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Landscaper

Landscaper needed, experience with paving/decking/fencing essential to work within a small Brighton based company Good rate of pay depending on experience. Driving licence preferred.

Hard Landscaper

This is a full time permanent position for a professional hard landscaper at a small business which specalise in high end landscaping and masonry. This position includes very little soft landscaping and gardening as we work closely with another company who undertake that aspect of the projects. You will need exceptional attention to detail and

SEASONAL GARDENER / GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE

Due to the imminent retirement of one of our excellent, long standing gardeners, EDR Landscapes are looking to hire a full time, seasonal domestic garden and grounds maintenance operative. A further part time opportunity is also available. Full time work is available each season from March to November, with some occasional winter work available. Work

Experienced Horticulturist

About the job: • Experienced horticulturist required for garden maintenance and soft landscaping • Plant based • Great prospects for promotion • Access to company van • Company smartphone • Training plan provided • All PPE and uniform provided • Attractive and progressive salary subject to experience

Landscape Gardener

Experienced Landscaper required for busy garden design and build company in East Hampshire / Surrey area. Minimum  5 years experience required, with a high level of competency in all areas of garden construction. Ability to drive essential. Good rates of pay for the correct applicant. The company is based in Alton and carries out domestic

Grounds maintenance Operative

We are recruiting a Commercial maintenance Operative for our expanding business. The role requires someone who’s experienced in the field, and is reliable and able to work in a team. Main duties include ride on machinery, strimming, hedge cutting and other maintenance duties. We look after sites across Sussex down to Hampshire and fulfilling our

Tree Care Manager

Bawden Tree Care, an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor, has an exciting vacancy for a motivated, organised and dynamic Tree Care Manager. The successful candidate will run and develop our small but busy tree surgery department, ensuring all work meets quality and safety standards whilst being able to plan and monitor work through to completion. The

Grounds and Gardens assistant

Full Time Grounds and gardening job available,  working as part of a small team  of 3 + 1 manager.  Job application should be going up soon on NHS jobs website,  I will link it when it is up.  Includes,  Mowing , weeding,  spraying,  planting,  hedge trimming,  plus some daily rubbish collection,  and gritting a few

Landscape Gardener (commercial maintenance)

We have open positions for experienced commercial maintenance landscape gardeners, ideally with good handyman skills, to join our company based in West Surrey due to expansion. We work across the South/South East predominately for commercial clients. The candidate will have/be: · Experienced in commercial grounds / estates maintenance, along with practical handyman skills · Presentable

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Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"Surely for the amount of orders you would need to place you could take on that responsibility from your wife. While all other orders are placed by her.
My point is if we tighten things up the public will have a better view of the profession. We alwa…"
2 hours ago
dan replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"Unless government make it law then its not going to happen. 
Thats just business - business is full of morality issues verses financial profits - 
I dont see 1 supplier taking the morale stance whilst the remainder continue to sell -- "
2 hours ago
Tom replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"To me it's black and white. You want to spray anywhere other than your own back garden, then get your PA1 and PA6 at the minimum. I'm new to landscaping and I've got the training and certs and haven't even bought and applied any industrial grade spr…"
4 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"The problem from our point of view is I have the license but my wife runs the admin side of the business and as such she purchases the products we need, for your idea to work would I have to put her through training so she can get the licence even t…"
10 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Scott H's discussion Pre Emergent - Granular
"Problem is Scott if the residents have a zero tolerence to the use of chemicals by definition kerb granuals are chemicals , far better to add value by promoting organic weed control solutions . I.e mulch ."
10 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"Thanks Andrew i do suspect this is the case , I did think perhaps an easy mistake to make if the blades were set on a high spot and they then missed their target but it would have being obvious as the work progressed . 
My first instinct is to look…"
13 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"Thanks Paul 
The lawn is level , There are very slight drops in places  but its nothing drastic and the finish is always good , I have used different mowers on this lawn both cylinder and rotary and the blades take the grass off every time , I have…"
14 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"Do you think landscape juice has a bit of clout on this issue. It is niggling at me I also saw a guy working for a large local firm spray my estate in joggy bottoms and a t-shirt then go back to his van and tip the contents of the sprayer down the d…"
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22 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"True mostly. But it seems like a massive loophole in the process that most industries would close not least to protect the industry."
22 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"We're talking about generally inert products that don't have any toxicity though. "
23 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"I see your point Dan but don't you think it would be better if they couldn't buy pesticide then the customer would know when you to rocked up the treat thier weeds that you have at least invested in your profession.
Don't get me wrong with this perh…"
23 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"To be honest Graeme it doesn't bother me at all that anyone can buy weedkiller. It doesn't affect my business, and I value the fact I'm trained and use that as a selling tool to market myself over others who aren't qualified. "
23 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"If there are no blade marks in the soil, then the blades have not been set deep enough to hit the real thatch layer. Sounds like only surface debris has been removed.
Depending on machines used you should see lines around 2cm apart and around 5mm de…"
yesterday
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"I feel it needs going over again but its going to take me off other jobs and the lawn company doesn't offer a re seeding service . Thanks for your comments ."
yesterday
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"I can detect evidence of hollow tine aeriation  so obviously they have applied this method which is a good sign , but like you say the thatch doesn't look as if it has any intention of going anywhere , supposing i start by de thatching a small area…"
yesterday
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The acceptable level of scarifying

