That Autumnal nip is back in the air and with the clocks going back on the 29th October bringing darker nights. Just in time for Halloween two days later, very convenient to add to the spooky atmosphere. Autumn also brings an amazing colour transformation to our landscape, those rich reds, vibrant oranges and golden yellow leaves blowing in the breeze. Crisp, bright mornings feeling a touch of dew and mist in the air. Whether you are tricking or treating FMW have some tricks and treats in our blog below:
Some Tricks to get rid of unwanted water:
Roller or Straight Edge Squeegee’s – Both styles are available with a 24” or 36” head. They have a heavy duty aluminium frame with a unique wrap around system. With a 60” blue powder coated aluminium handle for extra down force these items are excellent for pushing water through grass and smooth hard surfaces. Widely used on Golf Courses and Professional Sports Fields alike.
Underhill Gulp Syringe Ultra or Ultramax Plus – The Gulp Syringe Ultra is better for smaller jobs like extracting water from holecups etc. The Ultramax Plus water removal suction pump gives you high capacity. Whether you need to remove water from sprinklers and valve boxes or other water soaked areas and comes with a 45cm outlet hose.
Some Tricks to get rid of unwanted Debris:
Garden Pro Plastic Lawn Rake – A high quality polypropylene lightweight dual purpose rake. It can be used for collecting leaves and other debris as well as for lawn grooming. Use as a rake and then turn it over to lift the garden waste. The teeth are designed to minimise damage to the grass whilst raking. They also allow for the rake to be turned over and act as a fork to remove grass and leaves.
Metal Tine Lawn Rake – The metal tine lawn rake is ideal for a variety of grass applications including scarifying as well as clearing leaves and grass cuttings. This lawn rake comes complete with a wooden handle and 18″ wide metal head which has 22 tines.
32p Rake – The 32P Rake has a 65cm wide head with 2cm gaps between the teeth. This is a self cleaning leaf and grass rake. It features curved teeth and back supports that allow debris to build up whilst raking. When full lift the rake to allow the debris will fall away. This rake works superbly to collect and remove wet leaves or grass.
Some Tricks To Keep Dew at Bay:
Blue Dew Broom – A new shorter, stiffer dew broom at just 2m wide, supplied complete with aluminium handle.
Telescopic Switch – Manufactured from anodized aluminium with CNC machined stainless steel to avoid unnecessary wear to the switch tip.
3m Dew Broom – Supplied in two 1.5m sections minimizes storage and cuts the problem of damage during transportation. Comes with a 2m aluminium handle and heavy duty extra large bracket which holds the unit together.
Suitable Clothing is the best Trick for Cold and Wet Weather:
Most important of all the greenkeepers, groundsmen and outside workers need to keep warm and dry as the weather turns. FMW has a good selection of workwear brands to make sure this happens. Waterproofs, fleeces, hoodies, trousers, thermals, jackets and boots to name but a few. Brands from Blaklader, Portwest, Regatta, Dewalt, Helly Hansen, Henbury and many more.
New Products Treat:
Last but not least this time of the year we are producing some new product lines here is a little preview of some of the new items which will be available from this Autumn.
Recycled Plastic Litter Bin – These new bins are made from high quality recycled plastic with textured panels. They are available in all black or black with grey panels.
Recycled Plastic Divot Box – These Divot Boxes bins are made from high quality recycled plastic with textured panels. They are available in all black or black with grey panels so can match in with the bins.