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The Emerson Country Club in Sejong City, South Korea has recently upgraded its turf maintenance machinery with the delivery of a SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 tractor mounted aerator by local SISIS dealer Arcwin Co, which has led to six further…

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Darren Walters replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Give them a price.  If you do day rate and other houses need it doing, what if they think it's only half a days work and you think its 1 1/2.  If you give them a price each they know what the final cost will be and also it's harder for them to compa…"
13 minutes ago
Glen Stillman replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Azalea mulch
"Thanks Andrew. Bracken might be an achievable plan b."
2 hours ago
Duncan Miller replied to Duncan Miller's discussion Petrol strimmer
"Great link Gary, just to get model from my son so many thanks again - enjoy summer"
5 hours ago
Steve M replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"Hi Geoffrey, good input thank you. 
I love everything outdoors and am always most comfortable out in nature, i love it. I am always peeping over fences (weird), visiting the botanical gardens in cities I visit, reading books on nature etc. So the dr…"
7 hours ago
Steve M replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"Ok great stuff. I'm pretty good at networking and creating good relationships so hopefully I can find a similar partnership in my area. Trades are different but I am not a typical corporate square, I'm a bit rougher around the edges!  Are they also…"
8 hours ago
Steve M replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"Devil's advocate is good Glen because its the reality. How do you manage situations where others skills are needed or can you/your company do it all? the ideal would be to have a close landscaper who can help out and visa versa...but I would be a co…"
8 hours ago
Steve M replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"Cheers Dan. I did not realise they cover the design elements at the later stages. I have been digging the web and found that most only sell the course as separate parts. I did find one home learning provider who sells both parts of L2 together with…"
8 hours ago
Alan reeves replied to Bob beard's discussion Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?
"I Hope he doesnt do chainsaw reviews .Ethuastic or a nut.ermm."
10 hours ago
Alan reeves replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Day rate and rubbish charges.Watch out for wasps and maybe consider wearing a dust mask ivy dust horrible."
10 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Hi Colin, day rate plus a good profit! It's hard work as you say.
Last time I took Ivy off a house I sharpened a small digging spade with a fairly flat blade, it worked a treat scraping it off the wall in big sheets."
11 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"There’s a difference between being competitive and buying work.
The are occasions when I end up feeling like I have bought work.
Andy"
11 hours ago
ken stewart replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Price it on your day rate plus cost of waste removal cheers ken "
12 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Derek Tucker's discussion Rise of the automower
"I can see this market gathering momentum as once set up they will be energy efficient and virtually noise free. Fortunately for me only 10% of my business is solely grass cutting as I do a lot of border work and so forth. "
21 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Azalea mulch
"Bracken or ferns are just as good as a mulch. You can literally cut them down and then lay them on the ground beneath the azelea or rhododendrons to rot down. This is what the gardeners did on the country estates in Victorian Times. You could always…"
21 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Bob beard's discussion Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?
"Yes. I've got a KM130 Kombi. I understand why people moan about 4mix, but personally I've not had any trouble. It has it's own peculiarities starting which would baffle a different operator(s),  but I've always got it started. It's a beast whichever…"
23 hours ago
Bob beard replied to Bob beard's discussion Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?
"Haha, if he can’t sell you one, nobody can. Reminds me of a review of a lawnmower I watched where the guy got so emotional, he had to turn the camera off.
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23 hours ago
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