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Gritting.

Evening all, we've been asked to grit the carpark of our local frozen food emporium but not having done this before any advice would be very welcome. Its not a huge area so we plan on doing it with our hand push rotary spreader. I suppose the most basic question Is when to grit ? Do you rely on the weather forecast and at what temp ? Thanks in advance.

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  • PRO

    Are you going to charge for your professional skill!!!

  • Bell end.

    • PRO
      Really?
    • Where did that come from?
    • I'm with Jason on this. There are too many users on here that pop up with patronising and self righteous posts like the one from 'Manorwood Landscapes' here. So basically Manorwood you're saying that if you've never done something before you should not be able to have a go and charge for it? Great logic there mate. If we all followed that none of us would ever have been able to set up our own business would we. All the thread owner was asking was for a bit of advice on a particular bit of work he'd not done before as he wants to use it as a way to keep earnings up over the Winter. If you have nothing positive to say, or even constructive criticism, then just keep quiet.

      • PRO
        There is no doubt the first reply was odd, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessary to reply to it in that manner because as you say if you can’t keep it positive or constructive keep quiet!
        • Agree Richard ...
      • Couldn't agree more. Lifes too short to put up with pillocks, i'm taking the job on a) As a bit of a favour to the manageress and b) Funds are a bit low at the mo as I was diagnosed with acute leukemia earlier on in the year and haven't been able to work too much as you can imagine. I've been in the horticultural industry since 1981 and if theres any advice I can give from my knowledge base I give it, freely, we're all in the same boat.

  • PRO

    Well... moving on.

    Much like any garden work no one can tell you a precise figure.

    Do you have the correct insurance to carry this out (and at the times it will be carried out)


    Will you being doing it? Staff? Will the staff be happy to potentially go out 7 nights a week if its a cold snap?

    Snow Clearance?

    Salt type? Do they want clean white salt? Do they want another form of ice melt? (that won't rust stuff out as bad for example)

    We go out when its below 2 degrees.

    There are a few other things Ive forgotten

    • Thank you.

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