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Environment and sustainability
Sustainability and Environment
Turf has a vital role to play in tackling the major issue of climate change and at Lindum we have developed a range of turf grades with exciting new species and cultivars to help tackle some of results of climate change.
Turf requirements increasingly reflect the changing climate, with a need for tolerance of extreme conditions such as drought, shade and water logging. There is also a requirement to reduce costs of management with reduced mowing and a reduction in other inputs, as well as a need to decrease pesticide usage by using varieties which are disease resistant.
Lindum’s range of turf grades include:
- For drought tolerance, RTF with deep rooting tall fescues that can tap into deeper water reserves
- For shade tolerance, both RTF and especially mixtures like LT Shade with Deschampsia (Tufted hairgrass), can tolerate high degrees of shade with the right management
- Koeleria (Crested hairgrass) is an important component in our LT2 Low Maintenance Mixture which has a low growing habit and tolerance of drought and low fertility
- For wear tolerance we are using hard wearing varieties of perennial ryegrass and in some instance growing them in fibre reinforced rootzones for both heavy traffic and sustainable urban drainage systems
- Our Green Roof vegetation mats help combat the effects of pollution. The green plants absorb noise, trap dust, recycle carbon dioxide, as well as absorb and break down many gaseous pollutants. They also enhance biodiversity, supporting a diverse range of bird, insect and animal species. See our green roofs website for more information.
- We have also produced Lindum Wildflower to create instant wildflower meadows, which can help increase local biodiversity, in particular butterflies, bees and other insects, as well as birds and small mammals.
Advancing technology in the breeding and management of modern turf grasses can significantly improve sustainability in areas such as:
- Fossil fuel use. With fuel costs rising and subsequent rise in mowing costs, it makes sense to use grass species with lower growth habits such as LT2
- Fertiliser Use. We have a legal responsibility to ensure that excess nitrogen and phosphate from fertilisers doesn’t get into water and new cultivars from the seed breeding companies, some of which are currently in low nitrogen input trials, are to be welcomed
- Water use. It’s important to consider grass species that root deeply, such as RTF, or have a genetic tolerance to drought.
- Biodiversity. Within management of grass, it’s important to make room for wildlife areas, as pollination is at the heart of successful food production. Lindum’s Wildflower Turf and Biodiverse Green Roof Mats actively encourage biodiversity while also being aesthetically pleasing.
Lindum is a member of LEAF – Linking Environment and Farming – requiring certain principles to be followed, bringing benefits to wildlife, reducing the risk of pollution and demonstrating production of safe, high quality, environment-friendly products.
There are numerous hedges, copses and areas of woodland on the farm that support a large and varied population of wildlife, and margins around our fields are left un-mown to encourage insect and bird life.
The felt used in Lindum Grassfelt and our Green Roof Mats is made from recycled British textiles.
Lindum strives to reach maximum fuel efficiency when making deliveries by using carefully selected hauliers whose vehicles meet the latest low emission standards.
The company has an excellent reputation for customer service and provides quality technical support helping customers to find the right product for the right situation.
For more information, call us on 01904 448675 or email us at: email@example.com