The Groundsman

February 2013

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32 AHEAD OF THE GAME the Groundsman February 2013 "We've switched to a new seed, Rigby Taylor's R10 mix, which enables us to cut lower (15 mm) all year round. It's changes like these that make all the difference in terms of the presentation and playability of the surfaces." Effective communication Continual improvement is key for the Farnborough Hill groundscare team, and that includes Dave's ongoing record of the team's work across the site. In addition to keeping a regular Garden Watch blog on the school website, Dave also produces an annual record of events, which is presented to the bursar and any other interested parties. "I've found that effective communication is my best ally, especially in terms of working as part of a team and in gaining the support of employers," he concludes. l Maintenance of formal gardens is also part of the teams remit Clean water, boosting Clean water, boosting & irrigation systems... systems... Tel: 0845 026 0064 www.jsmd.co.uk First Products VC-60 Verticutter 01630 647200 www.ttpumps.com Visit www.iog.org for more information and digital editions Unique twin swing hitch Operate around corners & uneven ground Fast, clean thatch removal Quiet all belt drive Deep cutting with minimal surface disturbance

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