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George Stephens, course manager at Tiverton Golf Club in Devon, claims that Sherriff Amenity has provided him with the ideal tonic to help the greens combat stress and aid root development.

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Dylan Thompson, grounds maintenance manager at Colliers Park, believes that the Dennis PRO 34R far exceeds every other rotary mower he has used in the past.

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SISIS Osca justifies pitch investment

Once Warwick School had decided to invest in a new synthetic pitch, Grounds Manager Duncan Toon felt that the SISIS Osca 3 tractor-mounted oscillating brush was the only machine that could maintain the new surface effectively and truly justify…

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Alan Neath replied to Adam Woods's discussion Hedges/Shrubs against walls
"I have a regular customer with a five foot tall and a good 3 foot deep pyracantha hedge all along the walls of his property.
It is very mature thick growth, which is hard work to reduce the width and there is no gap between the hedge and walls, but…"
15 hours ago
Corin Doyle posted a discussion
I'm really hoping someone on here can help me.I'm looking to get into installing paving/kerbs/hardscaping/streetworks to highways standards for a metreage rate (measured works/price work) for large contractors, councils etc. I'm finding it quite har…
15 hours ago
Andy Rigby is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
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Gary replied to Ian Parkes's discussion Honda HRH536 HX pro difference between Honda HRD 536 TX
"Both high end machines but the HX machines are hydrostatic drive with ‘commercial grade’ Honda engines and would suggest that’s the main cause of the price difference 
The model coding typically gives the game away "
yesterday
Ian Parkes posted a discussion
Right there a big difference in price between these 2 ... can anyone tell me the main differences... also see ones not quite as heavy. difference of £500 quid...?Is it just the allaminum deck?
yesterday
Fusion Media posted a blog post
AGROVISTA has today announced the completion of its acquisition of leading sports turf, landscaping and horticulture business, Maxwell Amenity.First announced in October, the acquisition brings together two of the most experienced and progressive te…
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Isaac and Ashley Monroe joined Landscape Juice Network
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Darren Walters replied to Darren Walters's discussion Just got my drone Operator & Flyer ID Yay!
"I bought a Mavic Air and it's great. Really easy to fly but it's worth watching a few You Tube videos first to help.  I'm so far behind with all my plans, admin and just about everything that I've hardly used it.  Just need to catch up, get organise…"
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Robbie replied to Darren Walters's discussion Just got my drone Operator & Flyer ID Yay!
"What drone/licence did you go for? I'm thinking either a mavic mini or a mavic pro (2nd hand)"
Wednesday
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Adam Woods's discussion Hedges/Shrubs against walls
"Ouch! I often wish such species weren't allowed to exist!"
Wednesday
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion Hedges/Shrubs against walls
"Thank you both.... I now can see that this is (relitively) common requirement  - though given some of those hedges are pyracantha and berberus its not going to be a nice job !"
Wednesday
Fusion Media posted a blog post
George Stephens, course manager at Tiverton Golf Club in Devon, claims that Sherriff Amenity has provided him with the ideal tonic to help the greens combat stress and aid root development.With panoramic views of the Devon countryside, Tiverton Golf…
Wednesday
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Adam Woods's discussion Hedges/Shrubs against walls
"Common practice on a lot of sites I used to tend. A 30 or 40 inch trimmer blade is your friend. If litter is part of your job make sure you allow time to litter pick it. You won't have space to properly blow it clean. 
First visit you need to allow…"
Wednesday
Tom Cann is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
Wednesday
Dave Colton replied to Adam Woods's discussion Hedges/Shrubs against walls
"We do this with quite a few sites, we have only found one way of keeping them clear and that's by using a blower to blow it all out and and separate the rubbish from brash. I was stabbed by a used hypodermic needle earlier this year that was hidden…"
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Commercial paving

I'm really hoping someone on here can help me.I'm looking to get into installing paving/kerbs/hardscaping/streetworks to highways standards for a metreage rate (measured works/price work) for large contractors, councils etc. I'm finding it quite hard to find out how to get into this sector. I worked as a supervisor on these installations for years and know everything involved from a practical point of view eg. standing charges, RAMS, insurance etc. As well as the installation methods obviously.…

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Hedges/Shrubs against walls

A question... do any of you have to maintain a hedge against the wall of a building with a gap (the suggested is 10cms) between the wall and the shrub/hedge? - These shrubs/hedges go all round the building, creating the gap is one thing, maintaining it year on year is quite another - also it being a local authority building the rubbish we find on site rivals anything you would find clearing the verges of a main road - creating a litter store behind the hedges will increase that problem 10 fold.…

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6 Replies · Reply by Alan Neath 15 hours ago

Petrol pressure washers

I’m looking for some advice on what petrol pressure washer is good for using with a 18 inch whirlaway surface cleaner. I have a 3600psi washer but not sure if the litres per minute Is good enough as I have to move the surface cleaner very slowly to avoid leaving swirls.anyone know a good machine that doesn’t cost a fortune?  

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Virtual Landline Number

Hello Everybody, Does any one use a virtual landline for their business? When I started out I was looking at ways of making the business more professional. I personally dont like it when a company only has mobile numbers. I dont use a landline at home any more and most of the time there would be no one to answer it anyway. I found a virtual landline provider which is geographic, 01388 Bishop Auckland, so customers already know I'm local to them. It automaticvally diverts to any numbber you…

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3 Replies · Reply by BCH Gardens Dec 7

Advice on mulching mowers

Hi Guys,I have been cutting domestically now for about 6 years I'm based in northern ireland  but been thinking of buying another ride on mower.I was wondering what the thoughts are on zero turn mulching mowers and whether there is more established grass cutting firms that use mulching mowers to cut domestic gardens on a fortnightly basis? Whether this is possible? I tend to think it may not be as growth rate might be too great for this type of mower.Also been looking around at kubota high tip…

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