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thick wicket seeds

Thick wicket seeds

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A high-end renovation seed mixture for use for a range of summer sports surfaces. Combines fine-leaved perennial ryegrasses to create a thick, dense surface tolerable to hard wear.

Great choice! Add Pre-Seeding Fertiliser for healthier grass and a spreader to make life a little easier!

Producing an unquestionably hard-wearing playing surface with high shoot density this mixture is suitable for a range of summer and winter sports. Quick germinating and establishment this mix recovers well from damage.

Wicket & Tennis Renovator Grass Seed

Great choice! Add Pre-Seeding Fertiliser for healthier grass and a spreader to make life a little easier!

Great choice! Add Pre-Seeding Fertiliser for healthier grass and a spreader to make life a little easier!

Great choice! Add Pre-Seeding Fertiliser for healthier grass and a spreader to make life a little easier!

Sports and Playing Fields Grass Seed

Create a dense, fine-textured surface with our Cricket and Tennis Grass Seed which includes high-quality amenity ryegrasses and fescues.

Great choice! Add Pre-Seeding Fertiliser for healthier grass and a spreader to make life a little easier!

Usually the season finishes this month so it is probably the most important for a cricket groundsman.

Continue mowing but raise the height of cut to 8mm, this will help the young seedlings to establish.

Remember through the playing season the use of the roller will have created compaction of the soil profile. This must be rectified if the existing turf and new seedlings are to establish good roots.

September

Root growth is very important for all sports turf especially on cricket squares. The roots will help to keep the surface intact in the summer when wickets are cut closer. To achieve root depth on cricket wickets it is essential to have a regular mechanical aeration programme. There are proprietary products such as Mascot Activate “R” that will help root development. However, without vertical spaces made by tining the turf will suffer due to the soil/loam used on wickets and the compaction caused by rolling.

The use of wetting agents on the outfield to prevent Dry Patch may be continuing throughout the summer months. Regular applications will help moisture reach the soil where the roots reside, helping to ensure an even turf quality.

Aim to mow the square twice a week and the outfield once a week, but this will depend on local conditions.

October

In all areas of Britain the grass should now be growing well. It may be helpful to apply further nutrition in the form of a liquid fertilizer. A suitable analysis for late spring and summer is 17-2-5 Mascot Microflow – to an area such as a cricket square this can be applied using a knapsack sprayer. Always ensure there is no residue from previous use, particularly if pesticide has been applied.

If the square is not large wickets may be becoming very worn. Pitches may be being used for the second or third time in the year. Diligent repairing of wicket ends earlier in the season will now pay dividends.

If you’re considering introducing wildflowers into your garden, here’s the best method how:

The best time to sow wildflower seeds is in autumn as this will give you the earliest display of wildflowers. However, wildflower seeds can be sown throughout the year with bloom usually taking place after 60-80 days. It may be the case that the first bloom may be after the first winter of the seeds being in the soil.

Whilst wildflowers can grow virtually anywhere, some are better at growing in certain conditions that others and this is something you should take into consideration. Please note that mixes without grass will provide an ornamental display and not a year round habitat.

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Wildflower mixes for normal soil types in non-shaded areas