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Lawn DrainageNewHorizon Services utilise the most advanced land drainage equipment and technology available to ensure that all systems installed work as the system was designed, allowing utilisation of the facility in all conditions and at all times of the year, preventing water logging. Our experience in land-drainage and sportsturf drainage ensures that a site specific system is designed to suit your budget as well as your needs, whether it be a simple pipe based system, or a complicated high performance pipe and sand slit matrix.

All machines used by New Horizon Services are specifically built for sportsturf use, running on tracks or low ground pressure tyres to reduce compaction, rutting and surface damage.Trenchers can operate using laser depth control to ensure a graded pipe matrix is installed, as per the design. We are able to trench up to 1.4 metres deep, and from 25mm to 300mm wide. Elevators are available to convey soil away to a trailer, so no contamination is left.What ever your drainage problem may be, we have the answer.

Backfilling of drainage channels, another key aspect of a system, is generally completed with a specialist machine. Using graded aggregate, and then topped with a graded sand or sand/soil mix, the site is generally ready to be used immediately.

NewHorizon Sports Turf Services can advise on the most appropriate land drainage system, offering a design and construction service. Options available to you include:

 

  • Primary land drainage systems – depending on soil type, a primary pipe network carries water to a main outlet and away from the site.
  • Secondary land drainage systems – once your primary land drainage system is in place, secondary land drainage systems aid in removing water from the surface and down to the primary system.

 

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Over the last 35 years we have accrued the specific skills, expertise and equipment range to offer potential clients high quality construction, renovation and maintenance services for all natural turf sports surfaces.Sportsturf construction works normally consist of earthworks, drainage, soil preparation, seeding, and initial aftercare works.Key parts to this are the management of the earthworks to prevent damage to the soil structure. We always use low ground pressure equipment for soil replacement. Our team carry out any drainage installation and soil preparation, including de-stoning, seedbed fertilising, and seeding.After the seeding works, we usually carry out the initial aftercare and manage this closely to ensure a good quality playing facility is handed over to the client.

Areas covered include:

Golf Courses, Greens, Bunkers, Fairways & Driving Ranges - Construction, Renovation & Contouring. Decompaction, Over Seeding, Top Dressings, Sand Spreading, Seeding, Turfing and Primary & Secondary Drainage Systems.

Sports & Recreational Grounds. All Pitches - Cricket, Tennis & Croquet Lawns, Polo Fields and Bowling Greens.

General Land Works, Drainage Systems, Gravel Banding & Injection, Earthmoving, Landscaping, Sand Banding, Ditching for Water Engineering Projects - Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs, Car Parks, Buggy & Footpaths

Sports Turf Renovation

Our experts will visit you on site and draw up a written renovation programme tailor-made for your specific fine turf area, to suit both your circumstances and budget. If you require specialist contract services, we can provide specialist equipment to drain, maintain and enhance fine turf areas such as football, rugby and cricket pitches, bowling greens and golf fairways and greens.We realise that every fine turf area is different. Each requires bespoke care and treatment to enhance it for the use intended.New Horizon Sports Turf Services construct, renovate and upgrade many types of sports ground facilities, ensuring playing surfaces are of the highest quality, a process that starts well below the surface.

We provide renovation services for all sports, in particular end of season maintenance to fine turf areas. We supply high quality seed using the very best grass cultivars to suit your particular requirements. If required we can also check to see which soil types would best match your sports surface so that top-dressings fully integrate with the existing soil type. On fine turf we offer thorough thatch reducing scarification and compaction relief, and the surface is luted to produce the best levels possible rather than the too often abused drag mat.Our skilled specialist teams have many years of combined experience in the construction of sports turf surfaces and are trained in both the practical and cultural aspects of sports ground construction and renovation.Whatever the size of your project,New Horizon provides a standard of service quality unmatched by any other company in the industry.

