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Colin Hunt replied to Sam Lever's discussion Business expansion
"Ian, also think of the future.  If you are planning to stay for the long term, you do not want to be working flat out in your 60's, but you will still want to be earning good money and enjoying some well earned time off.  Having a sustainable busine…"
2 minutes ago
David Cox replied to Paul McNulty's discussion Carex in lawns
"Colins got it right - get it early before it spreads! Nailvarnisy brushes with neat glyph in are incredibles effective, and applying it neat in tiny amounts too - makes it very effective.I tended to just use a pots worth on the boggy lawn that was i…"
18 minutes ago
Ian Parkes replied to Sam Lever's discussion Business expansion
"it was a family member and they did well, he helped half a day for free, not as quick as me but did what was asked. And i over ran as wanted to please the new client and finish the spraying he asked of.  I did the last job myself so took a bit longe…"
26 minutes ago
Green Hand commented on Anthony @ JDC Maintenance's blog post Stihl KM-HL 135 hedge trimmer Spur Gear and Con Rod replacement
"Thanks for you help Anthony and sound advice about lubricant. I tend to spray before and after a job and sometimes during if needed.
I striped them again this evening. The heat build up is localised to around one bolt so maybe there is a kink. For n…"
43 minutes ago
Jack Kirby, Fran Logue, Sam Lever and 1 more joined Landscape Juice Network
44 minutes ago
Ian Parkes replied to Helen GreenGirl's discussion Exciting times. Making the jump from one van to two!
"Good plan. Thks sometimes works one regular maintenance job I quoted . She refused and said I will go on hourly price. I made more money through hourly price as found autumn time I took so much more leaves than I had originally quoted. But a family…"
47 minutes ago
Anthony @ JDC Maintenance commented on Anthony @ JDC Maintenance's blog post Stihl KM-HL 135 hedge trimmer Spur Gear and Con Rod replacement
"Make sure the blades are straight/flat, they can kink if you hit some hidden wire and this could be causing more friction in that area.
I always spray some lubricant on the blades before using them and during work if your at it for a while, and afte…"
53 minutes ago
Eugene Baston replied to Sam Lever's discussion Business expansion
"Ian - today you tried a friend.  I'll assume he/she wasn't entirely up to speed with how things are done around your clients' gardens......and how you keep your tools, your van, etc etc!
But you reckon you saved two hours.  That's two hours more pro…"
59 minutes ago
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Business expansion

Hi there I have been trading now as a general Landscaper for around 10 years.  I have struggled to get enough work in the past, although it has been a bit better over the last couple of years.  I therefore have two questions: Firstly, how does…

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6 Replies · Reply by Colin Hunt 2 minutes ago

Carex in lawns

This was asked a while ago but there was never a definitive answer and a client wants me to eradicate carex from their lawn. Do Progreen or Agri-chem have any suggestions? My feeling is that mowing will only cause them to grow lower, and still…

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