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Mechanic & Service Support Engineer

Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the build up, pdi, servicing and repairs of a range of grounds machinery. With a range of ability’s and attributes allowing you to work under your own initiative diagnosing and repairing

Grounds Maintenance Operative

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVES Our client based on the beautiful Jurassic coast is a successful, growing and ambitious organisation providing grounds maintenance services across Dorset and landscaping and safety surfacing throughout the South West. They are a forward thinking company with innovative plans to develop in the future. They are looking to recruit a number of

HARD LANDSCAPE TEAM LEADER

We are urgently looking for experienced hard landscapers capable of leading a team and turning plans into finished gardens. Immediate start and good rate of pay for the right person. We are members of the Association of Professional Landscapers and a Marshalls registered installer so an eye for detail and top quality finish are essential.

Team Leader landscape maintenance

Landscape maintenance team leader working out of Rusthall in Tunbridge Wells. Great opportunity for career minded individual as future development for the right applicant is significant. You will be responsible for maintaining the landscaped areas around a number of commercial and residential sites throughout Kent and Sussex. Work to include grass cutting, hedge trimming, border

Gardener

Brief Thegreenlawnsmith is a small business with opportunities for individual development and growth. We are a close knit team and we care for each other and our clients. We have positive working relationships with one another and a warm culture which places excellence, community and accomplishment at the forefront of our activities. Role Gardener and

Specialist Technician / Engineer

Overview Specialist Products & Support Technician Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the servicing and repairs of a range of cutting edge grass cutting and robotic battery powered grounds machinery. With a range of skills and attributes

Gardener

The Grounds Team are part of the Estates Department and are made up of 26 professional and highly motivated individuals who pride themselves on the maintenance and upkeep of the prestigious grounds. The grounds of the Club include ten croquet lawns, thirty grass tennis courts, a cricket ground, a nine hole golf course, two bowling

Seasonal Groundsworker

The Grounds Team are part of the Estates Department and are made up of 26 professional and highly motivated individuals who pride themselves on the maintenance and upkeep of the prestigious grounds. The grounds of the Club include ten croquet lawns, thirty grass tennis courts, a cricket ground, a nine hole golf course, two bowling

Good with wood? Help us to build luxury climbing frames and treehouses

This is a fantastic opportunity for a carpenter or a skilled outdoor landscaper with good wood skills to join our team. We are a small yet growing high-end manufacturer and installer of amazing climbing frames, tree houses and zip wires. We’re seeking an installer based in the SE to join the team and cover the

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Neal Rollingson posted a discussion
So I have been asked to plant around 200, 1 year old birches and it isn't  something I have ever done in such large quantities before and have no idea how to price  it up. Anybody have a better idea of what I should charge? 
3 hours ago
David Benson replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"have you lifted any of the flags to see what they are layed on because if you have to dig out and put hard core in there will be extra expence not forgeting waste removal
as for re pointing about £25 M2
no experiance with the pre mix"
12 hours ago
Rob Barker replied to B F's discussion Planting shrubs - how many per hour
"I subbed onto a site last year to plant up the common areas, the builder was charged per shrub depending on the size to supply and plant"
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Ian Bridgford updated their profile
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Ian Bridgford replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"I should add it is roughly 30 sqm. overall
Ian B"
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Ian Bridgford posted a discussion
Hi, I have laid a number of patios, but never had to re-point an old one.The patio in question covers the whole garden with soil borders.The slabs are all 45 x45 and there are 132 slabs in total.About 20 need to be lifted and relaid, maybe a few mor…
14 hours ago
paul doyle replied to P.Mckibbin's discussion Small (cheaper) Chipper
"Hi There,

