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02/12/2016 14:47PMComplete Weed Control ready for winter!After
heavily investing in new equipment, the London South East division of Complete
Weed Control is entirely prepared for whatever this winter throws at them.
significant investment signals promising times for the company – who cover
Central London, South East London and North East London. In fact, it is the
second major investment in a matter of months as area manager Simon Akerman
been an incredibly busy year for us and has been extremely successful. Earlier
in the year we took on a new borough in London and therefore the decision was
made to invest in further equipment for the weeding season. We are now
responsible for spraying four London boroughs – which is something I’m very
more contracts under our belt and winter looming we decided to take our
business operations to the next level by investing even further in new
the warmer climate sees Simon and his team keeping weeds at bay, the colder
months then see the Complete Group’s Ice Control service spring into action.
Providing gritting and snow removal, this all-encompassing service caters for
every winter worry utilising the best tools and technology available.
winter service typically runs from the start of November through to the end of
March, and each site is guaranteed a professional service with unlimited visits
and 24hr management and backup. With more and more sites signing up Complete
Ice Control, Simon decided to invest in equipment including a brand new, state
of the art Meyer snow plough, a Ford Transit Flatbed and a unique POZI-FEED
which controls the width and quantity of how much salt is put down.
investment in the new equipment mirrors the Complete Group’s philosophy in
looking to the future and providing customer service of the highest calibre.
The company has always gone that extra mile in meeting customer requirements
and over the years has launched a range of new services such as Complete
Grounds Maintenance, Complete Moss Control and Complete Invasives Control.
this investment is going to help us provide a better service and to more
clients,” says Simon. “We’ve got more state of the art equipment and we’re
ready for winter – everything is looking great and we are hoping to be nice and
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11/10/2016 17:47PMThe season of mists and mellow fruitfulnessAlan Abel from Complete Weed
Control gives Turf Managers his view as we enter the final quarter of the year.
As we enter the final quarter
of the year, you will start to see plenty of early morning dews; the days are
getting noticeably shorter at both ends and the sun is not giving out as much
heat as we've become used to over our reasonable summer. Mists have been seen
swirling in the early morning light, and if the old saying is to be trusted, we
could be in for a long, cold winter judging by the trees laden with fruit and
With this in mind, swishing
of golf greens should be a matter of course as some damaging attacks of
fusarium have already made their mark. At least removing the dew will reduce
the dampness in that microclimate that exists just above the soil level. The
soil temperatures are still up, and there is plenty of grass growth so
when we do get a bit of heat creeping in at about mid-day that is when fungal
spores are most able to attack vulnerable swards.
The Ryder Cup has just
finished, so there will be a natural spike in the amount of golfers hoping to
emulate their heroes. They will be out in force early mornings which makes it
difficult for the routine operations to take place ahead of them. With the
large amount of rainfall in September, combined with it being the third
warmest on record, then worms are already at the surface casting.
For this reason, it is timely
to spray with Carbendazim for their control, ensuring that the pH of the water
is at its optimum of 5.5 is essential to help the efficacy of this particular
pesticide. Also a ‘wetter’ to make sure it reaches well below ground level is a
must for good worm cast control.
With the exceptional growth
conditions we have recently experienced; it has brought into focus the
necessity for a second application of selective herbicides to prevent over
wintering daisies to be controlled. It is not that an early application wasn't
successful it's just that the characteristics of the 'Bellis Perrenis'
root system is so sturdy. Enough herbicide can't be taken up to give 100%
weed control at the first time of asking.
We are also in the right
period of the year for the treatment of Japanese Knotweed. The plant is in the
spotlight continually and appears to be in the press weekly, including a six
page spread in a recent weekend magazine. The plant has now flowered and is
about enter senescence.
So, when it receives a dose
of glyphosate at this time of year, then the herbicide is transported through
the xylem and phloem of the plant and down into the rhizomes. This is
exactly where you want it.
It is very difficult to resist cutting the plant or indeed spraying on its
first sign, but the long wait of perhaps six months since first spotting the
wretched pinky/green leaves pushing up through the ground will be well worth
the results that will be evident in the following spring.
There may be up to an 85%
reduction in plant material and again the waiting game is on until that autumn.
A plethora of information
regarding Invasive species can be found by visiting www.completeweedcontrol.co.uk where you will also be able to find
your local specialist who will be able to assist in all aspects of accurate
pesticide applications . Read More