Why WowGrass should be your first choice “Green” supplier for Events, films and all things creative.
Here at Wowgrass we pride ourselves on a unique product with extremely “Green” Credentials. We are the only alternative flooring REAL grass supplier. Wowgrass is grown without soil, meaning there is no mud or mess when installing into Venues and events.
A Whole Farm Approach
At the Wowgrass base at Lindum Seeded Turf Ltd farm in York, We have taken a “Whole Farm Approach” when it involves been extremely Eco Friendly.
We are members of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and Environmental Farming production linked to good environmental management. The LEAF Sustainable Farming Review covers the 9 sections of Integrated Farm Management (IFM): Organisation and Planning, Soil Management and Fertility, Crop Health and Protection, Pollution Control and By-Product Management, Animal Husbandry, Energy Efficiency, Water Management, Landscape and Nature Conservation, Community Engagement.
We actively promote green energy through the use of Solar Panels that power the sprinklers. Where there’s solar power, remote water pumping becomes a possibility because it enables farmers to bring the energy to the equipment.
Water and Irrigation
We also have our own Boreholes and a sophisticated irrigation system of energy saving with variable speed pumps. A water bore hole is essentially a well, this is a practical well which can provide some key benefits, and Bore Holes are much more self-sufficient. The water from a bore hole sits dormant underground which has been accumulated naturally by rainfall and underground springs. It also means an access to a reliable water supply which won’t be interrupted by problems caused by things such as leaks or poor connections from antiquated pipe systems.
The fertilisation process of growing grass has also been modified to be more Eco Friendly through Foliar Applications. Foliar feeding is a common practice of supplying nutrients to plants through their foliage. It involves spraying water-dissolved fertilizers directly on the leaves. Many believe that foliar feeding is favourable over soil application and it is associated with higher yields, and better fruit quality. This is also a technique that reduces wastage of water, this is because the plant will absorb water through its roots. Where fertilizing through the soil is to be used, the nutrients in the soil will most likely leach resulting in a nutrient deficient plant.
The Wowgrass turf is grown into a felt which is made from recycled British textiles which is biodegradable.
On Wowgrass projects wherever possible we always try to bring back the maximum amount of Wowgrass to the field where it is laid back down and tended to, to bring it back to a picture of perfect health.
Once the product reaches a stage where the product cannot be revived the Wowgrass is composted down, as it is made from a biodegradable felt.
Natural processes such as plant photosynthesis annually capture about three gigatons of carbon from the atmosphere. … The large root systems in perennials such as grasses make them better at sequestering carbon in biomass and soil than annual plants. With Lindum Seeded Turf Ltd (Wowgrass’ parent company) growing over 700 acres of grass, the carbon capture is extremely significant.
Last of all we also grow wildflowers and other species of grass and plants. Plant diversity attracts insects and other invertebrates (including butterflies, bees, spiders and millipedes), birds and mammals.
At WowGrass HQ we also actively help out with agricultural surveys i.e. measuring rainfall and we recently took part in the Great British bird count.
Wow Grass (Lindum Turf Ltd), West Grange, Thorganby, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 6DJ. UK
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