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one of my employees been with me since June last year on a zero hour contract he worked  25 hours this holiday year and had 42 hours holiday then resigned. I ask him to repay the holiday pay that he was not entitled to .  he finally agreed to repay…

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Adwords budget?

For those of you that use adwords, what sort of budget do you have on a month to month or yearly basis - what sort of return in calls vs cost do you expect to get? Having had a massive fail in regards to my flyers this year - I took on a new…

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New employee problems

I'm having some issues with a new employee, he has been with me for 1 month. Everything was going well and I eased him in, however the last 2 weeks haven't been good. He arrived in on week 3 (monday) asking for a couple of hours off to take his son…

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Andrew Steward replied to David Benson's discussion lightweight mower
"Update on Honda Izy purchase.

Further to my previous post I've had the Izy for a week now and I have to say I am so pleased about how practical it is on my small lawns. It's the first mower I've had that I can physically carry/lift up stairs so ti…"
49 minutes ago
Matt Johnson replied to Andy @ Water Garden's discussion Afraid to install Water Features or Clients tend to disapprove of them??
"I very rarely try and include a water feature in an initial design unless the client specifically asks for one. Generally in my experience if a client is looking to include a water feature within the design they already have a good idea of what they…"
54 minutes ago
Nicholas Macartney is now a member of Garden Design Group
1 hour ago
Nicholas Macartney replied to Andy @ Water Garden's discussion Afraid to install Water Features or Clients tend to disapprove of them??
"As a garden designer i always ask the client at the very first meeting if they are looking to add a water feature to their garden. I have a questionnaire i run through with them both as it helps me get ideas on their garden wish list. 
Many clients…"
1 hour ago
Andrew Watts replied to Alistair Main's discussion Large scale lawn care pricing
"Alistair,
give me a call - happy to talk you through some figures - 07741 271 436"
3 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Craig Flatters's discussion Lawn care issue....
"given it's sudden demise my first investigation would be to look for chafers or leather jackets. Cut 6" squares and lift in various places and have a good poke around. Also query whether lots of bird pecking activity. Eliminate these first before mo…"
3 hours ago
Alistair Main replied to Alistair Main's discussion Large scale lawn care pricing
"That was around the figure I had in mind. I have the everris (Scott's) spreader which as you say has a decent spread."
4 hours ago
Robert Bishopp is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
4 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Craig Flatters's discussion Lawn care issue....
"Loads of fungal stuff going on, have you tried any treatments on it?"
5 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Alistair Main's discussion Large scale lawn care pricing
"900 metres would be about £130 per treatment, if you buy the right kit it does not take very long at all, our spreader throws the fert out 3M wide. Quality weedkiller sorts the weeds usually on the first treatment so the repeat visits start becoming…"
5 hours ago
David Benson replied to Craig Flatters's discussion Lawn care issue....
"have you tried lifting the dead bits to see if its loose as it could be something like chafer grub
is there kid or dogs/cats use it has it been treated before it looks a bit shaded with the fence round it is there a drainage problem it could be a fu…"
12 hours ago
David Benson replied to Alistair Main's discussion Large scale lawn care pricing
"got a price a couple of years back off Green Thumb for 3500m2 the price was £300 they did not get the job because he could not use the type of fert required i.e. slow release so as not to have a flush of growth he had to use what the franchiser supp…"
12 hours ago
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