25 years experience in ground care management
Professional aeration of sport pitches, private estates; County, Town and Parish Councils
24 Hour service to suit your needs
2.4m wide machines
Cab operated Vertidrain for efficiency
Heavy duty machines
No site to big or small
24 hour Vertidrain Service
We offer a comprehensive maintenance service for your needs. Please get in touch to discuss your preferences. 01590 619303
We are able to fulfil most contracts throughout The South Coast and offer a 24 hour contract to reduce disruption on Sports Ground, Golf Courses and School playing fields. We offer deep aeration and service aeration. You can choose whether you would like the depth to be as deep as 16 inches, or less depth with a heave depending on the compaction of the ground. Prices are per hectare.
When ground gets compacted the roots find it hard to grow. Vertidraining loosens the ground so that the roots can get vital nutrients and water to restart growth. Grass supplying and grounds maintenance go hand in hand. If you require turf or seeds during your vertidrain contract, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can supply all your grass needs and vertidraining under one roof. Fast, efficient and top quality service.
We have the machinery to topdress sport pitches once they have been aerated. Topdressing and vertidraining go hand in hand.
Topdressing improves soil biology by adding organic matter and beneficial microorganisms. This acts as a long term natural fertiliser. Topdressing smooths out and helps to maintain a level pitch by filling small holes and undulations. Topdressing stimulates the grass to produce new shoots which increases sword density and encourages a lush thick pitch.
We have different types of seeders for your needs.
This is an essential part of annual maintenance. Overseeding helps to infill bare and worn patches giving the pitch a thicker denser sword, improving the colour and health. Overseeding reduces moss and weed invasion. A densely planted over seeded pitch ensures soil and water stays where you want them to, right at the root zone. This also helps to reduce water and soil run off
Fertilising helps to
We have scarifers to maintain your pitch or lawn. This is the process of removing excess amount of thatch from the base of the grass. This ensures a healthy environment above the soil for your grass to grow. A thin layer of thatch is beneficial for healthy grass. When this layer becomes too thick it prevents light, water and air from reaching the plant roots. Too thick thatch will also encourage moss problems. Scarification will help your lawn to benefit from the right level of organic matter without suffocating the plants.
How Vertidraining works
Topdressing in Barton on Sea
Duncan has over 25 years experience within the Golf Course and Green Keeping industry. That is why VertidrainUK is the go-to company for your aeration needs, as our team is highly experienced and professional. Duncan knows his machines inside and out and takes pride in every job he does. He knows how to get the best from his machines, to do the best job and understands the sensitivity of golf course play, greens and fairways.
Nick has over 20 years experience with green keeping and has used an aeration machine for this duration of time. No better person to be handling the heavy duty machine! He can assist you with your enquires. He also knows how to get the best from the machines and green keeping is his speciality.
Brokenhurst Golf Course
'Great service, highly efficient and professional'
Duncan and his team are very experienced and used to working on golf courses, which was the driving point to change my Verti-drain contractor. I was very pleased with the care and attention Duncan took whilst vertidraining the 18 fairways at Brokenhurst Golf Course. His team worked throughout the night which was a great advantage. Reducing the disturbance to my members for vital maintenance is always a concern of mine, and VertidrainUK was able to carry out their contract with no disturbance to my members at all.
The tines are new every time we used VertidrainUK, and they were continuously checked throughout the contract. We discussed sensitive areas on the course and mapped out irrigation heads. The advantage of using VertidrainUK is their machines are controlled in the tractor, which was much more efficient than my previous contractor, who manually changed the height of the tines.
As previously stated, Duncan being an ex Head Green keeper he knew exactly the standard I was looking for. The work was exceptionally tidy and didn't affect the presentation of the course or play in anyway. I won't hesitate to call on Duncan again in the future , a thoroughly professional company who put the customers’ needs as top priority whilst in a hard-working and positive manner
Brokenhurst Golf Course
Milford On Sea Parish Council
“For a number of years Milford Football Club had been playing matches on overlapping pitches due to the limited space at its recreation ground and several old hard-core tennis courts that were buried beneath part of its surface. The club approached the Parish Council, who own the land, to see if this could be addressed. The Parish Council agreed that funds available should be spent on this project.
As Parish Clerk I have a duty to provide the best use of public money when it comes to projects such as this and as such had to obtain three different quotes.
I approached Duncan Fox from VertidrainUK to provide a quote and to give advice on the clearing of the site which included the removal of a large tree and the digging up of the old tennis courts, levelling the ground, re-seeding and the relocation of a water supply. Not only was Duncan’s quote the most competitive, the advice and knowledge he gave on all stages of the project put the Parish Councils mind at ease when choosing the contractor to work with.
Duncan also worked very well with representatives of the football and cricket clubs, both of which had an input as to whom the contract should be awarded.
Being an open space used by many children as well as some adults, Duncan was very conscious about the safety element of the project. Secure fencing was provided and all representatives were given his mobile number in case of emergencies, unauthorised personnel were not permitted on site without high viz jackets and appropriate footwear.
Work started on time and continued at a great pace, the football and cricket clubs as well as the Parish Council were kept informed of progress and consulted at different stages. I must say that we are all very pleased with the final outcome of this project.
In addition to this, the Parish Council agreed to undertake some further improvements to the playing surface of the Recreation Ground and it was without hesitation that I asked Duncan to undertake this work. Duncan is undertaking Verti-Draining twice a year and this has already produced benefits in that no football matches have been cancelled this season. Duncan is also going to undertake ground work to the worn goal areas and fertilise the pitches to produce a better playing surface at the Recreation Ground.
We are very happy with what Duncan and his team have done for us and would not hesitate to recommend him to undertake further work in the future.”