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Dennis Razor shows its quality at Mapperley

According to deputy head greenkeeper and mechanic Michael Dickson, there has been a notable improvement in the quality of the greens at Mapperley Golf Club in Nottingham since purchasing two Dennis Razor mowers.

Mapperley is a beautiful…

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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. 

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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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Paul Doyle replied to James King's discussion planting a pyracantha firethawn hedge and fruit trees dying?
"Haha yeah it takes no prisoners alrite!! I think to avoid that problem it has to be at least twice trimmed a year. A once a year heavy pruning is only for sadists....."
3 minutes ago
Paul Doyle replied to James King's discussion Seeding after scarifying
"Yes your correct Andrew, I was'nt thinking of heavy moss infestation...."
8 minutes ago
Andrew Watts replied to James King's discussion Seeding after scarifying
"It's a balance; lots of damp live moss, and the scarify is less effective vs removing dried out dead moss that was treated a couple of weeks beforehand.
So I look to treat first if very heavy moss, then scarify at least a week later. If light moss,…"
28 minutes ago
ian moore replied to ian moore's discussion need help !!! landscaping back garden!!
"hi gary!!! thanks so much for your reply  and great advice,, i did think it woul be too clumpy , i hadve so many different levels around the garden to get the finish if that makes sense, its been driving me mad thinking about it ha ha !!! so you sug…"
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Gary Bashford replied to ian moore's discussion need help !!! landscaping back garden!!
"Hi Ian,
I would make the effort to remove the turf first. It will be a LOT easier to do this than try to level the area when full of chopped up turf clumps.
We normally strip the turf, then go over the area with a stone burier to give a great finish…"
4 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Jessica Bateman's discussion Ramps for mower
"Hi Jessica, I use a couple of lengths of decking board, works fine."
6 hours ago
Etesia UK posted a blog post
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 past 21 yea…
8 hours ago
Jessica Bateman posted a discussion
I'm looking for recommendations for a company that supplies some light weight ramps for mower use into my LWB Ford connect?
9 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to James King's discussion Seeding after scarifying
"In my experience that's the better method. Scarifying first then iron to kill off the remaining moss. But there is a liquid iron product out now which you spray on first before scarifying,which they tell me is better(ferway is the product name here)…"
11 hours ago
Mark replied to Andrew holt's discussion what fleet of mowers do you run?
"Hi Andrew
I use the billy goat mainly when I scarify, usually on the larger lawns. ( hate raking for what can seem like hours ! ) - leaves a great finnish, and shortens the clear up time dramatically!
I've sometimes thought about selling it, but whe…"
11 hours ago
ian moore posted a discussion
hi there am lanscaping back garden new turf to be put down , have just used a turf cutter and rotavator on front garden it was hard wrok and that was not really a flat surface , the back garden however is a nighmare !! its all slopey and want to mov…
11 hours ago
ian moore is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
12 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Metal pre-fab sheds
"My parents had one when I was a kid as above hundreds of nuts bolts etc and you could have still ripped the door open with your hands. It eventually blow a couple of hundred metres down the street in a storm
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19 hours ago
Eddie Lewis replied to Phil Voice's discussion Landscaping waste - UK recycling sites taking green and general waste (interactive map)
"Thanks Phil"
20 hours ago
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Metal pre-fab sheds

Evening all. I'm in the process of moving house and the new house does not currently have a very secure garage / shed / workshop. I'm looking for something to throw up quickly. Maybe to keep long term, but will probably need to be moved.  I've had a…

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