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Good consistent products and excellent customer service are the two reasons why Jeremy Browne, Head Greenkeeper at the Herefordshire Golf Club, chooses to use Mansfield Sand.

Established in 1896, the Herefordshire could well be the oldest club in the

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Moving on up with the Dennis Razor Ultra

The Dennis Razor Ultra cylinder mower is helping the ambitious Rykneld Bowling Club to progress in the right direction.

Rykneld Bowling Club, based in Derbyshire, boasts an impressive history that stretches back to 1918.  It is an exciting and progres

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Tom Weaver has been announced as the new Central Area Sales Manager for Agrovista Amenity.

Tom initially started his career as a greenkeeper and quickly worked his way up to the position of course manager. He credits his greenkeeping experience for he

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ICL has been announced as the BALI National Landscape Awards 2021 principal winner in the Supplier Exceptional Service category.

The prestigious British Association of Landscape Industries' (BALI) Awards is the largest in Europe and is designed to rew

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ICL is looking forward to welcoming visitors to its interactive stand at BTME 2022 (Purple Zone 426) where the team will be talking all things turf and providing an exclusive look at an exciting new product for the golf market.

Gronamic Golf 6-2-4, a

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Dennis PRO 34R perfect for the Pilgrims

The head groundsman at Boston United FC, claims that the Dennis PRO 34R provides a quality of cut that he has never seen before in a rotary pedestrian mower.

For 12 years Jim Portas worked as a volunteer groundsman for his beloved Boston United FC, ak

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Open forum activity

Vic 575 replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"You think people shouldn’t be taken in by my ‘big shiny pickup truck’. Do you think that’s the case with my clients? After 37 years of being in the trade and 32 years of being in business for myself.
Some of my clients have been with me for 32…"
5 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"I am certainly not criticizing people who work for less and I would never look down on the paper boy earning a little extra by mowing an old ladies lawn. Good luck to the lad. But, this is a forum for professional gardeners, not paper boys or the…"
6 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"My overheads and expenses are too high, if I could reduce them I would have more money in my pocket, which would effectively be a pay rise without increasing my rates to the customers.
However price increases such as the the increase in fuel prices…"
6 hours ago
Clive replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"There was a discussion thread and the average for a ton bag of waste was £25.00 "
7 hours ago
Will Roberts replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"👍 cheers all the best for the new season. "
7 hours ago
John F replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"There certainly are regional differences Will , Here districts within the same region but quantum leaps in terms of  wealth but differing values when it comes to gardeners often suprising outcomes . 
It's a non stop learning curve this job .
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8 hours ago
Will Roberts replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"Agreed John, it's a personal contract between yourself and the client, there's plenty of work out there for people who do good job. There's going to be regional variations on price as well and I don't know where others who've commented live but here…"
9 hours ago
John F replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"The advertisement offering gardening services at the lower rate for me is more of an observation than a critcism . 
Its possibly a new start up feeling their way , The realisation soon sets in that this is hard and demanding work and anyone serious…"
9 hours ago
Will Roberts replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"Hi Vic, I think a lot of what you say is right and my mindset is probably a product my many years working for agricultural rates as school leaver, £3 an hour, back in the dark ages. so £20 an hour feels like a small fortune to me now. It's food for…"
9 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"To be fair Will, I think that it’s often the case that some can talk themselves into believing that they can’t charge more than a certain amount. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Once the clients are educated to think that you are a cheap…"
11 hours ago
Will Roberts replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"I totally agree with you on that, there's no room for untrustworthy cowboys. I'm not sure where I fit in though because of my thirty or so customers, 80% are pensioners and the rest young professionals and one the owner of an industrial estate I…"
11 hours ago
Will Roberts replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"Listen I'm not condemning people who charge higher rates it just wouldn't work for me in my experience, and I've also been doing this for over thirty years so do have some experience myself. The £20 per hour was perhaps a bit misleading as it…"
12 hours ago
Simon Perry replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"It's not only about the rate. For private clients, a smart appearance, a signed van and attention to punctuality and reliability is of prime importance. Many of my clients are in the older age bracket and they hold a lot of store by being able to…"
12 hours ago
MATTHEW LEE CRAVEN is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
12 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"It had already crossed my mind that most of us in this post are all charging the proper commercial rates. Yet there have been threads where the idea of £60p/h for grass cutting was thought by a few to be ridiculously high.
On that thread there was…"
13 hours ago
Sue/Bayleaf's Traditional replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"My problem is, if I start to put my rates up, I run the risk of being undercut by deckswab joe's who will undercut proffessional gardeners, especially as we are constantly told that inflation is rising and people ill cut back on expenditure etc...…"
14 hours ago
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