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Etesia UK has unveiled two new Attila pedestrian brushcutters ahead of the 2019 season.

With built-in rugged reliability as standard, the new Etesia AK60 and AH75 pedestrian brushcutters have been designed to work in the toughest of…

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Complete Weed Control has announced a series of roadshow events to provide essential guidance for the amenity sector dealing with the application of glyphosate.

The half day seminars will detail the latest information from Bayer regarding…

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Pellenc, the world’s leading expert in battery-powered tools for maintaining landscapes, has launched the first truly professional ‘on-board’ battery range – The Pellenc Alpha range.

The Pellenc Alpha range sees two new batteries (P260 and…

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KAR UK officially unveiled the Hunter I-80 gear-driven rotor sprinkler at SALTEX 2018.

Offering unparalleled levels of power, performance, and versatility, the all-new I-80 gear-driven rotor from Hunter Industries is the most…

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Reesink Turfcare, Sherriff Amenity and McConnel have been announced as the final three companies competing to get their hands on the SALTEX 2018 Innovation Award. 

After making its successful debut at last year’s show, the SALTEX 2018…

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West Malling GC benefits from Turf Rewards

Sam Young, Course Manager at West Malling Golf Club in Kent, has seen an improvement in the efficacy of his spraying operations since claiming the Team Scout pedestrian sprayer through ICL and Syngenta’s Turf Rewards loyalty scheme. 

Turf…

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Event organisers have reported a significant increase in pre-show visitor registration ahead of SALTEX 2018, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 01 November.

It certainly is encouraging times for the show which will be…

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Limagrain UK recently hosted an event at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, in which a number of independent school groundsmen were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most famous sporting venues in the…

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SISIS success at Shrewsbury School

Andy Richards, grounds manager at Shrewsbury School, has reported excellent results from using a range of SISIS equipment to maintain the School’s widely praised sports pitches.

Shrewsbury School is one of the country's leading…

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A visit to the Dennis stand on E070 at IOG SALTEX 2018 will show how the company’s range of world class turf maintenance equipment enables turf professionals to benefit from cutting edge technology. 

 Taking centre stage on the Dennis…

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Brian Scott, Course Manager at the Rosemount course at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland, believes that the success of his greens is largely thanks to a tank-mix combination of ICL’s Vitalnova Stressbuster and Syngenta’s Primo…

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Allan Tait, Course Manager at Sweetwoods Park Golf Club in Cowden, Kent, has reported excellent results from using two tank mixes containing a range of Sherriff Amenity products.

Situated on the borders of Kent and Sussex in an area of…

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John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"Full credit to the lawn guy on this one , problem acknowledged and work in progress to resolve free of charge , even going the extra mile , brilliant service fueled by integrity . "
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Peter replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Price increase
"I've had to do this numerous times over the years and never enjoy it.  Some customers are fine with it but others seem to expect you to keep the same rate year in year out.  It can be difficult when it's a longer term customer where there is some lo…"
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Jack Chapman replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Price increase
"A £1 increase on a £20 job is 5%. Nothing wrong with adding a pound or two at a time."
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Dave F replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Price increase
"Hi all, I’ve struggled with this a little bit as the majority of my customers are regular lawn cuts/maintenance so tend to be £15/£20 per visit.......to increase by 2%/3% each year is what I’d like to do but would equate to a 40p/60p increase which…"
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Joe McWilliams replied to Joe McWilliams's discussion searching for 15cm posts
"thankyou so much.I think chamfered is the thing."
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David Benson replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Price increase
"if you do it yearly it will be a smaller jump than doing it every 2nd year and a lot will not question it , if any complain about it replace them after all you are there to make a living "
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David Benson replied to Alan reeves's discussion Gardening a safe way to make a living
"there is a lot of poisonous plants some of wich are quite common. the Alnwick garden at Alnwick castle has a fenced off area of poisnous plants "
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Ben Pritchard replied to Green Girl Garden Care's discussion What herbicide to kill bamboo
"Hammer drill it into little bits? Or spray it off and turn the raised bed into a bench?"
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Phil Voice replied to Joe McWilliams's discussion searching for 15cm posts
"Any good sawmill would be able to cut wood to your spec. Look for one that has pressure treatment facilities. If they don't champfer then buy a cheapr router and a chapfering bit and do it yourself
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Graham Taylor replied to Joe McWilliams's discussion searching for 15cm posts
"I think you'll find the picture actually shows a picture of an edge that has been "radiused" ( ie rounded")  rather than "chamfered" where a flat is created at 45 degrres to the post side which makes it a lot easier for Joe to measure his 1" wide. 
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Neal Barker @ Etesia uk replied to Alan reeves's discussion Gardening a safe way to make a living
"there are many plants in the uk which come under the poisonous / dangerous clasification but most really are down to the reaction they cause some people when they come in contact with the sap's as there more corstic on fair to sensitive skins, this…"
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Price increase

Evening people. Just wondering how others approach the issue of increasing rates(wording, time of the year, do you find many current customers question you on it? And do you reply without offending them)  Thanks look forward to your replies.

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