NEWS & INSIGHT

Soil sampling in Autumn & Winter for healthy grass

Soil sampling in Autumn & Winter for healthy grass

Soil sampling to correct possible problems, or to find out what is happening in the soil, is best carried out in the autumn or winter months. Once results are analysed, there is plenty of time to apply corrective fertiliser in the winter so that it is available in the...

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Introducing our DIY Soil Testing Service

Introducing our DIY Soil Testing Service

Yorkshire-based Lordington Park Agronomy is delighted to work with clients across the UK. But we recognise that time is not always on the side of our busy clients and finding a mutually suitable time to visit is no mean feat. Which is why we also offer a ‘DIY Soil Sample Service’.

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LPA’s Jonathan runs for Blind Veterans UK

LPA’s Jonathan runs for Blind Veterans UK

Joanthan Holmes is running the York 10km in August to help raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the charity that offers support to member of the Armed Forces suffering with sight loss. Having already completed the Hull 10km this year, Jonathan is putting himself through...

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Lordington Park Agronomy at the Driffield Show

Lordington Park Agronomy at the Driffield Show

Lordington Park Agronomy was delighted to exhibit at the Yorkshire's largest one-day country show - the Driffield Show - at The Showground in Driffield this month. Thousands of visitors flocked to the Driffield Show, which is organised by the Driffield Agricultural...

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The ideal soil for healthy horses

The ideal soil for healthy horses

Knowing whether your soil type is predominately clay, sand or silt is helpful for ensuring you have the right grass species for your paddock to help keep your horses in good health. We can’t change what is given in our soils but we need to know what the proportions...

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Sycamore seeds poisoning horses: Atypical Myopathy

Sycamore seeds poisoning horses: Atypical Myopathy

"Scores of British horses are dying from a rare illness linked to sycamore trees…” Spotting headlines like this, horse owners could be forgiven for cutting down their ancient sycamore trees in a bid to protect their horses from the risk of Atypical Myopathy. Atypical...

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Happy Horses in Howden: a fundraising success

Happy Horses in Howden: a fundraising success

Our Creating Happy Horses event has helped raise £238 for charities that rescue horses and help injured damaged horseriders. Horse trainer Melanie Watson joined equine agronomist Jonathan Holmes at Shire Hall in Howden on Wednesday 30 November. The pair presented ways...

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Grassland management: renovating worn-out pasture

Grassland management: renovating worn-out pasture

Experience tells us that grassland productivity eventually reduces to the level that it needs to be restored and returned to its full potential. Let’s look at the most efficient and cost-effective way to do this. Cost of the grass seed With grass seed costing in the...

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Best grass species for healthy horses

Best grass species for healthy horses

As one of a rare breed of Equine Agronomists, I have increasingly come to realise just how important my late father's holistic approach to managing the environment in which we keep horses is and to realise just how inspired his ideals were. A horse's preferred mixed...

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