Landscape & Amenity

April 2017

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Product News EMAIL: 03 03 READER ENQUIRY 4 Street Furniture & Pedestrianisation Water Management Pedestrian & Remote Mowers A look at hard landscaping Page 10-11 The role of drainage and irrigation Page 12 Spotlight on this popular sector Page 27-30 L a n d s c a p e & A m e n i t y w w w . l a n d s c a p e a n d a m e n i t y. c o m April 2017 Special Feature Professional Groundscare In an industry first a code of practice for assessing surface water treatment technologies has been published by British Water. The document, which took over two years to develop, has been supported by the Environment Agency and manufacturers of surface water treatment devices. B r i t i s h W a t e r m e m b e r s ACO Technologies, Hydro International (pictured) and Polypipe joined with the environmental regulator to sponsor an in-depth study of UK rainfall by research consultancy HR Wallingford. The information was key to the development of a robust product testing protocol. British Water technical director Marta Perez said: "Standards are necessary to demonstrate how well proprietary devices used in sustainable drainage systems British Water publishes code of practice for SuDS technology (SuDS) treat run-off and remove heavy metals from the water cycle. Until now, there was no standard for testing in the UK. "Conducting tests overseas creates a heavy cost burden which was prohibitive for smaller UK manufacturers looking to sell at home. This code of practice defines the process necessary to measure the pollutant capture and retention capability of any device entering the UK market." The voluntary code of practice allows professionals delivering SuDS to apply a risk-based approach to minimising the e n v i r o n m e n t a l i m p a c t o f the diffuse pollution from runoff. Verifying the capture and retention capabilities of different devices for a range of pollutants gives regulators, designers, specifiers and local authorities the information they need to select the most appropriate technology in a given application. The tested devices are typically used to treat runoff from urban and residential hard-surfacing such as roads and car parks. Ms Perez said: "The tests can be completed by the manufacturer or at a commercial test facility but must be witnessed by an approved independent UKAS- accredited third-party. British Water is now seeking a partner in the position to install and run testing equipment." Approval and certification under the Code of Practice: Assessment of Manufactured Devices Designed to Treat Surface Water Runoff will allow manufacturers to demonstrate that their published capture and retention capabilities have been tested. ACO Technologies Enquiry 1 The launch of the new Wessex CRX Series MultiCut professional turf mowers heralds the arrival of a new concept of rotary mowers onto the market. Never before has anyone produced a range of truly professional fine turf mowers that can be used as a professional roller mower with full width rollers front and rear, a finishing mower with 4 fully castoring wheels, or a combination of the two featuring castoring wheels on the front and a full width roller on the rear. A new concept of rotary mower Furthermore the CRX MultiCut mowers can be front or rear mounted thanks to the reversible linkage, can be side or rear discharge by altering the baffles beneath the deck and adding the side delivery chute, and can also offer the option of mulching.The quality of operation in any format is not compromised by the fact that the machine is multi-functional. Whatever your application, whatever your requirement, the CRX can be configured perfectly. Wessex International Enquiry 2 Germinal has relaunched its best-selling sports pitch seed mixture, A20 Premier Ryesport, with the inclusion of Eurosport perennial ryegrass. Eurosport joins the A20 line-up in place of Cadix and Promotor, with users of the new seed mixture set to benefit from improved fineness of leaf, live ground cover, stronger recovery and better visual merit. The revised A20 seed mixture contains four perennial ryegrass cultivars, three of which are in the Top-10 of the BSPB's Table S1 for sports uses. Eugenius and Calico will both account for 35% of the A20 mixture, with Eurocordus (number 2 on Table S1) and Eurosport (number 4) both contributing 15% of the total seed content. Richard Brown, Amenity Sales Manager for Germinal, said: "Eurosport gives a strong performance across all the important parameters on the Eurosport off the bench in enhanced A20 squad BSPB's Table S1, with excellent scores for shoot density [7.8], recovery [7.8], live ground cover [7.9] and visual merit [7.9]. "As such it perfectly complements the other varieties within the standard A20 mixture, especially Eurocordus which continues to offer excellent all round ability and strong disease resistance." The standard A20 Premier Ryesport seed mixture can also be tailored to include a wide selection of alternative cultivars, with groundstaff able to create their own, fully bespoke mixture to suit their ground's requirement. Germinal Enquiry 3 0800 915 6720 Vehicle shown with optional accessories TAKE THE ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH Polaris ATVs and UTVs have built an enduring reputation for working in the roughest conditions. Take the powerful and practical 2017 Polaris Ranger Diesel HD. 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