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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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Nigel Gillam replied to David Sutton's discussion Help With Shanks/Lawnflite 553HRS Rear Roller Alignment
"Hi John,
I have got a couple of this mowers and was wondering can they go any faster? as the cut the best but so slow compared to Hayter lawnmowers.
Do please let me know if there is any way to improve the speed of these machines.
 
Cheers Nigel "
3 hours ago
Billybop replied to James's discussion Greetings
"I sold a cordless lawnmower a while ago to a guy who has a small trailer pulled by an electric bicycle which he uses to go and do maintenance jobs. He had a mitsubishi pickup truck on the driveway but said that in practice he rarely used it. Might n…"
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James Duke replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Thank you Adam that is very kind of you
I have been reading lots on this site recently and the information is very good and it gives me hope that I can succeed in this industry.
It is a very daunting prospect of leaving your job and trying to start…"
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James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Hi Adam,
Thanks for your kind message, I will definitely take you up on your offer and contact you soon.
Even just a soundboard, someone of your experience would be extremely valuable for me to be able to speak freely with.
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4 hours ago
James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Thanks John,
 
Given yours and Andrews comments I'm going to put my more immediate attention on marketing and less on machinery.
 
I was kind of aware of the lull come winter but im not exactly sure how to counter this, perhaps I can offer seasonal…"
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Harry@VWGS replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Yes, you are around 10 miles from me, I’m out tonight but will message you tomorrow. Side note, take Adam up on his offer of a chat too, he has a wealth of knowledge too.."
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John F replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Its a good time to start adverising James , Work usually starts to pick up in Feb / March . 
Grass cutting and hedge trimming is a good earner . There can be restrictions on hedge cutting between March and begining of August due to nesting birds so…"
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Adam Pilgrim replied to James's discussion Greetings
" To James and James Duke, whom I understand are both 'new starters' in the industry- you are in the right place.
I have been an LJN member since I started officially started in this trade 1st Jan 2011.
I think we all have days where we wonder if we…"
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James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"I'm looking at the first year as being able to find my feet and learn. I will reevaluate when I am more confident in the service I can provide and how I can improve on other providers.
Ideally the village can provide a small group of regular custome…"
6 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Keeping to just your village will impact number of customers and income. If that's not an issue, then no problems. Simplyfies marketing greatly.
As an example, around my area in Berkshire, we know of and have used a gardener who only cycles to jobs,…"
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James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Hi Andrew, my proposed coverage area is confined to my village, partridge green for the first year and then expand to neighbouring villages the next. I think its realistic that I have a slow first year whilst finding my feet which also agrees with m…"
7 hours ago
James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Hi Harry, that would be great. Ive been In W.Sussex for 20 years now and love it. Have you heard of Partridge Green?"
7 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Nice ,an example of a possible customer : plenty of commuters who are time poor but have the means and motivation to pay for a professional service.
Would both Horsham and Worthing be in your proposed coverage area? It looks like 20 miles betweem th…"
7 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Your in my area, happy to have a chat, I’ve been Ascot/ Sunningdale/ Old Windsor based for 20 years, but have recently moved down your way, it’s a nice area, plenty of potential.. "
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James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"West Sussex Andrew, between Horsham and Worthing. "
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Greetings

Hello All,I'm new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself.Currently looking to start a small gardening business In March after handing in my notice next Thursday.I'm trying to do my planning at the moment but struggling with the wealth of options available in Vans to Machinery. Using the search facility in the forum is helping somewhat.Out of interest, if you could go back to the position I am now in, what would you say to yourself and what do you wish you knew then?Lastly, if anyone…

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Stihl Kombi Brush

I am considering buying the Kombi Brush attachment. I have a couple of jobsthat require a lot of brushing - 2 car parks. One car park has a lot of pine needles that have been left for a long time and and a normal brush won't move them. I have looked at a couple of videos online and cannot make up my mind how effective the brushes are. Has anyone actually got one and is it any good? If so, what do you tend to use it for. Thanks.

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8 Replies · Reply by David @ Eastleigh Garden Service 15 hours ago

Bessertrim brushcutters

Hi all.Our echo brush cutter after 7 years of abuse is now beyond economical repair. I was going to plump for the exact same new model, but knowing parts can be pricey I've vaguely thought about purchasing a different brand. My newest employee suggested a model from Bessertrim, currently with the Mitsubishi TL 26 or 33 engine. I've personally never come across them, and there's very little info online to go with. I wondered if anyone had any experience of their stuff or had dealt with them. 

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Resin

Morning all, I have laid a path in a small school garden with varied small stones, slate, pebbles. Is there a resin I can pour on to bind it all together as I am concerned little feet and hands are going to distribute the contents of the path far and wide?thanks

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Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor entertainment is what people are very fond of in their free time or holiday season. Outdoor fireplace is a wonderful way to deal with outdoor entertainment. One can get an outdoor fireplace in their gardens, cabinets etc. It is easy to get installed and maintained through hiring good services. Many designs and colors for fireplace are also in trend, they can choose the kind of color they like.

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