LimerickNewsFree on-street parking on Saturdays in Limerick for summer monthsBy Meghann Scully – July 3, 2020 1236 Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Catwalk Hair ConsultancyNext articleNew music from Limerick rapper MuRli as Bandcamp waives fees this Friday Meghann Scully LIMERICK City and County Council has announced that on-street parking in the city centre will be FREE on Saturdays throughout the months of July and August. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live As the days continue more initiatives in Guiding Limerick through Covid-19 will come into effect across the city, including parklets, selected road closures, and additional cycle lanes. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Every Saturday for the summer months, there will be free parking in the core city centre area to make it even more attractive for people to come into the city for shopping.Traffic wardens will continue to work and as always will be focused on those who are parked illegally and helping to keep traffic flowing.Parking will also be FREE on Saturdays in Abbeyfeale and Kilmallock. Newcastle West has always had FREE parking on Saturdays.The announcement comes as a suite of initiatives outlined in Guiding Limerick Through Covid-19 to boost visitors to the city centre is phased in.As part of plans to animate the city:The Panoramic Wheel has returned Arthur’s Quay Park giving people unparalleled views of Limerick.Giant cutlery hanging from the air on Bedford Row/ Thomas St welcoming people back to the restaurants and cafésGiant Table and Chairs on the green space at Shannon Rowing Club, signalling that Limerick is open for businessCostumed characters engaging with shoppers and diners on Saturday lunchtime and in the evening at 6pm.3D game painting in Arthur’s Quay Park. This is an idea that artist Mark Cronin came to the council with and he will be working on this interactive mural over a number of days.Limerick City and County Council has also put a call out to local artists, groups and creatives to get on board and propose new events to be held around the city and county, which will be funded by the local authority.For more details about the call and application form, click hereor Search ‘Creative Animation Grant Scheme’ on Limerick.ie. Facebook Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Tuesday 6th at 8pm, open door to all
By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaThe abundance of rain in Georgia is, for the most part, ablessing. Your turf grass may not agree.”We’ve had one of the wettest Mays and Junes on record,” saidClint Waltz, a turf specialist with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Compacted soil”Too much water combined with traffic can cause the soil tobecome compacted. And when it does dry out, there isn’t enoughroom for oxygen to get to the plant’s roots,” Waltz said. “Two ofturf grasses’ major needs are water and air. Too much of one canaffect the other.”So how to do know if your soil is compacted?”You’ll see wear patterns on the turf once it dries out,” hesaid. “Or there will be thin areas and spots that are extremelyhard and too tough to penetrate.”To solve the problem, Waltz suggests renting an aerator or hiringa service. An aerator is a device that punches holes in the soil.These holes are typically 3 to 6 inches deep and will allow formuch-needed air flow.Run the aerator over the affected area two to three times indifferent directions, he said.”Not all areas of the lawn need aerification,” said Waltz. “Onlytreat the area that needs it. And make sure you do this while thegrass is actively growing.”Some aerators actually pull out cores of turf and soil. Eitherdispose of these or work them back into your lawn, he said.If your soil is clay, he recommends leaving the new air holesunfilled and letting them fill in naturally. If your soil issandy, he said, you can incorporate an organic matter as anamendment to improve its nutrient- and water-holding capacity.Waltz said centipede and St. Augustine grasses don’t respond toaerification as well as Bermuda and zoysia.Disease pressureBesides compacting soils, the recent rains have increased turfdisease pressure.”By far the biggest turf disease problem caused by the rain hasbeen brown patch,” said Mila Pearce, a UGA integrated pestmanagement specialist. Pearce works closely with UGA ExtensionService county agents to identify submitted disease samples andmake recommendations for homeowners.”Brown patch is caused by a fungus that primarily gets in theroot and crown,” she said. “It causes large brown patches thatwill slowly expand if they aren’t treated.”Pearce said homeowners often make brown patch worse by acting ontheir first reaction. “Their instinct is to throw nitrogen to itto green it up,” she said. “This is the absolute worst thing todo and it makes it 10 times worse.”If you have to fertilize, Pearce said, select a low-nitrogentype. Brown patch is typically seen on zoysia and Bermudagrasses.Homeowners with St. Augustine grass are reporting a differentdisease problem.”We’re seeing a lot of gray leaf spot in St. Augustine grass, whichis a direct result of all this wet weather,” Pearce said. “Itleaves gray, water-soaked lesions and eventually causes dryingand dieback.”One dose won’t do itTo control these diseases, you have to develop a schedule.”Homeowners think they can spray one time and be done,” Pearcesaid. “One spraying will only reduce disease. It’s not uncommonto have to keep a spraying schedule of every 10 to 14 days.”Pearce said aerating the soil and reducing thick thatch areaswill help prevent diseases. To control them, she recommendsselecting a chemical treatment such as Immunox, Terraclor orCleary’s 3336.”One thing you can’t control is Mother Nature. So as long as itrains, you’ll just have to be prepared to make continual sprays,”Pearce said. “Spraying is not going to remove it. It’s just goingto reduce it and keep it from spreading.”
The Tipp club claimed the title after beating Eyrecout of Galway 1-14 to 0-2 in the final at Croke Park.After getting the opening score just moments into the game through Aishling Moloney – who was chosen as player of the match – Cahir never looked like surrendering the lead for the remainder of the match.Indeed, it took their opponents almost a quarter of an hour to get on the scoreboard. The Tipperary side’s manager Marie Casey told Tipp FM Sport after the match that her players ‘were superb on the day’.