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Etesia have launched two new 46cm cutting width professional pedestrian rotary mowers ahead of the 2019 season which extends their range of mowers already available on the market.

The PHTS3 is a single speed self-propelled mower, while the…

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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"Your pofile says you're from Oxfordshire, so you should be aware of how high the cost of living can be. Maybe slave labour is the wrong word, but you then start to look at the national minimum wage, compare that, with holidays, pensions and sick pay…"
49 minutes ago
Dave Colton replied to Scott H's discussion Which pre-emergent??
"I have never used granules but have user paradise and chikra with glyphosate mix to great effect and on average getn150 ish days control from them but still charge for monthly or quaterly spraying."
56 minutes ago
Gary RK replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"Sorry, misunderstood - I assumed you only did hourly pricing - my bad. Out of curiosity then, you price spraying jobs on a hourly basis ?
Personally I couldn’t / wouldn’t work all the Bank Hols but doesn’t massively alter those calculations shown ab…"
1 hour ago
Scott H posted a discussion
Im debating between Kerb granules and Gemstone granules but have no experience of either.Does anyone have an opinion on which is better/efficient/cost effective?I really looking for a granular application for use around shrubs, bulbs and herbaceous…
1 hour ago
tom eggleton replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"I charge the same rate each also "
1 hour ago
tom eggleton replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"What we need to consider Gary is everyone has different holiday I personally work every bank holiday , also I do a lot of price jobs combined such as hedge cutting and spraying and many others , I think it's important that we all stich to the pricin…"
1 hour ago
Darren Walters replied to paul mcdermott's discussion The VAT Problem
"Hi Adam, we are mainly domestic and voluntarily went VAT registered in March, we lost a few but not that many and I also raised prices at the same time.  Being just prior to the silly season, we easily replaced them at a higher rate.  Hence the reas…"
1 hour ago
Gary RK replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"A question for those who charge hourly and work with a colleague - do you charge the same rate each or a combined rate ?"
1 hour ago
Clive replied to Clive's discussion What Van?
"Dave, Adam & Stephen thank you for your feedback ..."
2 hours ago
tom eggleton replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"Because my hourly rate includes my over heads and includes enough for me to pull out a good wage and my jobs are mostly 2 mins from each other , just works well for me "
2 hours ago
Stephen Allman replied to Clive's discussion What Van?
"Perfectly happy with my high roofed Vauxhall Movano. It's essentially the same as the Renault Master which I've had in the past. I find the Movano has a better cab layout with more storage space. The 6th gear is invaluable on the motorway.  I also t…"
2 hours ago
Joey Figo replied to Bespoke Lawncare's discussion Honda drive clicking HRD 536 qxe Self fix advice
"Hi Graham, Thank you so much for your reply. That's great information.  I've sort of sourced the main 52 tooth gear and the dog clutch that goes with it and they come to £75 strangely enough. So will definitely have a go at this and get the other pa…"
3 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Bespoke Lawncare's discussion Honda drive clicking HRD 536 qxe Self fix advice
"The problem is invariably the two "clutch" parts of the gearbox......they usually look fine where they engage with each other but they only need to wear a fraction and they start causing this problem.  Whilst replacing these 2, its best to also repl…"
3 hours ago
tom eggleton replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"Hi mate I to run a garden maintenance / horticultural buisnebu in South East , I charge by hour and it works perfectly , as said above work out all your costs so your making a worthwhile profit out of it , I trialed chrgicha per job , but it's hard…"
4 hours ago
Stephen Allman posted a discussion
Hi allI am looking for advice on creating a low retaining wall, (0.5 metres high and 10 metres long), in reconstitued stone block walling. The aim is to provide a contemporary look and therefore the client wants clean lines and minimum mortar gaps b…
4 hours ago
Nicholas Coles is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
5 hours ago
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What Van?

Hi Members, I’m Clive and I’m in the process of starting up a garden maintenance business.. My sticking point at the monent is which van? Due to security Id planned to go the panel van route with some slamlocks etc fitted to help hinder the light…

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