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With the season fast approaching, an overwhelming number of greenkeepers made their way to the recent Dennis and SISIS Bowling Green Maintenance Seminar, in order to gain advice and tips on best practice. 

The popular seminars, which are…

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Etesia Hydro 80 - an all-round performer

John Maxwell, managing director at Inverallan Landscapes, has reported a number of benefits from using the Etesia Hydro 80 MKHP ride-on mower.

Established in 1998, Inverallan Landscapes is a family run business based in Stirling. Over the…

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Now in its 74th year, SALTEX is growing from strength to strength in its NEC home.

In fact, already 70 per cent of the SALTEX 2019 floorplan has been allocated with more than 180 SALTEX 2018 exhibitors returning. Over 40 of these exhibitors…

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The Dennis and SISIS Groundcare Seminar took place at St. Albans School, Woollam Trust Playing Fields on Tuesday 19 February with delegates all claiming it was a huge success.

For a number of years, the Dennis and SISIS pre-season indoor…

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Harry Legge-Bourke, custodian, managing partner and trustee of the Glanusk Estate, believes that the Etesia Attila 98X ride-on brushcutter has exceeded all expectation at the truly prestigious venue.

Situated in the beautiful countryside of…

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Heavy usage on the sports pitches at the Trojan Club in Eastleigh, Hampshire, means that head groundsman Dave Edwards needs to ensure the turf stands up to the rigours of winter sports. It is for this reason he chooses Sherriff Amenity’s Marathon…

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Stuart Hogg, Course Manager at The West Lancashire Golf Club, believes that ICL’s H2Pro TriSmart provides him with everything he requires from a wetting agent.

Founded in 1873 and featured in the top 100 golf courses in Great Britain, The…

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As a long-term user of Limagrain grass seed, Adrian Kay, head groundsman at York Racecourse, believes that an improvised MM25 mixture gives him the confidence to keep the course to an exceptionally high standard all year round.

Adrian, the…

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Etesia UK has announced a new partnership with Camsaw Ltd, which will see the County Laois based business exclusively distribute Pellenc battery powered equipment throughout the Republic of Ireland. 

Established in 1987 by Philip Carney,…

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dan replied to John F's discussion Stihl KM 94 rc starting problem
"carbs seem to be the number one problem on all hand held 2 stoke these days -- my local dealer dont even bother trying to clean the carbs any more they just replace them to save time -- apparently the problem is so wide spread stihl have dropped the…"
1 hour ago
Dixie North Herts is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
1 hour ago
Green Girl Garden Care replied to Green Girl Garden Care's discussion Wave accounting ditching the uk
"Yes invoicing will still work. Looking at it i could manually upload my bank statements which i think i will do at least until the end of the financial year and then look at the options after that. "
2 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to PGM's discussion Lawnflite 448SJR
"I've got the older model with kawasaki engine, bought 2nd hand. Been very pleased, decent collection and once sped up a decent speed for me. Nothing like a sped up 21" honda hrd though. 
A customer has a brand new wheeled version with suburu engine.…"
3 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to John F's discussion Stihl KM 94 rc starting problem
"Sounds drastic but sometimes the simplest solution is to just fit another carb which you can pick up for £10-£20 on ebay from China...... pretty sure that'll sort the problem out.  The only snag is can take a couple of weeks to arrive."
12 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to John F's discussion Stihl KM 94 rc starting problem
"Mine had the same problem and the dealer replaced the carb and that sorted it, but it cost over £100 as out of warranty a cheap chinese one from ebay is only £10.00 and they also work fine."
12 hours ago
John F posted a discussion
My Stihl kombi km 94 rc has developed a frustrating starting problem . Initially it starts first time from cold and runs great until i switch it off then it refuses to start again until it cools down it doesn't matter how long i have being using it…
12 hours ago
Richard Parkinson replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Fence Aftercare
"6 and 12 months"
13 hours ago
Richard Parkinson posted a discussion
Hi, everyoneI've been in business now just over 3 years and in that time I've been concentrating on working towards building on clearance and weed control . I've done all the relevenat tickets including pesticides and machinery but struggling to sor…
13 hours ago
Corin Doyle, Richard Parkinson, Carol Miers and 1 more joined Landscape Juice Network
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14 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to PGM's discussion Lawnflite 448SJR
"I had a Kaaz 21" roller. I got a hi lift from L&S for it, and collection was superb... had two of these machines over 4-5 years. BUT I wouldn't buy another. Drive/shaft/gearbox problems cost a fortune, after just a year they started. 
I agree, the W…"
15 hours ago
PGM replied to PGM's discussion Lawnflite 448SJR
"Thanks for that Nick. That's the second bad report i've had about them so likely to give it a miss. Thanks."
16 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Green Girl Garden Care's discussion Wave accounting ditching the uk
"I have been using QB Self employed for years. However I use wave for all of my invoices. I assume that part will still function? I didnt get an email from them?"
16 hours ago
dickyjim replied to Rob's discussion ideal fencing protection to keep large dog in garden.
"My partner is a dog behaviourist so I've picked up a bit down the years. The problem with shock collers on dogs is it's what they see when they get the shock that can have unwanted effects on the dog. 
As a for instance, I know someone who used one…"
19 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Rob's discussion ideal fencing protection to keep large dog in garden.
"Apparently the dogs learn pretty quickly not to go near the perimeter so it's not as though they're constantly getting a shock which is something like the static shock you can get sometimes when you touch certain things.  Not saying I agree with the…"
20 hours ago
Dave @ Eastleigh Garden Services replied to Rob's discussion ideal fencing protection to keep large dog in garden.
"Appalling to use shock therapy on pets:
https://news.rspca.org.uk/2018/08/17/rspca-highlight-importance-of-...
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20 hours ago
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Pricing hedge work

Folks I dont normally do a lot of headge work but have a customer with many meters needing late summer tidy trim, not into old wood at all. I have the meterage and height, if anyone can gibe me an indication of how they price jobs like this I would…

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