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Services include:

  • VERTI-DRAINING
    Deep tine aeration down to a depth of 10" Parallelogram action producing earth shattering effect Versalitile, allowing use of solid or hollow tines Encourages deep root zone growth Improves drainage and allows air into the root system
  • GROUND BREAKING
    Relieves compaction down to 10" (25cm) Provides continuous slits for good drainage Smooth operation with slow rotor speed Blades do not lift the surface or throw up stones and debris
  • TURF COMBING
    Opens up soil surface and improves aeration Encourages grass growth Clears out moss and dead thatched grass Restores worn sports fields and fairway
  • OVER SEEDING
    Cast spikes punch 750 holes per square metre Very little surface disturbance Spikes tapered to accept seeds Spreads bents - fescues and rye grass seeds
  • TOP DRESSING
    Suitable for top dressing large areas Suitable for both wet and dry materials Includes high speed finishing brush Up to 18 cubic feet capacity
  • SURFACE AERIATION
    Pedestrian aeriation with solid or hollow tines up to a depth of 90mm Excellent manoeuverability for use in all conditions Breaks surface to allow water and air into grass root system

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All aeration work, topdressing application,fertiliser application, over-seeding, selective herbicide treatment, Verti-Drain decompaction, re-seeding

Throughout the year sports turf surfaces endure wear and tear from both excessive use and poor weather conditions, therefore regular and seasonal maintenance is required. This maintenance can add life to and restore a worn surface providing a high performance all year round and users with the best possible experience.Any Natural playing surface will benefit from timely seasonal maintenance work. Spring/Summer/Autumn fertiliser application, over-seeding and selective herbicide treatments are a few we are often asked to provide.

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Lawn DesignThe lawn is most often the centre piece of a garden and as such its the relation with the rest of your gardens elements is of great importance. A lawn design can try and maximise feeling of space in the garden, it can be designed to give a very formal, ornamental feel or it can be designed so that it draws the eye towards a particular focal point. These are just a few examples of how the lawn design can influence the various experiences you encounter in your garden.Here at New HorizonLawncare we can design and install the lawn of your dreams with a price that will be unbeatable, we use only the finest turf and you will get it at cost price guaranteed.

Lawn Use

One of the first things to consider when starting the lawn design process is how the lawn is going to be used. Lawns may have a sole function such as being ornamental or they may be multi functional. You may need the lawn to be somewhere where the kids can play safely, you might wish to sunbath on the lawn or use it for home 'picnics'. tennis, football and badminton are examples of sports that can considerably affect the grass cover of a lawn.

If you have multiple requirements from the lawn then it may be beneficial to split the design into separate lawns, one for sports and play, the other for visual appeal and sunbathing. The grass types you choose will be influenced by the lawn use, hard wearing grasses for heavy traffic lawns, wild meadow grasses for those after something less traditional.

Design and Lawn Maintenance

The shape of the lawn can greatly effect the amount of time and effort needed to maintain a lawn. A square or rectangular lawn shape is the easiest to maintain.

Mowing in straight lines to achieve a striped lawn effect is often desired. Having objects placed in the lawn such as statues, shrubs, swings and seats can mean that a curved mowing patch must be taken thus impacting on any uniform stripes.

Maintaining neat well formed lawn edges can be a lengthy task. The more curves and complicated edges that your lawn design includes, the longer you will have to spend time in maintaining the lawn edges.

Project Timespan

If you have a blank canvas for your garden then you may wish to lay the whole site to lawn and then as you decide upon features you would like in your garden you can remove the appropriate layer of turf by digging it up. This approach can be easier than laying a small lawn and then trying to add new sections to the existing lawn at a later date.

Space Required

The function(s) of the lawn will influence the space that is required. Square and rectangular lawns tend to emphasise space more as they are continual unbroken lines of grass. Lawns with spurs that branch out can form interesting avenues for the eye to be drawn down.

Planning Your Design

Carefully planning the design of your lawn can reveal some key criteria that you need to take into consideration before committing to the hard work of preparing the soil for a new lawn. The design plan will include your properties boundaries, any outbuildings such as the shed, garages, greenhouses, the house outline and any existing trees and shrubs that you wish to remain in their current position. You should then plan the shape and size of the lawn taking into account factors mentioned above. Assessing the position of paths around or across the lawn is also an important part of the planning process. The amount of use the garden receives will be an influencing factor here.Try envisaging how the lawn will appear when you are positioned in the gardens seating area, how the lawn fits into the garden design when viewed from the kitchen window etc.

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