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John Rippin, head gardener at the stunning Bodnant Estate in North Wales, believes that his battery powered Airion hand blower from Pellenc is the perfect machine to avoid disrupting the estate’s visitors.   

The Bodnant Estate, a…

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After Richard Ayling, grounds manager at Merchant Taylors’ School, drew up a shortlist of new potential machinery to purchase, the Dennis Razor fine turf mower saw off competition to receive a unanimous vote from himself and his team.

The…

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David Hodgson, groundsman and president at the Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club in Headingley, Leeds, believes that a lot more local cricket clubs would see significant improvements if they used a SISIS Rotorake TM1000 tractor mounted…

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James Bledge, Course Manager at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal, Kent, says he has successfully treated Dry Patch with monthly applications of Qualibra wetting agent.

Formed in 1892, Royal Cinque Ports is a Championship Links course…

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The Dennis FT510 and SISIS Dart are currently helping Mark Audin prepare the green at the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool, for the biggest national tournament in the crown green bowling calendar.

Regarded as the ‘Wembley’ of crown green bowling,…

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The New Pellenc 1200 battery and harness enters UK market. The new Pellenc ULiB 1200 battery and harness has entered the UK market with battery life increased by 20% compared to the to the ULiB1100 battery. Pellenc is exclusively…

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Etesia UK has announced huge savings on selected models in its Duocut range of green technology battery-powered pedestrian mowers.

The revolution in battery powered equipment continues to sweep through the groundscare industry and it is…

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John Jennings, Course Superintendent at Castleknock Golf Club in Dublin, always used to struggle with achieving longevity from the fertilizers he was using – that was until he applied ICL’s Sierrablen Plus Stress Control 15-5-22…

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The national football team won’t be the only team of professionals flying from England to Russia this summer. In fact, a whole fleet of Dennis G860 cylinder mowers will already be making their mark in Russia before the England squad is even…

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The Ernest Doe branch in Esher has been appointed as a new Etesia dealer and will be distributing Etesia’s complete product range throughout Surrey.

The renowned Ernest Doe brand can be traced all the way back to June 1898 when Ernest took…

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Lee Ballard, senior groundsperson at the University of Kent (UKC) in Canterbury, believes that his new SISIS Flexicomb is the perfect tool to help extend the life of one of the University’s synthetic sports surfaces.

Canterbury in Kent may…

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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,…"
17 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)…"
10 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…"
10 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
Peter Wright, Byron and mark hubb joined Landscape Juice Network
20 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Andrew holt's discussion what fleet of mowers do you run?
"How I ended up with all ride on work is a very interesting question, one which has really made me think.
 I started grass cutting in 1985 for a good friend of mine [I was 19]. His work was almost all Council contracts, so was even then all ride on w…"
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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