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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

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


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

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Morning all,Not a riveting start to the 'spring' season. Trying to chalk this one off before my business reaches top speed. I'm just trying to build my understanding on GDPR so the time that I put into in is for sure the right work.I plan on…

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Geoffrey King replied to Lee Davis's discussion Van Signage
"With regard to sign writing and insurance, as I understand, genereally this is considered as a positive.  A quick google yields
Get a logo: The advertising benefits of having your company logo on the side of your van are obvious, but there's another…"
52 minutes ago
Simon Perry replied to Rob's discussion Trouble with lawnmower, or just bad time to cut grass?
"Hi Rob. As others have said, check the blade isn't blunt, upside down or cutting height too low. 
I haven't been able to cut any grass this year due to wet weather - much different to last year and now more snow to make things worse.
im afraid we've…"
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Scott H replied to Al M's discussion Chipper??
"I find a low chute ok, I lay out a tarpaulin, then gradually move the shredder backwards as the pile builds up. Don't get me wrong, I'd like one with a chute, but on a budget I'd rather buy a low discharge chute machine that can shift waste more qui…"
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Ray McIntosh replied to Lee Davis's discussion Van Signage
"Sign builder do as much sign writing on your vehicle for a flat cost...  design it all yourself on a mock-up of your vehicle, add photos etc if you want, FB logo etc. Think for our vans was about £240 each and a days work to put them on myself.
we g…"
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Ray McIntosh replied to Phil Voice's discussion Scottish government warns employers over snow days pay docking
"The building trade employment contracts are usually subject to inclement weather clauses, whereby workers are unpaid (you can’t lay bricks in the rain), and I have never heard it being raised as an issue before.
However now that recent events have i…"
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Ray McIntosh replied to Rob's discussion Trouble with lawnmower, or just bad time to cut grass?
"At this time of year a moss treatment and scarification would be more beneficial than cutting the grass!
as others say I’d be looking at mower height and blade to resolve the finish"
6 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Rob's discussion Trouble with lawnmower, or just bad time to cut grass?
"Knowing what was coming this weekend, I spiked and 'topped' a largish (1500sqm) lawn yesterday that is used for wedding ceremonies and receptions - the first one is in 4 weeks, so we need some dry soon!! 
Going back to Robs post, we had to fence off…"
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Paving Superstore replied to Andrew Evans's discussion Wood bark
"Hi Andrew,
As David below suggeste, 84m3 should be about right as there will be a little loss with settlement, but then you would gain some back with the space occupied by planting. If you would like any assistance with pricing, we offer both Melcou…"
7 hours ago
Andy Gray replied to Andrew Evans's discussion Wood bark
We have just completed a restoration of a wooden framed zip wire and this involved spreading bark over a 180sqm area. To give you an idea we spread 20 tonnes or bulk bags over the area with some deeper levels where the footfall is greater.…"
7 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion Best approach / machine to level a Berberis Darwinii hedge
"Hi Paul the soft new growth will be easy but i have to also consider if there is a technical issue with the cutting method . i.e  some of the thicker Berberis stems grow in such a way that the moving blade gets dragged and twisted down , there is al…"
7 hours ago
Neil Cooper replied to Ian Harvey's discussion Zipped garden waste bag
"Hi Ian
Have thought about using barrow bags, much easier to handle on your own a fit through garden gates. You can buy seagull proof bags from here
They are only 180 litre but ha…"
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Paul Keeley replied to Paul Keeley's discussion Hayter 41 Pro For Sale
"Nothing, it's a lovely mower but I don't really need it."
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Graham Taylor replied to Paul Keeley's discussion Hayter 41 Pro For Sale
"Out of curiousity, what didn't you like about it?  Seems to have a very good spec with a Honda engine.... a bit small perhaps?"
9 hours ago
Green Girl Garden Care replied to Rob's discussion Trouble with lawnmower, or just bad time to cut grass?
" I've not got the mowers out yet this year which is later than normal as the ground is too soft. I've strimmed a couple of smaller lawn that were tufty to tidy them up. Walk on the lawn if it feels squishy underfoot don't mow."
9 hours ago
Sam Lever replied to Edward Fox's discussion How to expand my business sustainably.
Im in pretty much the exact same situation. It’s great that there is so much work going but stressful when you can’t keep up. I slabs have s young family and do hate working when I could be with them. 
So far I have managed to get by with self em…"
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Hey guys I'm thinking about getting a chipper. Maximumish £500 around 6hp - preferabally good condition 2nd hand. Really to compact waste more. From looking about most stuff that I'm seeing has a low discharge chute which I see as not very practical, I think it looks like an up and over dischatge chute is easier to use. Am I correct?

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1 Reply · Reply by Scott H 5 hours ago

How to expand my business sustainably.

Hi all, Firstly, i've been running my own outfit now for 15 years but always kept things relatively small. Not necessarily through choice but i have never quite got to grips with how to expand in a way that does'nt cause me to have a breakdown to some degree. Having relocated recently to shropshire, having rebuilt my website Long Fox Landscapes and got up onto the first page on google, having taken an ad out in a local glossy it is finally going mental. I have quotes coming out of my ears, I'm…

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7 Replies · Reply by Sam Lever 10 hours ago

Best approach / machine to level a Berberis Darwinii hedge

Last year i reduced the height of an old established Berberis Darwinii hedge 9 metres in length and 1 metre wide for a highly valued customer as its height was restricting the view across the valley , some bits of the hedge were sparse to start with but have since revived since cutting .  The hedge is also growing back but its not growing level and a simple trim will not accomplish this and i am going to have to go back in and cut through thicker stems, The hedge is also a major focal point…

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Javelin Aer-Aid instils an air of confidence

Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, is a firm believer that aeration is one of the most important practices carried out by groundsmen, and this is exactly why he has recently purchased a new SISIS Javelin…

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