A very good client recently had his lawn scarified after treatment by lawn specialists ,There were three visits in total owing to the size of the lawn so a continuation of treated areas and not going over the patches already scarified which are still clinging to the soil .  Next stage my job is to reseed all the dead patches as per thier advice but i am finding the dead areas of grass left very difficult to remove with my thatch rake  in order to prepare the soil ready for re seeding . First i…

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8 Replies · Reply by John Fulton 13 hours ago
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Buying pesticides

I find it both annoying and frustrating that I have to, quite rightly, do at least two courses and tests to apply pesticides anywhere but a supplier just has to get a customer to agree, with no proof, that they are qualified to apply pesticide and they send the order out. Why do they not need proof of a PA1/6 before sending the order it's basic common sence. The reason for my rant. I saw a guy spraying a petrol station today in shorts no PPE and it was raining every other hour. I cannot believe…

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11 Replies · Reply by Graeme Brown 2 hours ago
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Pre Emergent - Granular

We look after an over 50's complex with a good run of planted borders.  This is our first year, and we've spent alot of time weeding, we think we can put some of that time to better use. We've been invited to quote to come back next year, always a good sign, and I've been thinking about the annual weed situation. Chemical spraying has been all but outlawed as the residents don't like the idea of spraying on plant beds, so I am looking for an alternative solution. I've come across granular pre…

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6 Replies · Reply by John Fulton 11 hours ago
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Stop Press: Glufosinate Ammonium to be withdrawn - Horsetail fights back !

Technical note for any users of Kurtail Gold, or other products, containing Glufosinate Ammonium - in the fight against horsetail/ marestail. The multinational company that manufactures the active ingredient have decided they will no longer be supporting this chemical through registration in the EU, so all products containing Glufosinate in the UK and Europe will have to stop selling it by 31st January 2019. Users will have 12 months to use it up (31.1.2020).   This is fresh news to us, as…

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2 Replies · Reply by Graeme Brown yesterday
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Do felled Leylandii roots remain active ?

 A property i am involved with has had the surveyors out to examine the cause of its subsidence , One contributing factor they say is it has a screen comprising of 25 leylandii conifers approx 10 metres from the house which need removing , The leylandii were planted around 7 years ago , not exactly mature and apparently slow growing and height maintained at 10 metres and felling will not be a problem , However root removal will add considerably to the cost of the work , In theory will the roots…

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8 Replies · Reply by John Fulton yesterday

Best ladders/tripods/ step for cutting high hedges and trees.

I have recently had a spate of tall hedges and medium sized trees to cut and was using a regular set of ladders with my stihl extendable trimmer. The issue with this was that the ladders were not very comfortable and I was off balance whilst trimming especially with such a long pole.What does everyone reccommend for cutting tall hedges and  for example conifers such as Leylandii that can grow up to 20 foot or more.Are tripods suitable?TIA.

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