The harsh winter is continuing to take its toll on synthetic sports surfaces across the country. Mistakenly labelled as ‘all-weather’, many facilities have been all but unusable during the recent snowfall, with some still experiencing problems even after the snow had thawed.
If maintained correctly, a synthetic sports surface should be playable in most weathers. However, the one element that such facilities cannot necessarily withstand is a drop in temperature and the…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on February 22, 2011 at 11:38 — No Comments
Etesia UK has presented a Pro46 pedestrian mower complete with mulching kit to the winner of the prize draw competition winner which was run at IOG SALTEX 2010 and within the August-November issues of The Landscaper magazine.
Terry Bates of Bates Garden Maintenance, Surrey was presented with mower by Etesia’s new Southern Area Sales Manager, Phillip Gibson at the company’s UK head quarters in Oxfordshire earlier this month where he was also given a tour of the new…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on February 17, 2011 at 10:26 — No Comments
As many schools, councils and leisure centres across the country approach a new financial year, they will soon turn their attentions to setting budgets for the next 12 months, as well as to making full use of any remaining funds at their disposal for the current fiscal term. Within this, consideration should be given to the ongoing care and maintenance of their synthetic sports surfaces, in which a large initial investment was originally made that must now be protected.
Added by Chris Bassett on February 15, 2011 at 15:02 — No Comments
Holywell Primary school of Rubery, Birmingham had lived with a problem area in front of the entrance to their school since it was first built over ten years ago. The heavily sloping bank and heavily worn areas would frequently send mud and silt onto the adjoining playground and the children would traffic dirt into the school, with the areas having to be coned off during the winter months.
Anne Farmer, the bursar at the school, thought their only option was to terrace the…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on February 15, 2011 at 12:52 — No Comments
Etesia UK have announced the appointment of Phillip Gibson as Southern Area Sales Manager covering South Wales, the South East and the South West areas with immediate effect.
Favoured by many of the UK’s top councils as well as landscapers and groundsmen, Etesia has gained a reputation for producing…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on February 10, 2011 at 10:14 — No Comments
For many years Seppi have manufactured mulching heads for excavators, some of which have ended up as replacement heads for Boom Mowers. Seppi now introduce their new line of Boom mowers. The first machines to be launched are the SBM 500 & 650 and the SBM AVS 650. These are packed with features and built to withstand the rigours of contracting.…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on February 4, 2011 at 12:29 — No Comments
Artificial turf maintenance is becoming increasingly important in 21st century sport. From leisure centres and schools to top-level pitches, the benefits of synthetic sports surfaces are recognised throughout the sports industry, and it is vital that these facilities are maintained to the correct standard to ensure that their full potential is realised. A programme of routine and specialist maintenance throughout the life of a synthetic pitch can help to ensure its longevity and safety, as…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on February 4, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments