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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

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

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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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Jim Gibbon replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"Hi Kieron, could you tell me what particularly is inferior about the Weibang and the problems you have had with it with regard to reliability? Also has warranty work been acceptable when you have had problems? Thanks Jim"
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Graham Wright replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Slow/bad payers
"I have the paypal one, its quite good. I had an old izettle reader before that, but it was a bit of a pain sometimes, so as I use paypal anyway it made sense. I don't get much use out of it, but it's there if I need it, and it has contactless too, w…"
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Graeme Brown replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Slow/bad payers
"I have just started using a card machine which is handy I have also set up a gocardless account which lets you set up direct debit payments. I send the customers an email link they fill it in and the payment come out every month. "
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Trevor Stephens replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Slow/bad payers
"Thanks guys, funny I had recently been wondering if a card machine may be useful think I will order one."
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Andrew replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"I would recommend the danarm/kaaz/sarp 4 wheelers-or the honda version-all the same machine really.heavy duty alloy deck/large rubber wheels/direct shaft drive/2-speed/bbc/fan-assisted collection,usually a dust cover on the grass bag.I believe they…"
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Hello,Sprayer required for 9 acres of paddock. Postcode is TN22Get in touch and I will forward your details to the customer....Richard @ Progreen
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UK Lawn Care Association replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"I use a Honda Izy which cost about £450 just under 2 years ago.  No roller as such but a plastic strip so it's lighter and does leave a bit of a stripe.  Done about 800 jobs so far always starts!  Hope I don't get commentator's curse now ! :) "
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Scott H replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Slow/bad payers
"I've done the same as Robbie, dropped the worst ones, too much hassle. Thing is some of the late payers are worth quite alot over a year so dropping them isn't an option.
This year I've taken some advice from the forum and started using monthly paym…"
Robbie replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Slow/bad payers
"I hate slow/late-paying clients, chased one client for over a year for £18! It cost me more in time and effort to gain it too, however, I was like a dog with a bone.
I usually send folks a late payment invoice after it goes over 7 days (My payment t…"
Trevor Stephens’s discussion was featured
HiAdvice 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 che…
David Benson replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"it might be the photo but the front copings seem loose. The point ing dos not seem to desperate its mainley salts coming out of the bricks/morter a good stif brush will clear it off and has  the pond have a overflow as all the heavy wet wether we ha…"
Andrew Betteridge replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"That wasn’t what I was expecting, I was expecting to see the mortar crumbling.
With the grass  being artificial I would try washing the wall with white vinegar and water, then something a bit stronger if that doesn’t shift it.
It is a very common pr…"
Andrew Betteridge replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"I posted a link to a NHBC guide, but it has to be passed by the moderator as it may be spam.
Try a internet search “NHBC efflorescence”
Not a problem for you to worry about.
 Andy "
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Neil Brown replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"The internal wall is solid concrete blocks 
Neil Brown replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"Hi All thanks for answers to date 
i have attached a photo of the wall in question 
The grass around the base is artificial which i installed at a later date 


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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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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 1 hour ago

Removing Stumps - small tree/large bush

I have a tree stump that needs removing. I've cut it back myselfso far from small tree bush There are small four trunks forming the stump. 3 of these are about 2 inches in diameter, the 4th and largest about 3 inches in diameter.They are between 4 to 5 inches in height. Should I cut back to ground level,then cut the roots with a chain saw and try to leveredge the roots out with an an iron bar ? I know using a winch may be helpfull as well but I don't have one and would have to rent one. I have…

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7 Replies · Reply by David Benson yesterday

Summer watering with IBC tank

With a dramatic change in weather here in Somerset I'm after some recomendations for watering kit. I have a client with lots of raised planters along a quater mile long drive. We will soon be planting up with bedding for a summer display and will need to keep them well waterd. I have a IBC tank and use of a good forklift. I'm looking for a good way to pump the water out via a nice rain lance. Has anyone got a good suggestion. There would be no acsess to power and the forklift dosnt have a 12v…

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6 Replies · Reply by Gary RK on Saturday

Customer Complaints

I had a bricklayer build a small pond brick wall 3 years ago and the customer is complaining the jointing has failed and is crumbling  I have offered to get the wall re pointed which in my opinion should resolve the issue  He has said he has had a proffesional bricklayer look at the wall and been told it should have had damp proofing and needs to be knocked told and re built and he would not accept it being re pointed  In his letter he said if i am not prepared to do this he would get a…

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