing two water feature. One is a pond which needs the pump changed and tested, it […]
We were invited to spend the day observing and helping the end of season pitch renovations out at Northampton Town FC. Head groundsman Paul Knowles had arranged for the grass to be taken up in order to remove unwanted grass varieties such as annual meadow grass which have built up over the season. A layer […]
Late April and early May are busy times for us with the finalisation of cricket squares and the preparation of cricket pitches ready for early summer play.Below is a pitch in two stages of a seven day preparation routine. The first photo shows the pitch with its winter marking pegs still in place. At this […]
We’ve seen the recent strong winds taking down quite a few fences and panels. You don’t always need to rush out and spend a lot on a whole new fence though, this one in Kettering was repaired maintaining the old panels but replacing the posts.
Pytchley Cricket Club Square Preparations Case Study 2017 20/02/2017 – Stage one. Removal of the winter fence off. 23/02/2017 – Stage two. Tops off with a very sharp rotary mower. 07/03/2017 – Stage three. Winter fertiliser added to give it some life before spring fertiliser in 6-8 weeks. 09/03/2017 – Stage four. Tops off again […]
Time for the good bit! Having scarified, cut short and treated for ant hills already it is time to add the topsoil and seed the lawn.As you can see from the photos the addition on some seed start fertiliser is very beneficial. A few weeks after seeding and the patches have all filled in and […]
A bit of grass disease diagnosis. Looks like red thread.Red thread is a fungal diseases usually found when the turf does not contain enough nitrogen. It is usually easily treated with a good quality nitrogen based fertiliser.