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Plant Health Supervisor

Plant Health Supervisor required for family run wholesale shrub & perennial nursery. Candidates must hold a full clean driving licence as you will be required to travel between sites. It is essential that you hold the correct industry standard qualifications for the post. The right candidate will be required to spray all stock on a

Landscape contractor

Landscape contractor required for Landscaping company based in Surrey. Candidate should have minimum five years experience and be  proficient in laying Paving, Brickwork, fencing, operating an excavator and general Landscaping tasks. A clean driving licence also required.

Experienced gardener

Grove Gardens is an established landscape gardening business in Brighton and Hove and we are currently looking for an experienced gardener to join our team. You must be a highly motivated individual with a professional attitude to your work. Experienced in garden maintenance and a good plant knowledge. A full driving licence is essential. Competitive

Landscape and grounds maintenance operative

Landscape and grounds maintenance operative required for a well established landscaping company based in south wales. Looking for an enthusiastic and well motivated worker who works well as part of a team or on their own.  Must have at least 3 years experience in landscaping/ grounds maintenance and sports ground maintenance and renovation. The roles

Grounds Maintenance Operative

The purpose of the Grounds Maintenance chargehand/team leader position is to carry out a range of duties to support the running of contracts. This will include operating machinery, towing a trailer, grass cutting, hedge cutting and general grounds maintenance duties, able to work on own initiative to complete daily work to a high standard The Grounds Maintenance Team Leader will

Landscape Site Manager

Woodhouse Landscape/Natural pools are a design and build company based near Cambridge We undertake a whole range of diverse projects from small patios to natural swimming pools and lake renovations right across the UK and abroad with a variety of private and business clients. We currently have a vacancy for a Skilled landscaper/site manager to

Landscaper Supervisor/Team Leader

Vibrant individual needed to join quality landscape design and build team in Cornwall. Applicant must have 5+ years experience in the industry, be skilled and competent in a range of hard landscape disciplines, be able to work to a very high standard and have great attention to detail, be able to guide and supervise a

Landscape foreman / Skilled Landscaper

We currently require a self-motivated skilled landscape foreman with a minimum of five years experience to take on this role. Their skills should include laying paving, brickwork, timberwork, laying setts, installing drainage and irrigation, turf laying and operating a 360 excavator. The applicant should be polite, able to work under pressure, lead by example and

Help us to build luxury climbing frames and treehouses

Overview 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

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Webb Lawnmowers, opinions?

Hi everyone, I have a small business, just me, and do mainly garden maintainence and weeding/planting along with other jobs such as jetwashing and so on as I have a number of elderly customers who always ask for very small "other" jobs. I cut lawns,…

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1 Reply · Reply by Adam Woods 2 hours ago

Running costs

I know we all have differnt costs, income, circumstances, situations etc, but I'm interested to see what you would expect the daily running costs would be for a one man band with two subcontractors?I'm talking one team of three people with one…

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10 Replies · Reply by John Powley 12 hours ago

