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commercial grass cutting (3)

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Even in our local area, not many people know the true scale of the works that we can offer - basically if its grass (of virtually any description), we can offer services to help you maintain it, improve it, or even prepare the ground and reseed…

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Perhaps you own or run your own business and need your grounds maintaining or are in a HR department and have been tasked with finding a grounds maintenance contractor to maintain your site(s)?

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Open forum activity

David Benson replied to Andrew Evans's discussion Pond loosing water
"when the pump is switched off dos one pond drop more than the others
is water getting splashed out on the waterfalls 
could it be when the pump is switched off the water runs into the bottom pond and overflows 
water leakage on ponds is a difficult…"
4 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"Then there’s the John Wayne method a knife and a bottle of whisky, the whisky being pour on the knife and fired to sterilise it, as well as being poured on the wound to clean it, and also being the antiseptic and anaesthetic. 
Best avoided if there…"
4 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Steve Booth's discussion Maintaining Rural Footpaths
"Thats a tough one! what sort of length are you looking at?, is it paths within one parish?  Maybe a daft question but could it be do using hand tools? they would be easier to carry, although it may attract some attention from other walkers!"
4 hours ago
Daisy Lacey replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Filling in a pond
"Yes, that would help. But if the area below the 'patch' is more/less free-draining than the surrounding area it will affect the lawn colour even if it's the same species all the way through. Possibly not immediately but in 2/3 years for sure."
14 hours ago
Neal Barker @ Etesia uk replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Filling in a pond
"As The others have already said with the hardcore etc etc,
 
only thing to add is that would it be possible to seed the area instead of laying turff ?
this would alow you to overseed the rest of the lawn which might help to tie in the areas together…"
14 hours ago
Progreen Weed Control replied to Jessica Bateman's discussion Mealybugs
"Tricky customers to be sure. I can suggest a 3-way product SB Invigorator which works by a physical mode rather than chemical so its safer for users & edible/ non-edible crops without harming useful predators. Also acts against Powdery Mildew.....
R…"
14 hours ago
paul doyle replied to Jessica Bateman's discussion Planting courses
"I can recommend any courses but I would definitely recommend a few books which can help a lot.
The making of the modern garden . Christopher nearl Hole
Planting , a new perspective oudolf n kingsbury.
Everything ever written  by the late Christopher…"
20 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to Glen Stillman's discussion seaweed meal / calcified seaweed as lawn feed
"Sorry I didn't respond sooner, but thanks for all the info."
yesterday
Dave Colton replied to Jessica Bateman's discussion Mealybugs
"You can start by using a hose (I use a jet washer) and wash as many as you can off the trunk and branches most sprays that are effective on greenfly will also treat mealey bug but have have to be persistant as they hide in nooks and crannys in the b…"
yesterday
John Powley replied to John Powley's discussion New turf struggling
"Thanks!
 
Went yesterday and it's just drying out and they said they were just watering it for about ten minutes.
Ground was watered prior to laying but it's amazing how quickly your hard work can get undone. 
They've had a rollicking and are doing…"
yesterday
Richard Gadsby replied to John Powley's discussion New turf struggling
"I’m with Colin. 99% they have put a hose or sprinkler on for 10 mins at most and they think it’s enough........"
yesterday
Colin Hunt replied to Andrew Evans's discussion Pond loosing water
"I'm not an expert, but I notice that the waterfalls and header pond have an area that exceeds the surface area of the lower pond by around 5/1. So lets say the whole surface area is around 22 sq.m and lost 10mm a day through evapouration - about nor…"
yesterday
Colin Hunt replied to John Powley's discussion New turf struggling
"At this time of year, newly laid turf will root within days, providing it has moisture and that means when laid, ie thoroughly wetting the ground BEFORE laying.  For aftercare, very few customers understand that watering means WATERING and think a s…"
yesterday
John Fulton replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"The skin has healed over now and no infection , I remember kneeling on it and it left a mark which can flare up randomly at certain times , I think pyracantha can leave the fine tip of the thorn under your skin and it can really swell up until it wo…"
yesterday
Richard Gadsby replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"That was going to be my suggestion! That’s what I do. Get the leatherman out and dig it out straight away before it has the chance to go bad! 
Disclaimer it’s not that bright to do it:)"
Monday
Jon Ward replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"Don’t hack at it with your penknife then and  wonder why it hurts more?"
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Planting courses

Can any recommend home study diplomas for planting design courses? I've been looking at Oxford College of garden design but would be interested if anyone had pointers for me. I've been a gardener for 20 years but feel I want to do a bit of study.

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