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Adam Woods posted a discussion
....so we are redoing a garden for the new owners. There is an area about 30' x 80' that was a flower bed. The new owners want it to be a lawn...all fine so far.I wanted to get it prepared and the turf down nowish, but the ground is so waterlogged i…
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Peter sellers replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Richard, Good luck in your venture. As to mowers there are only really two which we use for domestics, the Hayter Harrier Pro either 41 or 48, these are new from the ground up models introduced in 2019, they are a totally different machine from the…"
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James King replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
"Thank you all for your replies. I think I will leave the long reach at home and just cut back. Will take longer but will look much better. "
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James Boardman replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
" What sort of trees are they and have they been intentionally pollarded or just given the haircut treatment previously. I would be tempted to thin out the crown to get a more natural look and reduce regrowth then tackle it similar next year, but if…"
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Joe McWilliams replied to Joe McWilliams's discussion weed kill
"thanks very much for the advice on this. Have just bought a  micro wipe weed wiper to get into those places that I dare not spray. Huge excitement!"
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Landscape Juice replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"You might have already seen it, but check out the LJN hourly rate calculator:https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3314062352?prof..."
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Richard replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"I'll have a look into those when I get home as they sound ideal. 
Yeah if I could get those cuts within close proximity to each other that would be great. Do you have any advice in advertising with leaflets cards and Facebook? If it takes off I'd li…"
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Richard replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"I had my eye on the hayter pro 41 with the Honda engine, but good point about being wet, Someone said the new hayter pro picks up in the wet pretty well but I'll just have to look into that. I might have a look into something bigger as I'd be target…"
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Adam Woods replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
"Agreed with Dave and Graham...I dont think I would go near a long reach hedgetrimmer... but others may say thats what they would do"
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Graham Taylor replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
"If possible, I try and cut back a larger branch back to a smaller side branch............... unfortunately, there often isn't one.  Otherwise, I'll cut back all the thin growths back to the previous pruning cut.... your option 2....   but I leave on…"
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“Gardening programmes tend to be very ‘traditional’ white middle-class in their attitude towards gardening”, Julia Sargeant said in an interview after she won gold at Chelsea Flower Show in 2016. She was the first black gardener to design a Chelse…
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Graham Taylor replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"I've used Masport Rotarola mowers for years and found them pretty much indestructable ............not sure about the latest "Rotarola" models as the design has changed slightly........... but I've always found them brilliant.  £600-£700 roughly so w…"
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Hayters are renowned for being very poor in the wet. If you only do lawns on a Saturday, for example, what if you get 3 wet Saturdays in a row? You'll struggle with a mower that's not up to it. 
Weibang and stihl are probably the best budget roller…"
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Killing crocus bulbs

....so we are redoing a garden for the new owners. There is an area about 30' x 80' that was a flower bed. The new owners want it to be a lawn...all fine so far.I wanted to get it prepared and the turf down nowish, but the ground is so waterlogged i cant get on it to do the prep. However loads of small crocus bulbs have come up. Can I successfully use Roundup on them?, Or am i going to have to dig up every individual bulb....ie hundreds?ThanksAdam

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Grass cutting business.

Hi there chaps, I've been reading the forums for a while now and I would love some advice please? I'd like to start a grass cutting service and maybe in the future if the business gets bigger window cleaning and hedge trimming. It's been a pretty challenging period with losing both my parents within 6 months of each other last year both were young and was hard to take, as challenging as that period was and is I've come to the conclusion that I need to do something for myself and ive started…

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10 Replies · Reply by Peter sellers 2 hours ago

Tree pruning/cutting

I would really appreciate some advice with this one. I have 2 jobs booked in next week, which are very similar. Both customers have trees which have thin branches growing upwards that they would like cut back in rder to keep the trees small and in shape. I can see where the previous pruning has taken place. A couple of question:1. Do I cut back just below the previous pruning cut? This would save a considerable amount of work, as branches have grown out from the previous cut. Or, do I cut back…

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6 Replies · Reply by James King 4 hours ago

DEFRA AT IT AGAIN !

Well we have had the registration of those of us who put plants in the ground as a business and small plant growers required to issue passports along with controls on non coniferous timber products, this all seems to have quitened down, anyone heard any updates on these unworkeable rules ?Now controls on wood for domestic users which will stop the sale of wood in quantities of less than two cubic metres, this will stop the sale of so called high moisture content logs from DIY shops, petrol…

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2 Replies · Reply by Andrew Betteridge yesterday

Advertise march or april

Hi, just a quick one really. I'm going to place an advert in a local magazine ( used before ) i only want to put one advert in, so do i advertise in the march or April magazine, march magazine comes out on the 7th. The advert will mainly be aimed at grass cutting. Cheers  

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