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rody kilbride named irish student greenkeeper of t (1)

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The winner of the Irish Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2018, sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, has been announced as Rody Kilbride from Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

For a number of years, ICL and Syngenta have been proud sponsors of the Irish…

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Tim Wallach replied to Tony @SM's discussion Honda Izy HRG5367
"https://youtu.be/oDVMY2tJAyg
Maybe like this...?"
2 hours ago
Lee Edwards replied to Lee Edwards's discussion Is it too late to over seed?
"Oh wow. The wife isn't going to like that. What about the occasional mow and brushing off casts? Again, thanks so much for your help. 
 
Been to wisely today and I have grass envy. Thick and bright green. They have this robot lawnmower that cuts the…"
9 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Tony @SM's discussion Honda Izy HRG5367
"Interesting, so when you cut them down to size  how did you make the joint?"
9 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Jonny Armour's discussion Average NPK for lawns per year?
"200kg per ha a year equates to 20g per m2, I assume this is just N we are talking about? 4 treatments of that a year mean each treatment should be an average of 5g/m2 max, or 4x14% N content treatments a year of 30g/m2 feed. This seems a lot to me,…"
9 hours ago
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9 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Jonny Armour's discussion Average NPK for lawns per year?
"Another factor is whether regular mulch / drop mowing. This will return around 50% of required nutrients over time, and so you halve the requirements."
10 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Lee Edwards's discussion Is it too late to over seed?
"For best results minimise activity on the lawn for around 6-8 weeks. New shoots are susceptible to foot traffic."
10 hours ago
tony forshaw replied to Tony @SM's discussion Honda Izy HRG5367
"I put mountain  bike tyers on the back wheels of my izy .the wheels lasted longer then the mower, i  just put them on my new izy,
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13 hours ago
Lee Edwards replied to Lee Edwards's discussion Is it too late to over seed?
"Hi, and thanks for the reply and advice. I basically just want a kind of flat lawn. The flattest I can possibly get really so I shall look into the tiger granules. 
Just wondering if it is OK for the kids to go on the lawn after over seeding or woul…"
13 hours ago
Niall Gibb replied to Jonny Armour's discussion Average NPK for lawns per year?
"The STRI unfortunately only look at the Chemical and Physical aspects of turf care. They don't consider the biology. They recommend high rates of applications then expensive works to remove / dilute thatch... The grass factory.
60-80 Kg per Ha would…"
14 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Lee Edwards's discussion Is it too late to over seed?
"Yes just leave be.
If you want do lessen the worm casts then Tiger granules have worked well for us. But only do if the worm casts are a real problem for you; worms are good for the soil so should be left alone where possible."
15 hours ago
Lee Edwards replied to Lee Edwards's discussion Is it too late to over seed?
"Hi Colin
Thanks so much for your reassuring post. I shall do as you have said and let nature take it's course. "
yesterday
Ben Carter replied to Dave F's discussion Starting out - part time to full time
"I started from scratch in october the winter was first winter was steady but it was a good opportunity to get adverts out and try and drum up some business and get your name about.  Winter is always hard but the last 2 winters I have been busy you d…"
yesterday
Glen Stillman replied to Agrigem - Sarah Kimm's discussion Liquid fertiliser for lawns, paddocks, veg gardens and any other areas
"Thank you Dave and Busy Bee for the comments. I'll be giving it a go next year. "
yesterday
Jack Chapman replied to Dave F's discussion Spongey grass
"With Chris - scarify harder, areate with hollow-tines, areate with solid / slit / fracture to follow. Consider Mo-Bactor type products rather than chuck on anything else. It's unlikely to be making it where it needs to be anyway!"
yesterday
Jonny Armour replied to Jonny Armour's discussion Average NPK for lawns per year?
"Thanks Richard.
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yesterday
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Spongey grass

Hi, looking for some advice please. Been looking after a lawn for a couple of years now and it has always been spongey underfoot and whilst the lawn has always looked good there’s been no appetite from the customer to tackle this.......however it’s…

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