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Mike George replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"Ok great thanks for the info pal is LJN a website or company ?"
7 minutes ago
Progreen Weed Control replied to Progreen Weed Control's discussion Easter Fun - win a CP knapsack
"The competition is open until the end of April, we will update you once we hear from Cooper Pegler.
11 minutes ago
Gary RK replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"It can be one of the most profitable, yet antisocial, sources of winter work if you’re are prepared and want to work thru  winter.
There’s lots on LJN from Contractors (like us) that do it - do a search and take a read......"
1 hour ago
Mike George replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"I wasn't planning on using ploughs to be honest I was just going to do gritting, what kind of vehicle was you using?"
2 hours ago
Scott H replied to Daniel Johnson's discussion Ride on mower - help/advise
"I've bought two since I started - I'm into the 3rd season this year.
First one, Etesia Hydro 100, then back end of last year a Bahia. I chose them because they have a good name in the industry, and will pick up wet grass. Thought about a Kubota, did…"
2 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"As I was a subby I don't really want to give what is another companies figures out but were kept going although this was a large company with national contracts so would not be representative any way. Do you have ploughs in place because the salt wo…"
2 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Graham Taylor's discussion Unusual fuel problem
"You could try an octane boost addative see if that helps, i would be having a word with the fuel station too."
2 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"£600+ per day labour Phil, very nice!!
3 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Graham Taylor's discussion Unusual fuel problem
"If this was last week during the extreme heat you may find its as simple as hot fuel expanding in the tank and air locking/ pressurising the tank. Was a cold machine ok in morning? I had this on 2 machines last week. The blower worse fuel was litera…"
10 hours ago
Nick Shenton replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"The main difference will be the fact that ALL i do is supply and lay turf , so that is my bread and butter and not a job that comes along every now and then.
Always interesting to hear someone elses point of view , never too old to learn something n…"
10 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"Sorry for the dyslexic typo I meant Kieron!"
10 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"Hi Keiron
Thanks for your reply, it's always good benifit from the experience of others. You have given me a heads up on things to look out for and maybe prevent down time by being ahead of the game.
Engine wise I have had the Kawasaki FJ180 on anot…"
10 hours ago
graeme mccaig replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"Nick, i used that figure only from the post i seen on a fb group. Basically where cowboys took 800 upfront and threw down turf. The photo/ post shows more details. I wasnt expecting to get 800 and im not getting half that."
11 hours ago
Mike George replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"Cheers for the reply pal , I've got a good mechanic on side and plan to buy new machines so I get a 2 year warranty.
How busy was you when you used to subbie for him if you don't mind me asking?  How many sites etc?"
11 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"The company I subbie for used a phone app that hat GPS tracking and you zapped a QR code which was at a site to prove you were there. The salt doesn't need to be inside but if it's possible I would dry salt is easier to spread when you are doing pat…"
12 hours ago
Wayne Quinney replied to Dean Harvey Icewatch's discussion Winter Work
"Hi Dean,
I have just secured a contract for  gritting this coming winter. And will be loooking at undertaking more of this work. 
We would be keen to here more,  to see if we could help.
We are just going though the safe contractor process and will…"
12 hours ago


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Unusual fuel problem

Never had this happen before............... filled up my usual 2 stroke fuel container with the usual 5l fuel + the usual Stihl oil.... same oil/quantity as usual................. both the strimmer and the blower both stated having problems starting..... when they did start, had trouble getting them to rev up but eventually managed to coax them in to life and full power though once I switched them off, the same problems reappeared.  Thought it might be just coincidence with the fuel and got out…

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2 Replies · Reply by Dave Colton 2 hours ago

Ride on mower - help/advise

Hi All I have had a landscaping business for 4 years and looking to continue growing. Part of the business is maintenance and over the years have turned away some business due to only having honda pedestrian mowers. over the last couple of weeks i have had the opportunity to quote two commerical jobs which both  would require a ride on due to size. So i have a couple of questions - Is it worth buying one for the odd potential new client and possibly looking to grow this area of the buisness? I…

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1 Reply · Reply by Scott H 2 hours ago

We've just bought a Hayter 41 Pro and....

It's absolutely awesome!   It's been throwing it down all day today and this thing has continually filled the grass box to max capacity.  We had to cut some recently laid turf that was over  6" long, it was no bother and left a great finish.  It is so quick, the guys can only just keep up. I had heard they were good but it has exceeded my expectations.

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2 Replies · Reply by Steven Mills 13 hours ago

Gritting advice needed please

Hi all i could do with some sound advice from you gritters out there if possible. I've just started the process of setting up a small gritting company and plan on aiming to do schools, office car parks, doctors surgeries shopping car parks etc etc. I've got 2 Ford ranger 4x4s and am planning on using snowex sp1875 which I've read are pretty good pieces of kit  I plan on having both vehicles trackered that will give updates to customers that we've actually been on site and am gonna sign up with…

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7 Replies · Reply by Mike George 7 minutes ago

Cables around gardens

Hi Advice on cables Please! So many gardens now have cables for lighting, audio, internet, Tv aeriels running through hedges in beds and borders (a lot not armoured just dropped down by lazy sparks) Several time we have nearly cut these even having checked before.  Who is liable to pay for repair if this happens? do I put a standard disclaimer on quotes to say we should be informed of any cable runs in the garden otherwise not liable.?? Thanks in advance  Trevor

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1 Reply · Reply by David Benson on Sunday

Slow/bad payers

Hi all, I have a varied mix of customers, some regular maintenance all year, some one off jobs and some bigger projects.  I provide a clear quote for each customer, work exactly to that spec, keep the customer updated etc. On completion (or end of month for maintenance customers) I send out QuickBooks invoices with bank transfer details and a 7 day payment period. Some customers pay on time, however it really annoys me having to constantly chase late payers who have usually simply forgotten. Do…

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5 Replies · Reply by Graham Wright yesterday

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