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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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Got stung again

Paid a company to do 15k flyers for me last year and the only calls I got were people finding my flyers etc in their hedges.  Took on a new company this year and pretty much the same experience.  They are 10k apparently into the 15k run and I have…

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Gary RK replied to John Marsh's discussion What do you do with a doggy Doo?
"If you’re so inclined, bag it, tie it up, leave in a sun kissed position near rear or front door. 
Soon get the message... or perhaps a version of attached sign might work ;)"
2 hours ago
Graham Wright replied to John Marsh's discussion What do you do with a doggy Doo?
"When I first started I used to hate the poo and I used to add a charge for removing them if no one was home, now if there's like 4 or less I just pick them up. I keep some carrier bags and disposable gloves in the van for the regular occurances.
Thi…"
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Graham Taylor replied to John Marsh's discussion What do you do with a doggy Doo?
"Can't really see much point in cutting the lawn at all if you leave big areas uncut.........there might be a dispute over whether you get paid for it + it won't look very any good. If there was no-one in I'd have just phoned the boss, explained the…"
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Colin Hunt replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"I take it you mean 36 sq.m. Graeme.  If you have already completed and charged for the clearing, then all you have to price is prepare and lay.  Very worse case, including hire of rotorvator + day to prepare + day to lay + cost of turf + profit. You…"
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graeme mccaig replied to John Marsh's discussion What do you do with a doggy Doo?
"im a 2nd mate in a 3 man company. (the lowest man). today while the boss was at his primary customer, me and 1st mate visited the homes. One garden has 8 or 10 dogs. Cant count them all. Anyway, loads on shit on the lawns. I steer around it all and…"
22 hours ago
Elizabeth Reeves replied to Darren Walters's discussion Plant ID please
"Yeah, LOL!
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23 hours ago
John Fulton replied to dan's discussion Sthil dethatcher/scarifier for kombi system
"I have a stihl dethatcher for the MM multi engine two sets of tines but it takes different accessories brushes etc  , I think its MM55 but mine is a very old model It clears moss in no time at all but i dont know how this compares to a dedicated sca…"
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Pembrokeshire Gardening’s discussion was featured
Have quite a few lawns to treat and fertilise..Is it ok to mix Thrust with other treatments such as a slow release fertiliser or an Iron sulphate solution in a knapsack sprayer?Or should i stick to seperate applications?Just rather busy at the minut…
yesterday
Progreen Weed Control replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Lawn treatments.. OK Mixing selective herbicide (thrust) with Fertiliser / Iron sulphate etc??
"Always guaranteed safer applying separately but may depend on the type of iron sulphate - held in solution, fully chelated etc...as Andrew says , the phenoxy hormone weedkillers (2-4D, MCPA, etc) are more prone to react and clag with iron (especiall…"
yesterday
Andrew Watts replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Lawn treatments.. OK Mixing selective herbicide (thrust) with Fertiliser / Iron sulphate etc??
"Haven't used Thrust so not sure - it looks like the same class as Relay, Prompt, Super Selective etc, and they don't/didn't mix well with Iron. Try a small sample in a jug and see what happens.
Crossbar/Holster , Greenor/Interfix and Mogul/Praxxs al…"
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Sean Clarke replied to John Barratt MCIHort's discussion Hard and Soft Landscaper required Marlow.
"Try Charlie Armstrong - armstrongcharl@hotmail.com
He’s based in Hambleden, worked with him for years before I went my own way ( I don’t do hard landscaping btw ). I’m not sure on his availability, he always seems to be busy.
You can mention Sean se…"
Wednesday
dan replied to Darren Walters's discussion Plant ID please
"LOL
im guessing this is the company that did all the planting / landscaping ? 
they sound a nightmare !!!!"
Wednesday
Darren Walters replied to Darren Walters's discussion Plant ID please
"Update - 2 weeks later. Dear oh dera oh dear!
Soke to the customer yesterday.  Apparently they are Oranges and this particlar variety are supposed to be ok for the UK.  It came to light that the people who planted them also came and covered them up…"
Wednesday
Graham Taylor replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"That does sould like robbery to me...................I'd guess the gearbox has failed.......you can pick up a good secondhand gearbox on Ebay for under £100................. there's a brandnew one going for £224  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-HRD…"
Wednesday
Jim Gibbon replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"I traded in a Hayter 48 pro for a Weibang 48 pro non bbc last season, it was a really good move! The Weibang is a great performer in wet and dry with a very good commercial warranty. "
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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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Do you use Tripod Ladders for tree or hedge work? At Northern Arb Supplies, we supply a wide range of high-performance Tripod Ladders ranging from 1.2m(4ft) - 4.8m(16ft). In our latest article, we discuss the best hedge cutting ladders and give you all the information you need to know when considering purchasing Tripod Ladders. Read Here   

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Pricing a turf job

i know theres no set price on metres square (unfortunately) with loads of variables . But is there a rule of thumb. I have seen a couple of stories on facebook of customers paying £800 ish for tiny new build back gardens. One thing, i have no way of knowing if these are real or fake news. Im in manchester. working on a 36 metre square garden. was 100% full of flowers, which i have almost cleared. have priced up the turf. asking lads here how much they think is a few labour quote. lastly, one…

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Lawn treatments.. OK Mixing selective herbicide (thrust) with Fertiliser / Iron sulphate etc??

Have quite a few lawns to treat and fertilise.. Is it ok to mix Thrust with other treatments such as a slow release fertiliser or an Iron sulphate solution in a knapsack sprayer? Or should i stick to seperate applications? Just rather busy at the minute and have a massive backlog of scarifying / mowing and treatments to do so was thinking of time saving...

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Hard and Soft Landscaper required Marlow.

I am trying to find a reliable landscaper to finish of a job thats been started at  my sister's but has now been let down by the contractor undertaking the work. The work consists of, finishing off a small block wall, that then requires to be rendered. Some broken  large tiles on the existing patio to be replaced, lawn levelling. A small box hedge planting, Garden gate replacing. Anyone interested let me know and i will pass on your details. Thanks  

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1 Reply · Reply by Sean Clarke on Wednesday
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Sthil dethatcher/scarifier for kombi system

Was having a chat with local sthil rep regarding why there is no dethatcher unit for the kombi system when they have one for the multi tool engine.  After having just bought the power brush for the kombi - it was clear it looked logically like the dethatcher could be used instead of the brush.  He said he thought someone had managed to do this even if it isnt a Sthil recomended / publized thing.  Anyone tried getting the dethatcher: …

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1 Reply · Reply by John Fulton yesterday

new mower choice

Having used a honda 536 roller model and 4 wheel both now very old and start the season the roller jammed on me, estimate of £736 to repair it.  So on the look out for a new mower.  I did find the Honda rather heavy, any recommendations on new mower ??, maybe something bit lighter ,cuts well in rain etc , use for commercial and residential lots of cutting grass and use every day.

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8 Replies · Reply by Graham Taylor on Wednesday
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Toro Turfmaster Twin Deck Pro

We've a varied fleet of mowers from smaller to large rollers and ditto 4 wheelers and a Husqy mulcher. I'm re-freshing / adding at the moment and I'm seriously thinking of getting a Toro Turfmaster 22205TE twin deck 76cm. It has a large cutting area, mulching capability and is the pro version, so has robust simplified controls. We've had it's baby brother for 3 years, the 53cm 22293 pro hi vac bagger and it's been great with solid performance and no problems. Both have the lovely Kawasaki…

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