Football field maintenance
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Football field maintenance

When I tell people that I'm the landscaper who looks after our team's football field they are really impressed, and a little jealous. I don't think they know how much work it is though - it's definitely trickier than keeping your backyard looking green. Not only does my football field need to look lush, it also needs to be perfectly even so that the ball doesn't bounce at crazy angles, and not so soft that the players boots sink in. I need to keep up with all of the latest tricks that landscapers have, and I write these up here so that everyone can give them a try on their own fields.

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  • Green Outdoor Spaces Means Smiling Employee Faces: Why Creating an Outdoor Space for Staff Boosts Productivity

    12 May 2017

    Companies today benefit from the slew of new technologies designed to increase efficiency and productivity. However, whilst focusing on technology, it is easy to overlook the human element of your business, i.e. your staff. While it is important that you provide your staff with the right tools to do their job, you should also take into account the effect that their environment has on their productivity. Nature Boosts Staff Morale and Productivity

  • When Is It Time to Upgrade to a Commercial Mower for Your Property?

    14 April 2017

    When it comes to the type of mower you use on your property, you don't want to choose a model based on the cost alone. An underpowered mower can mean more maintenance costs down the road, as you may wind up replacing worn parts or the entire mower itself more often than if you invested in a heavy-duty mower. Note a few hints that it may be time to upgrade to a heavy-duty, commercial mower for your residential property, and how it can make lawn upkeep easier overall.

  • 3 Useful Tips for Roadway Landscaping Projects

    23 February 2017

    Beautification of roadways is a common practice in many urban areas. Besides its aesthetic function, roadway landscaping tends to make driving and walking along such roads a pleasant experience. Furthermore, roadside landscaping aspects like irrigation and vegetation cover contribute to environmental conservation since vegetation acts as a habitat for various organisms. Also, vegetation on the roadway helps trap harmful greenhouse gases such as carbon. If you are looking to hire roadway landscaping contractors, you need to consider several aspects when landscaping.

  • 3 Ways To Turn Your Concrete Retaining Wall Into A Striking Landscape Feature

    28 October 2016

    Concrete is a popular choice of material for retaining walls within the garden. It's not surprising as concrete is inexpensive, versatile and incredibly durable. However, if your retaining wall is in a prominent place in your garden, such as an outdoor entertaining area, you may find a plain concrete finish isn't all that aesthetically pleasing. Fortunately, there are some simple ways that you can make concrete retaining walls much more attractive, and here are three of them.

  • How to Remove Sod From Your Yard

    25 February 2016

    If you are looking to lay down a fresh lawn, you will first need to remove the sod. Here are some tips for removing the sod using a variety of different techniques. Prepare to Remove the Sod Before you decide which method you will choose, there are some preparation steps to take first. First of all, make sure you know where all sprinklers and other aspects of the lawn irrigation system are located.