Sports & Landscaping News

Contractor commends Johnsons J Green for  hardwearing performance at over 40 sites
15/07/2024

Contractor commends Johnsons J Green for hardwearing performance at over 40 sites

For contractors Avon Sportsground Maintenance, when it comes to the overseeding of bowling greens it’s the fine fescue and browntop bent blend of J Green that is sown every time! Delivering hardwearing but slow growing surfaces, the mixture from the Johnsons Sports Seed range is used on all 47 greens in the Bristol and Bath area currently under the remit of Owner Matt Phillips and his team.

Celebrating 25 Years at DLF for Phil Seedhouse
03/07/2024

Celebrating 25 Years at DLF for Phil Seedhouse

Yesterday marked a significant milestone for one of DLF's dedicated employees: 25 years of continuous service at Inkberrow. Phil Seedhouse began his journey with the company, known as Perryfield’s Holdings at the time, on July 1st, 1999.

Danny Negus Courts Success with  MM50 at Devonshire Park
28/06/2024

Danny Negus Courts Success with MM50 at Devonshire Park

Danny Negus has been spearheading the grounds maintenance efforts at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne since 2016.

Pro Flora helping to boost biodiversity at Woolley Park Golf Club
28/06/2024

Pro Flora helping to boost biodiversity at Woolley Park Golf Club

After witnessing good results with the Johnsons J All Bent mixture, Woolley Park Golf Club are now enjoying similar success with new eco-friendly areas created with DLF’s Pro Flora range.

DLF Launches New Packaging for Masterline® Mixtures
20/05/2024

DLF Launches New Packaging for Masterline® Mixtures

DLF Seeds, a global leader in grass seed innovation, is proud to announce the launch of it’s refreshed packaging for its professional turf seed mixtures under the renowned brand, Masterline®. The new packaging design, available for 5kg, 10kg, and 20kg bags, comes after a full redesign of DLF's corporate visual identity in early 2023.

Transforming Repton School's Grounds with MM Seed
07/05/2024

Transforming Repton School's Grounds with MM Seed

Repton School in Derbyshire is a well-known institution which mixes tradition with new ideas. Behind the scenes, Andrew Butler, the Head of Grounds and Gardens, is the man responsible for ensuring the grounds are not just aesthetically pleasing but also resilient to the rigours of year-round sporting activities. That’s where MM Seed comes in.

Reduce inputs, not quality, with Microclover® from DLF
02/05/2024

Reduce inputs, not quality, with Microclover® from DLF

It’s fair to say that in many aspects of modern life we are encouraged to be mindful of the impact we have on the environment. That’s certainly the case for most Turf Managers across the sporting spectrum, together with landscapers and those looking after green community spaces, some of whom face increasing pressure to operate more sustainably. Whether it’s for environmental reasons or a result of budget constraints, reducing fertiliser applications could be considered. With Microclover® from DLF, this can be achieved without a compromise on turf quality.

Strategies for Spring Tee Renovations
30/04/2024

Strategies for Spring Tee Renovations

After enduring a long and wettest winter on record, many golf course managers and greenkeepers are faced with the daunting task of revitalising their tees and worn areas on golf courses for the upcoming season later than usually planned.

J All Bent to the rescue at Vicars Cross Golf Club!
19/04/2024

J All Bent to the rescue at Vicars Cross Golf Club!

When previous attempts to get a practice putting green back into play at Vicars Cross Golf Club in Cheshire had failed, in stepped new Golf Course Manager Richie Stephens, armed with the J All Bent mixture from Johnsons Sports Seed. A few short months from seeding, and with some favourable assistance from mother nature, the USGA spec green was in business – with the programme then implemented on the construction of a new chipping green that enjoyed similar success!

Gaudet Luce Golf Club's Wildflower Success With Colour Boost Range
08/02/2024

Gaudet Luce Golf Club's Wildflower Success With Colour Boost Range

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Droitwich, Worcestershire, Gaudet Luce Golf Club has embarked on an impressive wildflower project under the guidance of Course Manager Andy Laing. The stunning results achieved can be attributed to the use of DLF's Colour Boost range, demonstrating the positive impact it can have on both the golfing experience and the local environment.

DLF Partners With Redexim To Run Turf Seed Promotion
02/02/2024

DLF Partners With Redexim To Run Turf Seed Promotion

Redexim UK are pleased to announce the return of their ‘Free Seed’ promotion for 2024. Following the popularity of the initiative last year, more facilities can now benefit from free seed up to the value of £500 from the world’s largest grass seed breeders, DLF, when they purchase a qualifying disc or dimple seeder from any Redexim Regional Partner.

