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Community Q+A on Fertilisers

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Community Q+A on Fertilisers

This blog is based on over 20 questions asked by the TurfCareBlog community during a TurfChat Evening.Community Q+A answered by Mark Wilton shop partner. What’s Marks thoughts on applying Fertiliser before or after pre-season, is it wasted if applied just before? I'm guessing you are referring to cricket? If the plant looks hungry, then I would recommend feeding. Main thing to remember is little and often is the best practice. How much does frost affect fertiliser that has already been applied? Once applied frost won't be a problem, don't apply fertiliser though in frosty conditions for risk of scorching the plant. A question more about...

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Soil Testing on Sport Turf- How, When, Why

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Soil Testing on Sport Turf- How, When, Why

Soil testing on Sport Turf- How, When, Why? Also see my own How to Take Soil Samples on Site, at the base of the blog. Soil testing on sports turf -how, when, why is a timely blog on soil testing especially in terms of macro and micro nutrients levels, within the soil reserves. NRM are a laboratory who specialise in the soil testing and plant tissue analysis answer twelve questions, posted by our community. Some of our community questions were outside of their testing services, and have kindly been answered by Mark Wilton (MWTurfcare) who is better placed to provide answers....

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5 Reasons to Feed Your Turf This Winter

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5 Reasons to Feed Your Turf This Winter

5 Reasons to Feed Your Turf This Winter This blog explores why do we need to feed turf in the winter, with what, when especially when budgets are tight and treasurers may be looking to make savings. I am not an expert or qualified to go into this too deeply, but here is what l do know or have researched for the good of the blog. Apparently, the plant requires 13 nutrients to flourish, these are made up of macro elements, such as N, P, K, Mg, Ca and Su and micro elements which the grass plant requires less of,...

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What You Need to Know about Grass Seed

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What You Need to Know about Grass Seed

What you need to know about grass seed is based purely on most asked questions l receive and l hope this blog answers a few of your own Grass Seed Questions. Do bags of grass seed contain Poa annua or other weed seeds and if so, what percentage? How much chaff should a groundskeeper reasonably expect in a bag of grass seed? Grass seed must be certified to a minimal standard to be legally sold in the UK.  For Perennial Rye, the legal minimum standard for purity is 96%. This means that a bag should contain a minimum of 96% viable seed...

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