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AGROVISTA has today announced the completion of its acquisition of leading sports turf, landscaping and horticulture business, Maxwell Amenity.

3768087439?profile=RESIZE_710xFirst announced in October, the acquisition brings together two of the most experienced and progressive tea

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George Stephens, course manager at Tiverton Golf Club in Devon, claims that Sherriff Amenity has provided him with the ideal tonic to help the greens combat stress and aid root development.

With panoramic views of the Devon countryside, Tiverton Golf

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Dylan Thompson, grounds maintenance manager at Colliers Park, believes that the Dennis PRO 34R far exceeds every other rotary mower he has used in the past.

The former Sheffield Wednesday FC assistant head groundsman has been in the top role at Colli

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SISIS Osca justifies pitch investment

Once Warwick School had decided to invest in a new synthetic pitch, Grounds Manager Duncan Toon felt that the SISIS Osca 3 tractor-mounted oscillating brush was the only machine that could maintain the new surface effectively and truly justify the ma

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Pellenc launch latest battery technology

Pellenc has announced the release of their latest battery – the ULiB 750

Extra thin, compact and lightweight, the Pellenc ULiB 750 battery revises all ergonomic standards with an unequalled power to weight ratio.

Developed to work with all Pellenc ba

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Etesia launch new Hydro 80 ride-on mower

Etesia chose SALTEX to officially launch the new Hydro 80 MKHP5 ride-on mower ahead of its official 2020 release.

The Hydro 80 MKHP5 can cut and collect in all conditions with the added benefit of a differential lock. The new model joins the popular H

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Sherriff the root to success at Milford GC

A carefully-planned turf nutrition and treatment programme utilising three key Sherriff Amenity products has produced a sustained rise in the health, condition and playing standard of greens at the Milford Golf Club in Surrey.

The programme is being i

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Dennis G34D picture perfect at Durham CCC

The Dennis G34D cylinder mower is helping to provide a fantastic finish on the pitch at the Emirates Riverside Stadium according to Durham CCC head groundsman Vic Demain.

This year has been particularly testing for Vic and his team especially with the

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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by prominent supp

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Andrew Brough, head groundsman at Wolverhampton Rugby Union Football Club, claims that the SISIS Quadraplay single pass maintenance system, has helped him in his personal quest to improve the standard of pitches.

It is safe to say that Andrew is Wolve

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Pellenc launches New Rasion 2 Models

Pellenc UK has announced the launch of the all new Rasion Easy 2 and Rasion Smart 2 battery powered pedestrian rotary mowers.

The original Rasion Easy was launched back in 2016 which was a combination of the previous two models in the Rasion rotary mo

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James Williams, Head Groundsman at the London Stadium, has praised the simplicity and efficiency of the new Hunter I-80 rotary sprinklers which were supplied by KAR UK.

Originally built to host London 2012, the Olympic Stadium, as it was formerly call

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Etesia UK has announced the launch of the new Attila 98X four-wheel-drive ride-on brushcutter, which was officially unveiled ahead of the 2020 season at IOG SALTEX.

The new Attila 98X has been designed to work in the toughest of conditions. This power

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ICL has announced the launch of LockStar - a new residual, pre-emergent total herbicide for vegetation management in the UK.

LockStar arrives at a time when public green spaces, amenity areas and transportation infrastructure are all coming under incr

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Dennis Mowers will be unveiling a new and exciting range of mowers when the show opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Although product details are being kept tightly under wraps, the Dennis stand at SALTEX (E070) is set to be t

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New Amenity Specialist for Sherriff

Sherriff Amenity has announced the appointment of Andrew Norman, who joins the company as an amenity specialist based in the areas of Kent and East Sussex.

Eighteen years' experience of golf greenkeeping make Andrew ideally suited for his new role wit

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Pellenc power for Inverallan Landscapes

Inverallan Landscapes, a gardening and grounds maintenance contracting business in Stirling, claims that Pellenc battery powered equipment is playing a big part in the company’s decision to be more environmentally friendly.

In 21 years of business, th

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Scott Duff, head greenkeeper at Bovey Castle in Devon, is using a range of Sherriff Amenity products to help the club get back into the Top 100 Golf Courses.

Designed in 1926 by J F Abercromby, one of the finest British golf course designers of the la

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Duncan Toon, Grounds Manager at Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, believes that both his new SISIS Flexibrush and SISIS TM1000 have helped produce significant improvements to the schools’ sports surfaces.

Duncan is nine months into his new posit

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Andrew Watts replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"still think it's mo-bactor as the way to go. As the moss gradually decomposes, that will leave more space for the grass to grow and fill-in. You'd be surprised how much grass is there and how it's being stiffled by the moss. You may get some more we…"
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Colin Hunt replied to Pete Henchey's discussion Machine maintenance
"I know exactly what 'you mean'!  I gave up doing our own maintenance many years ago.  Find a good local man, that you can build up a good friendly relationship with and let him have the worry - even a broken recoil cord is worth paying £15 in my vie…"
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Morning Has anyone got any tips of how they keep a maintenance routine for machines/kit?Apart from the standard servicing, I've tended to fix problems when they arise (Happy to do the work myself). But as my business is growing (will be taking on a…
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Paul Baillie replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"I took on a new one this year. Was being cut too short, moss had taken over. The lawn was basically yellow. Gave it a really good go with 4in1 and two weeks later...... wow! Could honestly have been on a magazine cover. Moss has just gone, grass was…"
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Andrew Liddle replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"I started gardening about 4 years ago.  Some things I'm glad about in hindsight include:
Completing Level 2 RHS certificate.
Getting PA1/PA6 licence.
Buying decent tools, van.
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Colin Hunt replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
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Graham Taylor replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"This is why its important not to have the majority of your work with grasscutting.... With garden maintenance,  there's always other work to do in a garden in a dry spell.   "
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Machine maintenance

Morning Has anyone got any tips of how they keep a maintenance routine for machines/kit?Apart from the standard servicing, I've tended to fix problems when they arise (Happy to do the work myself). But as my business is growing (will be taking on a…

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New Venture

Hello everyone.I am new to this site and been doing a lot of research on starting up a gardening services buisness.Im in the process of closing my cafe buisness with my wife for the last 12 years sadly due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.Im 53 now and want…

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