DLF Didbrook To Host The UK Lawn Care Association
26/06/2023

DLF Didbrook To Host The UK Lawn Care Association

Leading global seed breeders DLF are pleased to be playing host to the last event in a packed summer season of seminars and events for the UK Lawn Care Association (UKLCA). Open to members, the visit to the trial plots and research facility at Hailes Farm, Didbrook, will take place on Tuesday 11th July with only a limited number of spaces remaining.

It’s J Premier Wicket time and again for Willow Turf Care
22/06/2023

It’s J Premier Wicket time and again for Willow Turf Care

When it comes to a cricket pitch, there’s not much that Richie Woodmason, owner of Willow Turf Care, doesn’t know about them - whether it’s playing on them or maintaining them! One thing he is certain of, is that when he needs a grass seed that is going to germinate quickly and deliver hard-wearing results capable of withstanding the demands of the modern season, he turns to Johnsons Sports Seed. Following his own extensive research, it’s Johnsons J Premier Wicket that ticks all the boxes for Richie, seeing it employed on 41 of the 42 renovations he completed last season.

A Day In The Life of James Matthewman, Deputy Head Greenkeeper at Maesteg Golf Club
30/05/2023

A Day In The Life of James Matthewman, Deputy Head Greenkeeper at Maesteg Golf Club

We asked James Matthewman from Maesteg Golf Club a series of questions about his life as a Deputy Head Greenkeeper & how he overcomes the challenges that face his throughout the golfing season.

15 Years Of DLF R&D Delivers Orionette, Top-rated Sustainability You Can Rely On!
26/05/2023

15 Years Of DLF R&D Delivers Orionette, Top-rated Sustainability You Can Rely On!

DLF’s continued focus on breeding environmentally responsible varieties has seen the introduction of a number of exceptional cultivars, helping facilities and turf managers achieve their own objectives for more sustainable management. In trials for the Chewings Fescue category, DLF’s Orionette demonstrated a high-quality sward that is more drought tolerant and resistant to disease, reducing the reliance on inputs. It is therefore no surprise to see its inclusion in a number of top-performing DLF golf mixtures and find it ranked as number one in the 2023 BSPB Seed Guide!

What is in the J All Bent mixture?
10/05/2023

What is in the J All Bent mixture?

Brown Top Bentgrass (Agrostis Capillaris) has been a popular choice for golf greens for many years due to its fine texture and excellent putting qualities. In recent years, Johnsons Seeds has introduced a new mixture called J AllBent, which includes a blend of three high-performing brown top bentgrass cultivars: Arrowtown, Manor, and Cleek.

DLF Delivers Carnival Of Colour At Chipping Sodbury Golf Club
03/05/2023

DLF Delivers Carnival Of Colour At Chipping Sodbury Golf Club

The green, green grass of Chipping Sodbury Golf Club in Bristol is now complimented with a carnival of colours including reds, pinks and purples thanks to the introduction of wildflower seed from DLF. The project is now into its third year and was the brainchild of Deputy Head Greenkeeper Craig Swindells who, together with support from the membership, has successfully introduced 800sq.M of outstanding visual impact together with all-important food and habitat for pollinators and wildlife.

Protect Your Turf From Drought With 4Turf
10/04/2023

Protect Your Turf From Drought With 4Turf

With drought-like conditions becoming more common, turf managers can begin future-proofing their surfaces now with deep-rooting, drought-tolerant grasses such as 4turf® tetraploid perennial ryegrass from DLF. Research conducted at DLF’s RadiMax root-screening facility has shown 4turf® to deliver deeper rooting and a better visual appearance when starved of water, compared to the performance of traditional diploid perennial ryegrasses.

MM – A Grass Seed That Rocks!
16/03/2023

MM – A Grass Seed That Rocks!

From the very first day that legendary guitarist KK Downing decided to establish a golf course, Astbury Hall Golf Club in Shropshire has only ever used MM grass seed.

4Turf® Delivers A Sustainable Drought-Tolerant Sward At Stoneham Lane
04/03/2023

4Turf® Delivers A Sustainable Drought-Tolerant Sward At Stoneham Lane

Opened in late 2019, Stoneham Lane Football Complex comprises 64sq.Km of artificial and natural sports pitches – supporting grass roots football for players of all ages and abilities. Part of the FA’s Parklife Project, the maintenance of the Complex falls under the remit of Hampshire FA Facility Operations Manager Pete Hussey who, in conjunction with seed from DLF, keeps the five grass pitches fit for more than 425 matches per season.

Royal St. Davids Manager Named Winner Of DLF BTME Competition
06/02/2023

Royal St. Davids Manager Named Winner Of DLF BTME Competition

Rhys Butler, Links Manager at Royal St. Davids Golf Club in Wales has been announced as the winner of the DLF Sustainability Seed competition held at BTME 2023. Regional Technical Manager Stuart Yarwood MG recently visited Rhys to present the prize of a Greenstester – the perfect tool for monitoring speed, trueness and greens performance.