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ernest doe announced as latest etesia dealer (1)

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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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Andrew Watts replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"If there are no blade marks in the soil, then the blades have not been set deep enough to hit the real thatch layer. Sounds like only surface debris has been removed.
Depending on machines used you should see lines around 2cm apart and around 5mm de…"
57 minutes ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"I feel it needs going over again but its going to take me off other jobs and the lawn company doesn't offer a re seeding service . Thanks for your comments ."
1 hour ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"I can detect evidence of hollow tine aeriation  so obviously they have applied this method which is a good sign , but like you say the thatch doesn't look as if it has any intention of going anywhere , supposing i start by de thatching a small area…"
1 hour ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Scott H's discussion Pre Emergent - Granular
"Why would they be ok with granules but not a spray? U suspect you'd have the same issues, and if it were me I'd do a residual spray treatment at the start of the season. 
The only issue is that you can't hoe/rake over the beds if you do, so they'll…"
1 hour ago
Russell Cobley replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"The amount of scarifying to do can be subjective. Factoring in the season (Spring or Autumn, weather, dry or wet conditions, how many passes each with a full cleanup are being done? 
Autumn is well suited for a hard scarify compared to Spring. If th…"
2 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"If it's that big an area John  I would be looking into hiring an overseeder. Is the lawn relatively level?? If it is then a three day operation should leave it in good nick for seeding. But there's an awful lot of id's buts and maybes involved. I'm…"
3 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Adam Woods's discussion Boots.....how long do yours last??
"Always CATs for me and my ugly feet! They usally last me 12 to 18 months however, after wearing them for many years (not the same pair) CAT have stopped the style I buy (Sheffield) and the local dealer has stopped selling CATs so i have bought a few…"
4 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"I don't offer scarifying as a stand alone service, so can't really comment on that point, but I do quite a bit for the gardens I manage. I have found this year that even after what I considered quite a thorough scarify, there were still stubborn are…"
4 hours ago
Tom Speyer, Heather Buchfirer, Nicholas Hart and 1 more joined Landscape Juice Network
5 hours ago
Ross Cooper replied to Mitchel ingham's discussion Ride on mower advice no grass collection
"+1 for this, sounds too good to be true."
7 hours ago
Ross Cooper replied to Adam Woods's discussion Boots.....how long do yours last??
"+1 for Cofra. I’ve got toe cap trainers for summer, waterproof leather shoes for autumn, gore tex boots for winter and toe cap wellies for wet work/strimming.  All good value and last well."
7 hours ago
dan replied to Scott H's discussion Pre Emergent - Granular
"Tony -- if you use compost tumblers you can get leaf and grass into a 'mulch' state within 3-8 weeks, depending on temperature and size of debris. 
Doesnt work on a big sight unless they want to buy the expensive large tumblers but its incredible ho…"
10 hours ago
John Fulton posted a discussion
A very good client recently had his lawn scarified after treatment by lawn specialists ,There were three visits in total owing to the size of the lawn so a continuation of treated areas and not going over the patches already scarified which are stil…
11 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion Do felled Leylandii roots remain active ?
"Many thanks for all your advice , It would appear that the trees are solely responsible for the damage to the property so they will have to be felled , On one side a steep grass bank next to a public footpath but on the other a 9 metre wide strip of…"
12 hours ago
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