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Adrian Noble replied to Mike Strange's discussion Artificial lawn instillation
"Hi Mike.
What software do you use for your cleaning business?"
1 minute ago
Adrian Noble replied to Mike Strange's discussion Artificial lawn instillation
"Laying artifical lawns only kills the garden / lawn care business, and destroyes nature."
54 minutes ago
Mike Strange replied to Mike Strange's discussion Artificial lawn instillation
"Thanks, having read the reply's i think i will stick to our core business which is real grass and build our business around that....maybe over time get into artificial for specific niche areas."
1 hour ago
Adam Woods replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Advertisement
"Angela - Check a trade doesnt work if you are a gardener with a round of regulars... you only get up their lists if you are constantly getting clients to review you..... and it cost me over £1,000 for a year's membership, that you can't get out of…"
2 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Advertisement
"Morning Angela , I might contact some of the parish councils today to see about advertising, we have a local magazine that goes out across the areas which is £66 per month , I've used if a free times and received some good jobs from it but there's a…"
3 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Advertisement
"I started advertising in local church mags in the areas I preferred to work and have had very good results, indeed fantastic value for money from one area in particular as it's elicited most of my regular clients. It's interesting that an ad in one…"
9 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Mike Strange's discussion Artificial lawn instillation
"Sorry mate I only lay the real deal , keeps us coming back with the mower 😊"
14 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Mike Strange's discussion Artificial lawn instillation
"I agree with Andrew. As a gardener who has made a living in garden/grounds maintenance and soft landscaping I think it’s a very bad idea. People think that artificial turf is a fit and forget option. It isn’t.
It has to be maintained. It needs to be…"
14 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Income Protection
"Karsten. I too pay out monthly for Income Protection and I too am with the Exeter..... Having read your points and others responses, I am thinking I might just cancel it all together.  "
15 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Mike Strange's discussion Artificial lawn instillation
"Personally as a gardener I cannot recommend the use of artificial turf except in exceptional circumstances. To me it is another product designated to landfill and as such has no environmental merit at all. "
15 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Clive's discussion Walk behind seed, lawn fertiliser spreader
"This is a useful post as I am considering buying one too for occasional  use. "
15 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Phil Voice's discussion Rise in artificial lawns threatens Britain's wildlife
"This thread is 6 years old but I've seen plenty ripped up and replaced with turf. Once a cat has shit on the stuff snd leaves composted in it. The appeal after 5 years really has worn off. The REAL grass is always greener. I accept in the right…"
20 hours ago
Adrian Noble replied to Phil Voice's discussion Rise in artificial lawns threatens Britain's wildlife
"I think that it should be subject to Planning Permission from the local Council.
Astro Turf and the likes are OK for sports grounds, but when it comes to private gardens it has nothing to add to eco system within the garden, in fact it destroys a…"
21 hours ago
John F replied to Mark's discussion Long handle Graft
"Are these tools better than a manual post hole auger or post hole spade . ? 
Also What timber post hole depth is recommended for a row of 6ft fence panels ? 
Many Thanks "
22 hours ago
Mike Strange posted a discussion
Quick questionWe are launching our gardening service business over the next month or so and are just going for standard maintenance, lawn mowing, hedge trimming, weeding, lawn mowing etc, nothing to extravagant untill we are more established ( we…
22 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Clive's discussion Walk behind seed, lawn fertiliser spreader
"I think you're referring to Robbie re Premier Lawns. He's using a Scotts SR2000 which has a slide flap you can lower on the RHS, as per video. It's also around £600 - good piece of kit, best spreader I'm aware of and use it oursleves.
Re £100, not…"
22 hours ago
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Hedge Combing ?

Is there such a technique as '' hedge combing '' not cutting !I have had a request to comb a hedge which surrounds  garden . I have not seen the hedge but its described as evergreen and long but they dont know for sure .  never had to comb a hedge…

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