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Andrew Midgley replied to Tom Beevor's discussion Calling on pickup owners
"I got a Toyota Hilux Single cab MK4 which is reliable and have just clicked 100k. I serviced it back in the autumn and it was a doddle. The Mk5 is a tad more economical on fuel than the MK4 but the injectors on the Mk5 are more expensive than on th…"
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James Brett replied to James Brett's discussion Advice on sunken turf
"The ground was heeled in well. I was there when it was done. In fact I did most of the heeling in!

The ground itself is firm but soft. If that makes sense. I'm going to give it a go with the roller mower tomorrow if dry as it desperately needs cut…"
1 hour ago
Craig replied to Craig's discussion Grass cutting contract
"I appreciate all the useful comments. As i mentioned i don't do commercial work and was only considering this contract as i felt it would be useful for my portfolio.
The sticking point for me is the lawnmower, i obviously don't have the adequate mac…"
1 hour ago
Gareth McLean posted a discussion
Being asked to price up on three patio jobs various sizes 25-55 square meters using marshalls vitrified range all in 600x600x20 slabs.wondered if anybody has used this and what prices people are charging.Thanks
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briggsandscrapem replied to Craig's discussion Grass cutting contract
"Colin is spot on.
Tell them you would be delighted to provide a quotation, however you would not require the use of their mower as you will be providing all necessary machinery."
2 hours ago
briggsandscrapem replied to James Brett's discussion Advice on sunken turf
"I've had sinking lawns a few times due to broken drains. One was not so obvious as it was an old drain no one knew was there."
2 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Andy's discussion How do you cut ornamental grasses?
"I use hedge shears to cut the grass down into a dome shaped I also 'comb' out the thatch using a hand fork to encourage air and to get as much dead material out. I saw some contractors using hedge cutters to cut back ornamental grasses in the park.…"
2 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to James Brett's discussion Advice on sunken turf
"Heavy rain will have contributed to the turf sinking. I use a lute to top dress the turf but do this when the grass is a bit taller and when it's dry as it will be easier to spread the dressing. You might have to do this a couple of times throughout…"
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Grass cutting contract

I have been invited to quote for a grass cutting contract for a parish council, the contract is to cut a number of village greens. burial ground and a playing field. The parish council will provide a ride on lawnmower and all other machinery will be…

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