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SISIS keeps turf healthy at Colliers Park

Two SISIS machines are helping to keep the natural grass pitches clean and healthy at Colliers Park according to Dylan Thompson, grounds maintenance manager.

Colliers Park in Gresford, Wales has recently benefitted from a major renovation…

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Razor Ultra Demain mower for Durham CCC

Vic Demain, Durham CCC head groundsman, says that the Dennis Razor Ultra 560 fine turf mower has made a significant improvement to the pitch at the Emirates Riverside stadium and in particular has praised the groomer reel attachment.  

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Glen Stillman replied to Greg Francis's discussion New Hayter harrier 56 pro
"Any feedback after a season using the new hayters? "
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Dave Colton replied to Vic 575's discussion Hand mower technical question
"Does it fit between 41 to give the height adjust some tension?"
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Adam Woods replied to Gary's discussion That extra day ....
"My rates double for weekend work, whether its an extra day or not ..... Needless to say, I dont work many weekends :)"
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Gary posted a discussion
It’s 2020 and we ‘get’ an extra day this year.....
Yep, Saturday 29th February is technically a ‘Freebie’.
What to do with it - Take it off ? Get out and use it ? Explore ? Save it ? Learn or do something new ? Treat someone to a surprise ?
Whatever…
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Andrew Betteridge replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening
"Can I suggest you pay the money to join the BOG, you would do a lot better posting stuff like this in there.
Andy"
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Mr Chris Warwick replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening
"Thank you for the advice I'm looking at giving them a quote for £8500 "
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Vic 575 replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening

The job looks to be quite small actually. There seems to be very little grass to mow for example. It should therefore be quite easy to price. What I would do first is measure the grassed areas. Once you know how many square metres you can easily c…"
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Mr Chris Warwick replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening
"Out of curiosity what would you charge per year if you was to price it. The payments are monthly as one twelfth of the annual quote ."
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Adam Pilgrim replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening
"Nobody can tell you what you SHOULD charge. You need to work out what it will cost you to do the work, then how much profit you want to make out if the job. Some will charge more or less than others, I know of companies that charge an extremely low…"
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John F replied to John F's discussion Turf Cutters
"A good point Gary Thanks "
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Mr Chris Warwick posted a discussion
Hi everyone I have been given the opportunity to give a quote for my first ever commercial job. I can do the job no problem but pricing is a big issue as I usually price up small jobs local gardens etc.If you can give me a guide on what you would ch…
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Glen Stillman replied to Vic 575's discussion Hand mower technical question
"Just got back from the pub so apologies if this is waffle, but does it fit between the height adjustment lever and the mower chassis? To stop the machine collapsing when you pull the height adjustment 'pin' out of the chassis? "
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Vic 575 posted a discussion
I need a bit of technical help. I have just replaced the drive belt on my Efco LR48TH Mulch hand mower. The problem is that I stripped it down before Christmas and due to the holidays, I have only just got and fitted the new belt. I also forgot to t…
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Angela Sharp replied to Lesley Anne Bloomer's discussion When to lay bark chips - before or after planting?
"Sounds like they think you'll take too long if you do it after, but after makes so much more sense as otherwise you'll spend ages brushing bark aside so you can cut the holes! Personally, as someone who tends to do more maintenance than anything els…"
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That extra day ....

It’s 2020 and we ‘get’ an extra day this year..... Yep, Saturday 29th February is technically a ‘Freebie’. What to do with it - Take it off ? Get out and use it ? Explore ? Save it ? Learn or do something new ? Treat someone to a surprise ? Whatever - let’s try to not work “it” ;)  

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1 Reply · Reply by Adam Woods 2 hours ago

Help with quote commercial gardening

Hi everyone I have been given the opportunity to give a quote for my first ever commercial job. I can do the job no problem but pricing is a big issue as I usually price up small jobs local gardens etc.If you can give me a guide on what you would charge that will help massively to see if it's near my number I have in my head. I'm looking at a yearly cost really. He is going to tender so I don't want to go in way high or way too low also I don't add VAT if that helps cheers 

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Hand mower technical question

I need a bit of technical help. I have just replaced the drive belt on my Efco LR48TH Mulch hand mower. The problem is that I stripped it down before Christmas and due to the holidays, I have only just got and fitted the new belt. I also forgot to take any pictures, which I normally always do.So the problem is that I have one spring which I don’t know the location of. The gear box is held in tension with the belt by one spring, which is in place, but where does this larger one go? I can see no…

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Turf Cutters

I need to hire a turf cutter to remove a very long stretch of lawn . Two hire companies tell me they have stopped hiring out turf cutters due to abuse of the machines . I can however certainly get hold of one from another local hire company although the machines look a bit knackered to be honest the job is not local to the hire company should there be a problem with the machine .Are hired turf cutters generally unreliable , Also do they have their limitations if so what are the other options…

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5 Replies · Reply by John F 9 hours ago

Fencing And Gates

Fencing is a technique to cover the surrounding nearby plants, crops or any other place to protect it from outsiders and animals. Fencing and gates can help a lot in covering the landscape. Also, it makes it look better and less open for others to visit. Just like protecting the fields, fencing works in this case too. Safety is a must and in landscaping, fencing and gates play a very important role.

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Stihl / Viking RM448vc mower

Hi folksi am thinking about buying a Stihl RM448vc petrol mower to replace my current Honda Izy for small/medium lawns.Positives for it are;Light weight (lots to lifting into rear gardens up steps etc)Poly deck (for weight and corrosion)Solid grass box (hopefully better wet collection than the rubbish Izy bag).However I am struggling to find any reviews for it, or the similar previous Viking model MB448vc, and am concerned about a few things, including how well the single sided handle lasts…

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