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Since upgrading to an advanced Hunter irrigation system, Tottenham Hotspur F.C’s incredible training centre has seen remarkable improvements according to Darren Baldwin, Head of Playing Surfaces & Estates, and Liam Plummer, Irrigation…

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Graham Taylor replied to Adam Woods's discussion Sumach suckers
"I've used Blaster Pro/Garlon (tryclopyr) successfully though it did take a bit of time to apply.  Mixed a strong solution up with some Roundup added for good luck............ used an old 1 litre bleach bottle with a short length of thin plastic tube…"
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David Benson replied to Adam Woods's discussion Sumach suckers
"cut the offending root back at the trunk and try and get it out 
sbk will do them but you will need about a foot of growth and leave one to two weeks after treating "
46 minutes ago
Honey Badger replied to Adam Woods's discussion Sumach suckers
"Chop the roots with an axe or mattock."
1 hour ago
Adam Woods posted a discussion
This is getting stupid.... for the first time I have not 1, not 2 but 3 lawns that are being invaded by Sumach suckers. I've tried Praxys - it was almost as if I had fed them, not tried to kill them. How do others deal with these suckers?
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Progreen Weed Control replied to adam egan's discussion Spraying to prevent disease
"Laurels are pretty hardy and as people have said, will generally recover well from most pest & disease attacks.... Preventative sprays are not the norm (except by growers) but there are a few sprays you can apply as a protective against basal rot,…"
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Since upgrading to an advanced Hunter irrigation system, Tottenham Hotspur F.C’s incredible training centre has seen remarkable improvements according to Darren Baldwin, Head of Playing Surfaces & Estates, and Liam Plummer, Irrigation…
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Fusion Media posted a blog post
Dennis and SISIS and the Staffordshire Football Association have announced a new partnership which is set to benefit grassroots pitches throughout the county.For nearly 100 years Dennis and SISIS have been providing world class turf maintenance…
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Setting up payroll and work pension requirements

My son may soon be joining me as my first employee, having always been a soletrader, this is all new to me.Is the HMRC basic payroll software any good? bearing in mind it is just the one employee, i have no plans to gain more!The auto enrolment work pension thing, my son may well set up his own private pension, as i did many many years ago, so do i still have to register with a provider just to legally be able to opt him out?Thanks,Anthony

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Renovation of a rutted/neglected school field

We maintain school grounds in the East of England, primarily grass cutting, line marking, tree and hedge work. Our client has approached us to renovate a school field which has been neglected, and bring it to a useable condition for playing football, hockey etc. This is totally new territory for us, so we're looking for advice, options, to establish if it can be done in-house with a compact tractor and attachments or bring in a specialist contractor? The field is 6-7 acres of grassland. We have…

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manual augers

How do you get on with manual augers for posts?  For a light duty 3 inch square post (or banging in a 4 inch pole) they make a beautiful hole. When the ground is good they go in very easily.  In some ways they go in too easily and you end up with a deeply buried augur.On the down side, getting the earth out of the hole is tricky unless you go for 'small bites'.   Then I have to pry the clay core out of the corkscrew.  They are ideal for checking 'is this a good place to use my post hole digger…

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Value your time ....

Not mine, but this little 'story' sent to me via SM and so relevant : A customer asked a contractor how much it would cost to do this project. The contractor gave him a quote: £4500 The customer responded: That’s seems really high. The contractor asked: What do you think is a reasonable price for this job? The customer answered: £2500 maximum The contractor responded: Ok, then I invite you to do it yourself. The customer answered: I don't know how to. The contractor said: Alright, then how…

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2 Replies · Reply by Adam Woods on Saturday
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Spraying long grass

Hi AllI look at a job the other day it a piece of wast ground with long grass and weeds in it!The cline what it cut down and weedkiller use on it, then put matting over the top!Now how the best way of doing this, please?Do I cut back then spray and I leave it for some day before putting the weed matting down?Or spray fist leave it then cut back leave the matting down?Thanks 

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Head Gardener for Private Estate

The role of the head gardener is the overall maintenance of the gardens, lawns and grounds. When the opportunity arises, parts of the gardens might be redesigned and replanted. The gardens form an essential and much loved part of a private estate. Main Responsibilities: Full management of 2 part-time assistants, including day-to-day supervision and working

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Grasstex are currently seeking to engage the services of local (West Sussex / South Surrey) gardeners. If you are a new start up looking for more work, or an existing business with the odd spare day to fill, we may have something for you. We have various types of work available to match your skills.


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female landscaper/project manager – physic garden

Physic Garden – Project Manager / Landscaper Dec 19 – April 20 – part time – project based Freelance fee £8,000 Location – Nelson Lancashire Expressions of interest should include a letter, outline of relevant experience/CV and reference contact details by email to by 20 Dec 2019   Idle Women the arts and social

Landscape Gardener (commercial maintenance)

We have an open position for an experienced commercial maintenance landscape gardener, ideally with good handyman skills, to join our company due to contiuned expansion. Based in west Surrey, we work across the South/South East predominately for commercial clients. The candidate will have/be: Experience in commercial grounds / estates maintenance with practical handyman skills Presentable

Experienced landscaper

Lawnswood Landscapes are currently looking for an experienced hard landscaper to work on a variety of projects Based in Southwick over the past 9 years we have established an excellent reputation for our work and now looking to expand due to our increased work load. The ideal candidate will need to have at least 4

Casual help with soft landscaping

Seeking  some temporary help at a 4.5 acre garden in Oxforshire. A friendly team, we need help with preparing the garden for an upcoming event. All aspects of soft landscaping and garden care, some hard landscaping useful too.

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Due to continued expansion and demand for our services we are looking for a new team member to join our small successful garden maintenance business. The applicants should be enthusiastic, fit, hard-working and able to hit the ground running with a willingness to learn. a full clean uk driving license is essential (minor points accepted)

Maintenance gardener

We are looking for a full time maintenance gardener to join our busy team. We deal solely with private, top end gardens in the Richmond area of South West London. Applicant must have a working knowledge of common garden plants and experience with the usual maintenance tools. A driving licence is preferred. Applicant must be