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Our Decking Wins the 2015 Chamber Award

SMUK Solutions is celebrating after being crowned North West Small Business of the Year in the regional heats of the National Chamber Awards 2015.

The Chamber Awards, now in its 12th year, are a highlight of the business calendar,…

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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…

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Open forum activity

Jason Bibiloni replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"In my other job we have a fleet of Peugeot ambulances....20 to be precise and all less than 2 years old.
What a bag of crap!
2 have had to have new engines.
All 20 had to have their radiators replaced.. they all leaked.
The side doors seem to come o…"
1 hour ago
John Ryan replied to Adam's discussion Moss, Algae killer advice...
"I use benzalkonium chloride mixed at 2% with water. It's cheap and effective."
8 hours ago
John Ryan updated their profile
8 hours ago
John Ryan posted a discussion
Hi, I'm new to this site.  I need to source some Roll Top Wire Mesh Fencing. If anyone knows of a good supplier at reasonable prices I would be greatful for their contact info. Thanks John
8 hours ago
John Ryan updated their profile
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BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"IN a normal year Vic I would be doing exactly as you say - thats exactly my business plan.  Work Satudays not wet days etc  Not 2019 it was a battle.
ON balance, ignoring extreme weather mulching is the way to go."
9 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"It is interesting to hear about the different areas and weather patterns. I often wonder how anyone in our profession copes living in parts of the Country with high rainfall. Here in north east Derbyshire we are in a rain shadow. We are east of the…"
9 hours ago
BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"You were lucky with the fence - 3000 square is a trailer load !!
Fair points on fortnightly.  Folk round here want fortnightly to save cash - the attitude seems to be a grasscut is a grasscut so why pay for more.  I think realistically I would like…"
9 hours ago
Nerys Garbett is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
9 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"The 740 has V twin 18hp petrol. Fuel consumption is very consistent at three litres per hour. I think that is pretty good."
10 hours ago
BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Good start point.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Up2vuxZqC11aC6ti6
Did this with a toro recycler earlier this year - mulches, collects and side discharges.  roughly £650 new.  Stripes aren't the best, clogs up a bit in the wet like most, and the height s…"
10 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"That 3000m2 had a fence at one end and behind it was the tip for the grass, so in theory I could just tip every few lines right at the end, but in reality the hydro 80 wasn't up to it and even cutting 1/3 width strips it'd block up halfway along. Ha…"
10 hours ago
BCH Gardens replied to Christopher Schroeter's discussion Virtual Landline Number
"Used one a few years ago, it was a fairly good service, but I did notice the bills when I got more than a few calls.  They got steep quick. 
This is really business size dependent.  I don't think a landline is expected for solo guys/small business,…"
11 hours ago
BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Dan
I think there is roughly 40 miles as the crow flies between you and I, so you probably have the exact same weather issues and growth rates I do.   
I have one lawn I cut every 5 days its 2.5 acres and the owner is a little OCD..........it can st…"
11 hours ago
George Marshall replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Appreciate your insight I think for next year I'm going to push mulching and look to get a machine bout for this purpose but also keep my collection machine so that I can switch between the 2 if needs be. Cheers."
11 hours ago
BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Thats not easy and something you have to learn.  Its as much about reading the clients as managing their expectations.  Carefully wording an estimate to guide a client to an optimum solution for you both definately helps.   SOme customers you just n…"
12 hours ago
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