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The Humble Beginnings of a Weed and How to Avoid Them - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
The Humble Beginnings of a Weed and How to Avoid Them

Hard surfaces are inhospitable environments for a weed, so how exactly do they get established there and what can be done to prevent it?

The Future of Weed Management in the UK - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
The Future of Weed Management in the UK

Change was so palpable it could almost be sniffed upon the air at this years Amenity Forum Conference.

Visit us at SALTEX 2022 - Cover Image
Shows and Exhibitions
Visit us at SALTEX 2022

This year you can meet the Manufacturers on the stand and see the latest technology for site maintenance.

Case Study: Weedbrush for John Deere X series Ride on Mower - Cover Image
Tractor Attachments
Case Study: Weedbrush for John Deere X series Ride on Mower

The FKDR allows yout Ride on Mower to carry out weed brushing tasks.

Convert your Mower for Winter Maintenance - Cover Image
Tractor Attachments
Convert your Mower for Winter Maintenance

Ride on Mowers can easily spend the Winter in a shed as an unused investment - but it doesn't have to be that way. Some commercial Ride On Mowers can be transformed into Winter Maintenance Vehicles

Reduce Brush Wear and Machine Damage with KM Control - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Reduce Brush Wear and Machine Damage with KM Control

The KM Control feature can be fitted to our largest brushes to protect your investment from damage and give a better finish.

The Perfect Commercial Weed Management Toolbox - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
The Perfect Commercial Weed Management Toolbox

Every Council and Contractor is a little different - scale and budget will affect tooling up for weed management across a Town, but there is a common pattern we keep seeing that works.

The Street Champion - A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
The Street Champion - A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies

The Community Weeding Scheme. An evaluation of different ways to incentivise citizens to co-produce public services in Lambeth.

Want to use less Glyphosate? - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Want to use less Glyphosate?

Want to use less Glyphosate but don't know where to start? We have produced a 6 page guide on how to do it using common sense Nature Based Solutions Read more..

How to get the best from Thermal Weed Management - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
How to get the best from Thermal Weed Management

When using hot air to kill weeds, there are several things we can do to make the treatment as effective as possible.

Equipment for an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Equipment for an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Kersten offer a large range of Weed Management Equipment for looking after all sorts of surfaces. The various types of products are laid out with Pedestrian and Tractor Mounted Versions available to s

The Biological Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
The Biological Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Using nature to tackle weeds is a fundamental piece of the Integrated Weed Management puzzle and Biological control is more than just introducing bio-herbicides.

The Cultural Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
The Cultural Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Sometimes in Agriculture - Cultural Weed Control is used to describe things like crop rotation and plant choices. In Amenity, culture is more about the prevailing attitudes and way of doing things.

The Mechanical Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
The Mechanical Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Mechanical Weed Management employs labour saving devices to kill or disrupt plant growth by interfering with one or more of the elements a plant requires for growth.

The Prevention Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
The Prevention Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Prevention is the foundation of an Integrated Weed Management Approach. It can have a massive impact on the effectiveness of remedial treatments.

Thinking Snow on the Hottest Day of the Year - Cover Image
Winter Maintenance Equipment
Thinking Snow on the Hottest Day of the Year

Here's how we built our snow plough range from the ground up. Designed from scratch for the demands of the most popular 4x4's in the UK.

Artificial Sports Turf Pitch Care - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Artificial Sports Turf Pitch Care

All sports surfaces need care and attention, not just real turf pitches.

Prior (Integrated Weed Management) Planning Prevents Poor Performance  - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Prior (Integrated Weed Management) Planning Prevents Poor Performance

When a council expresses the need to go glyphosate free, they need a detailed plan to back it up, not simply a replacement product.

Stop Using Weed Killer to Paper Over Cracks in Our Pavements - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Stop Using Weed Killer to Paper Over Cracks in Our Pavements

A recent study in Scotland showed that the most common use of weed killer for councils is on hard surfaces. This should be the easiest place to reduce herbicide use.

Considering Weed Prevention when Greening our Urban Environments - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Considering Weed Prevention when Greening our Urban Environments

It is fantastic to see some innovative projects to make our urban spaces greener. However, as we try to reduce our reliance on chemical pesticides it is important to consider weed prevention.