Groundskeepers Hit by Rise in Grass Fires

May 22, 2013, 12:35 ET from Turfland Farms Ltd

SOUTHPORT, England, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

All over the UK fire services and groundskeepers are facing a growing problem in the form of grass fires. The team at Turfland is keen to offer support for those who need to replace areas of grassland damaged by fires.

Deliberate grass fires are a major issue at the moment in various parts of the UK. This report from the Clydebank Post demonstrates how a meeting has been called in order to tackle the problem in West Dumbartonshire. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is also behind a recent campaign to raise awareness of grass fires in Staffordshire, as described by a story in the Burton Mail.

Other parts of the UK are also struggling to deal with a sharp increase in callouts for grass fires and it is thought that most of these incidents originate with children and young people. Campaigns to improve education with relation to fires are already under way.

But what about the damage caused by grass fires? In some cases, the damage is extensive, spreading to buildings and other structures, however it is frequently limited to areas of grassland themselves. Nevertheless, this often represents a problem for groundskeepers and those charged with the management of parklands and other green spaces.

Grass fires of this kind seriously endanger wildlife because fields, meadows and parklands support such a diverse range of animals, birds and insects. Groundskeepers face the problem of encouraging a return to a healthy ecosystem in the wake of grass fires.

The team at turf suppliers Turfland are able to offer their support by providing high quality turf grown in controlled conditions in some of the most fertile parts of the UK. Groundskeepers are able to lay this turf quickly in order to speed up the recovery of the green spaces they look after.

Turfland is part of Harrowden Farms Ltd. The company is a major supplier of premium quality turf, lawn care tools and accessories. Online customers benefit from a 24 hour delivery service from the Turfland depot.

SOURCE Turfland Farms Ltd