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ICL has announced the launch of LockStar - a new residual, pre-emergent total herbicide for vegetation management in the UK.

LockStar arrives at a time when public green spaces, amenity areas and transportation infrastructure are all coming…

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In what turned out to be the hottest day of the year, the 2019 ICL Independent School Seminar, held at the illustrious Cheltenham College, saw a record-breaking number of attendees soak up a memorable day of knowledge, networking and first-class…

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ICL a key supplier for John Ledwidge

John Ledwidge has praised the consistent support he receives from ICL – particularly during what is an incredibly exciting and somewhat busy period for the Leicester City Football Club Grounds Manager.

John first became familiar with ICL…

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With an incredibly short renovation window to transform his Summer sports pitches into Winter sports pitches, Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, can’t afford to take any risks with the products he uses.

It is for this…

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Brian Scott, Course Manager at the Rosemount course at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland, believes that the success of his greens is largely thanks to a tank-mix combination of ICL’s Vitalnova Stressbuster and Syngenta’s Primo…

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The Lansdowne course at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland has seen huge benefits since using a range of ICL’s H2Pro moisture management products – according to Course Manager Craig Stewart.

Craig Stewart is the man responsible…

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Wayne Lumbard, Head Groundsman at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has reason to celebrate. Not only has the team been promoted to the Premier League, but in his opinion the pitch is at the best it has ever been throughout his thirteen-year tenure at…

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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Open forum activity

John F replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Clump forming bamboo available in several varieties is less invasive , It tends to just grow in a clump hence its description .  "
2 hours ago
Graeme Robinson replied to Neal's discussion repairing artificial grass
"I have am half way through repairing an artificial lawn that has ben burnt by a firework. Not an easy job to do by any stretch. It also has weeds coming through. When I liftef the turf the weeds are actually growing through the weep holes and along…"
9 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Gary @ LJN's discussion 7000th member and rising
"Amazing, I  didn't realise it was so high."
11 hours ago
Richard Parkinson posted a discussion
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could offer any help and guidance on a management plan template for invasive weeds and plants. I want to use the winter downtime to get all my paperwork in order for the following season. I've been unable to find a…
14 hours ago
Karsten Tomkins replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Thank you Corin. Some useful information there which I will take note of. And now I have 2 reasons to look for root barriers, I need some for bamboo also! But I do wonder about the depth of these things. I mean, how deep would an effective root barr…"
14 hours ago
Karsten Tomkins replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Thanks again John,
I just recently got concerned because a new enquirer asked me about their laurel hedge that went around the property and ended very close to the corner of their house. I said I'd never seen this causing a problem. I also told them…"
14 hours ago
Corin Doyle replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"There are a few guides that I have seen that show how far roots can travel based on tree type. These guides will tell you which trees have more harnful roots and which are fine too. Try landscape architecture books rather than gardening. If I rememb…"
15 hours ago
Fusion Media posted a blog post
The Dennis G34D cylinder mower is helping to provide a fantastic finish on the pitch at the Emirates Riverside Stadium according to Durham CCC head groundsman Vic Demain.This year has been particularly testing for Vic and his team especially with th…
17 hours ago
Gwynneth Ullyott replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Too late to cut deciduous hedges?
"Not too late at all. Better now, as the hedge is going into dormancy, than early March, when the sap is rising again. A late frost in the spring could kill off any buds that you have stimulated by cutting in Feb/ early March. "
19 hours ago
Stephen Mitchell is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
23 hours ago
John F replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Hi Karsten 
The leylandii problem was diagnosed by the clients insurance companies surveyors report , I was told due to drought conditions the tree's had taken the moisture out of the soil leading to the property needing under pinning but a differen…"
23 hours ago
Nick Shenton replied to Neal's discussion repairing artificial grass
"I'm with you paul re artificial grass , should only be used to replace an area of paving not grass . I shy away from installing it now , if its fitted in a sun trap it gets too hot to use , when dogs go to the toilet on it there is no way you can ge…"
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Karsten Tomkins replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Thank you John, That is all really interesting. Really!
I have done a cursory Google search for it. But time is precious and always compressed, so I have not done one of my hours-long in-depth searches yet.
I agree with your 3-plant list except I th…"
yesterday
Sam Aldis, Claire Forster and Nathan lewis joined Landscape Juice Network
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Sam Aldis updated their profile
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