If you work alone I wouldn't bother. It costs too much time. Iv found it far faster to load everything into the trailer and off to the recycle centre or to the next job. If I have a big job  that I know will take a few trailer loads, and…"
14 hours ago
Russell Cobley and Darren Walters are now friends
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Paul Keeley updated their profile
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Benedict Simmons liked Robbie's blog post How to Revive a Worn Out Lawn
17 hours ago
John Fulton replied to dan's discussion biodegradable weed control fabric
"Absolutely hate the stuff , weed seeds tend to germinate on the surface anyway , I tend to mulch around the base area of the new planting to try and surpress weed growth the new planting tends to expand more quickly and i also use a flat bottom wolf…"
18 hours ago
Jonathan Smith is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
21 hours ago
dan replied to dan's discussion biodegradable weed control fabric
" looking at alternatives to fit in with a more organic request -- and endless digging isnt viable
general weed supressing membranes are great but dont allow for the spreading nature of some plants or the later infilling with bulbs "
21 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to dan's discussion biodegradable weed control fabric
"Isn't it easier to just delay the planting, let the weeds grow and then spray the lot with Roundup?"
22 hours ago
Chris replied to Anthony Toop's discussion Etesia pro46 belt change
"Crikey wasn’t aware, thanks Neal :)"
23 hours ago
dan replied to dan's discussion biodegradable weed control fabric
"yes -- and it looks as if jute doesnt have the strength to stop some weeds 'breaking through' -- they advise a total erradication of weeds prior to laying which kinda seems to destroy the point."
23 hours ago
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Repointing a patio

Hi, I have laid a number of patios, but never had to re-point an old one. The patio in question covers the whole garden with soil borders. The slabs are all 45 x45 and there are 132 slabs in total. About 20 need to be lifted and relaid, maybe a few more once Ive bashed all the old mortar out. Some of the mortar is loose and will come out easily and about 50 % of it will need to be cut out or taken out with a hammer and bolster. My question is, what will this take in time roughly, and is there a…

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biodegradable weed control fabric

Does anyone have any experience using  biodegradable weed control fabrics?  There seems a lot of different options : from essentially rolls of paper / cardboard to mulch films ( 3-8 months degrade) , Jute mattings -- expensive ? degrades 18 months - to various new branded mulch mats -- degrades 3 years ?  Was looking at using for various planting jobs where problems weeds / plants need to be eradicated ( would imagine 16 months plus ? ) - leaving main planting to naturally expand and allow bulb…

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5 Replies · Reply by John Fulton 18 hours ago

Tethering A Runaway

I have been specialising in stump grinding for the past 18 years throughout Anglia.  Over that time period I have experienced  loss of drive to the wheels on a number of occassions while on site (a real bummer) and twice while up/down loading from the van.  In the past this happend through broken drive chains to the grinders live axle.  More recently, loss of drive while downloading in a car park owing to a disintergrating taper lock bushing on the hydraulic motor drive sprocket.  The taper…

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5 Replies · Reply by Mike Lish on Saturday

Stiga Twin Clip Mowers

Hi Going to purchase a new mower in the next month, Either going to go for a Husqvarna 551 or maybe try a Hayter pro. Ive now seen the stiga twin clip machines which have been shwon to me as an option by my local dealer. Has anyone else had experience with the twin clip or any other stiga machines?

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9 Replies · Reply by Seth Burgess yesterday
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Keeping up with doing quotes

It's starting already and this is probably the one thing that I don't do very well.  Going round seeing people and then actually producing a quote within a reasonable timescale. I try to get a feel for timewasters on the phone but sometimes it's hard to tell.  I prefer to reflect on what I've seen (I take photo's every time) and give written quotes so I never give a price while there. I have quote templates set up in Jobber and I've taken on an admin person to handle some of the initial calls. …

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How to Revive a Worn Out Lawn

Is your lawn weedy, mossy, baldy or just plain tired looking? In this blog we’ll show you how to revive your worn out lawn and make your neighbours turn green with envy.

 

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In the first of a several part blog that we are writing, we will explain some of the terms that are often used in lawncare service leaflets and by contractors but many of you out there may not actually understand what they mean!…

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Nothing but MM50 for Sportsturf Management

Following a successful trial, Jamie Foyster - owner of Sportsturf Management, has now chosen to exclusively use Limagrain’s MM50 grass seed across every single cricket square he tends to.

It is safe to say that Jamie Foyster knows a…

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