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Eco Weedkiller Hot Water Weed Control Products - Cover Image
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Eco Weedkiller Hot Water Weed Control Products

Kersten UK has been appointed as the UK distributor for Eco Weedkiller - Hot Water weed control Products.

The Humble Beginnings of a Weed and How to Avoid Them - Cover Image
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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
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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.

The Perfect Commercial Weed Management Toolbox - Cover Image
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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
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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
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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..

Stop Using Weed Killer to Paper Over Cracks in Our Pavements - Cover Image
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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.

The case for Integrated Weed Management - Cover Image
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The case for Integrated Weed Management

Organisations in the UK need to start adopting an integrated approach to weed control soon, or they are likely to be forced to by legislation.

Removing weeds from gravel driveway - Cover Image
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Removing weeds from gravel driveway

Customers approach us when they are at their wits end, faced with paying for a replacement gravel surface or allowing the drive to return to nature!

Prevention is Better than Cure - Cover Image
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Prevention is Better than Cure

The phrase 'prevention is better than cure' attributed to Dutch humanist scholar, Desiderius Erasmus, in around 1500AD - Is now a fundamental principle of health care strategies across the UK.

Your 4 step plan to phase out Pesticides - Cover Image
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Your 4 step plan to phase out Pesticides

So you've decided to stop using glyphosate! Congratulations on making the commitment. If you're reading this page then you're probably wondering what to do next.

Does Thermal weed control affect microbial biomass in soil? - Cover Image
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Does Thermal weed control affect microbial biomass in soil?

I heard an interesting question today about the effects of alternative weed control methods on microbial biomass in soil. It's interesting to consider this and other ecological impacts of different

Can I use my Ripagreen to Kill Weeds in the Rain? - Cover Image
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Can I use my Ripagreen to Kill Weeds in the Rain?

Do you want to weed your green spaces, but the rain is stopping you? Find out what can make weeding in the rain difficult, and why you can use your Ripagreen even in bad weather.

Maintaining your Ripagreen Thermal Lance - Cover Image
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Maintaining your Ripagreen Thermal Lance

The problem with many gardening devices or weed killers is the need to perform regular maintenance to ensure their proper functioning. Ripagreen tools require very little maintenance to keep them runn

Your plan to phase out the use of pesticides - Cover Image
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Your plan to phase out the use of pesticides

What is the best way to phase out the use of glyphosate for weed control in your town? Below are a few ideas that are succeeding for other councils.

Benefits to Councils using Kersten Equipment - Cover Image
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Benefits to Councils using Kersten Equipment

How Councils and contractors can benefit from using Kersten Sweepers and Weedbrushes. Mechanical removal of organic surface detritus from footways, cycleways, block paving and play areas.

Gravel Path Renovation - How to remove weeds in Gravel - Cover Image
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Gravel Path Renovation - How to remove weeds in Gravel

Gravel can look really smart if it is kept in good condition - But how can we tackle the weeds on large gravel areas?

The importance of minimising soil buildup for reducing herbicide use - Cover Image
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The importance of minimising soil buildup for reducing herbicide use

If we can keep the soil depth no more than a few mm, we can severely restrict the growth of more challenging weeds, such as perennials and invasive plants on hard surfaces.

Lambeth Council Introduce Community Weeding Scheme - Cover Image
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Lambeth Council Introduce Community Weeding Scheme

Lambeth Council are phasing out glyphosate treatment for routine weeding of all Lambeth’s streets from October 2021.

Weeds and
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Weeds and "The Law of Instrument"

Glyphosate has been our hammer, and it's time we opened the toolbox and choose the right tools to look after our surfaces.