Biorational treatments

There is no short cut to good turf management and the starting point for any good quality turfgrass surface is good turf management:

  • regular mowing at appropriate heights of cut and frequency

  • fertilising to ensure adequate nutrients for healthy growth

  • watering in dry weather

  • aeration for soil and atmospheric air exchange

  • topdressing to maintain smooth surfaces and dilute organic matter build up

  • thatch control - physical removal of excess organic matter

 

The demands on surfaces used for sports and events may require further inputs to maintain high quality surfaces and additional expertise may be needed. There are specialists who concentrate on the soil environment by offering microbial innocents and compost tea systems, and others on the plant by promoting 'exotic' fertilisers. These subjects and products are good, but The Grass Expert treats the whole soil/plant environment, not just one half of what makes high quality turfgrass surfaces.

 

The following products help turfgass managers and lawn owners to create and maintain healthy and vigorous turfgrass surfaces.

 

Use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page to enquire about prices and delivery.

 
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healthy rootzone

 
Restoring The Soil Environment

mycortex

Restorative Power of Beneficial Microbes

Mycortex is a granulated blend containing a comprehensive range of mycorrhizal fungi, Trichoderma fungi, beneficial bacteria, humates and natural saponins. There is no inert filler in Mycortex, just 100% benefits.

 

The main benefits of Mycortex are: 

 

•   Stimulation and promotion of root growth 


•   Improved plant nutrition (especially in adverse conditions) 


•   Nitrogen fixation 


•   Improved disease resistance

•   Enhanced stress resistance (environmental, soil and toxic stress)

Apply Mycortex to new constructions at 100kg per hectare (10g per m2) and incororate into the top 50mm before seeding. Apply to established grass surfaces at 50kg per hectare (5g per m2).

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           and without (right)                                                    soil than just roots                                          the plant and mineralising nutrients

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balanced nutrition

 

Estates open to the public require high standards of presentation of grassed/lawn areas that show off the property to its full potential. Large country estates need to finance themselves through public visitors and/or country fairs and other events, often leading to large areas of damaged grass. I advise on prevention of damage and on best methods of restoration. Ornamental areas deserve the best treatments and my expertise will ‘show off’ your lawns to present your buildings and grounds in the best light.

Many people in the UK derive great pleasure from creating and maintaining lawns but do not have the knowledge or experience, leading to unecessary treatments of fertilisers and chemicals. I get many calls of "why cannot I have a great lawn?" from frustrated lawn owners up and down the country. But, help is at hand as I supply advice and biorational treatments that ensure your lawn is one of pride and pleasure without resorting to a 'chemical desert'

balancing plant nutrition

SURGE

Provides essential micronutrients to help optimise plant nutrition 

Surge is a unique formulation is a combination of essential nutrients with supporting plant intermediates and biostimulant components, including a number of compounds that have a cascade effect through the plant’s metabolism that supports growth through the year. Many have tried to copy this formulation, but we have yet to test a copy with half the nutirtional and biostimulant activity of Surge.

 

Surge optimises the plant’s ability to metabolise and translocate nutrients in the plant leading to:

  • maximum root development

  • improved stress resistance and recovery from wear.

  • support the energy systems in the plant for maximum health and development

Apply at 3 L/ha in 300L water (0.3ml in 30ml water per m2)

 

​Available in 5L polycans

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soil & plant interaction

 

Estates open to the public require high standards of presentation of grassed/lawn areas that show off the property to its full potential. Large country estates need to finance themselves through public visitors and/or country fairs and other events, often leading to large areas of damaged grass. I advise on prevention of damage and on best methods of restoration. Ornamental areas deserve the best treatments and my expertise will ‘show off’ your lawns to present your buildings and grounds in the best light.

Many people in the UK derive great pleasure from creating and maintaining lawns but do not have the knowledge or experience, leading to unecessary treatments of fertilisers and chemicals. I get many calls of "why cannot I have a great lawn?" from frustrated lawn owners up and down the country. But, help is at hand as I supply advice and biorational treatments that ensure your lawn is one of pride and pleasure without resorting to a 'chemical desert'

Healing damaged plant physiology

L-active

High quality biostimulant rich in Amino Acids

plus bioactive compounds derived from seaweed

L-Active is a truly different biostimulant, rich in natural auxins, amino acids, gibberellins, alginic acid, and seaweed derived sugars: mannitol, fucoidan and laminarin. L-Active also contains a plant extract that increases photosynthesis. L-Active contains 6% Laevo-amino, powerful antioxidants that help the plant to stay healthy when physiological processes are restricted due to drought, heat, freezing, shade and turf maintenance operations. Plants use L-amino acids to build and repair damaged leaf and root tissue, particularly the plant's photosynthetic apparatus.

When the plant's metabolism is fully active the plant is able to releases spare proteins and carbohydrates from roots into the rhizosphere (area of soil where roots grow). This is where soil microbes thrive and help to ward off plant pathogens and mineralise nutrients for plant uptake.

 

L-Active has the following benefits:

 

  • Earlier establishment from seed

  • Increased early rooting

  • Increase in photosynthetic area of leaves

  • Increased growth in shade environments

  • Increased leaf and shoot growth

  • Increase in plant carbohydrate production

  • Improved resistance to pests and diseases

 

Apply at 5 L/Ha in 300L water (0.5ml in 30ml water per m2 ).

 

Available in 5L polycans

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