LJN Blog Posts

fusion media (405)

PRO Supplier

The winner of the Irish Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2018, sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, has been announced as Rody Kilbride from Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

For a number of years, ICL and Syngenta have been proud sponsors of the Irish…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

After some shading issues were resolved at the exclusive Blackwell Golf Club in Worcestershire, Head Greenkeeper Rhys Thomas has since restored the greens to their full health thanks to a range of ICL fertilizers.

Blackwell Golf Club may…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Dennis and SISIS have announced key dates and locations for their 2018 bowling green maintenance seminars.

Committed to educating greenkeepers and raising the standards of bowling greens, Dennis and SISIS have long supported the sport of…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

 

Etesia UK has announced the appointment of Country Machinery Ltd, based in Driffield, East Yorkshire as its newest dealer.

Country Machinery, a family run business providing sales, services repairs and parts for all grounds care…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Andy Richards, grounds manager at Shrewsbury School, has added to his existing fleet of Dennis mowers after recently purchasing three new Dennis FT510’s and two new G760’s.

Andy has been the grounds manager at the illustrious Shrewsbury…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

After trialling a range of various wetting agents, Jonathan Smith, Course Manager at Cowdray Park Golf Club, West Sussex, found exactly what he was looking for in Sherriff Amenity’s Aqua-Zorb Liquid.

Golf has been played at Cowdray since…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, is a firm believer that aeration is one of the most important practices carried out by groundsmen, and this is exactly why he has recently purchased a new SISIS Javelin…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

MM60 is key for Leeds Rhinos

Ryan Golding, head groundsman at the Emerald Headingley Stadium - home to Leeds Rhinos rugby league and Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union clubs, believes that Limagrain’s MM60 grass seed has been integral to the success of the pitch.

Ryan has…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Winners of the 2017 BALI National Landscape Awards, recently enjoyed an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the All England Lawn Tennis Club Wimbledon, which was hosted and organised by ICL and awards headline sponsor Green-tech.

The event…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

ICL & Syngenta have updated and strengthened their popular Ultimate Offers by announcing the addition of two new packages for 2018. Ultimate Offers are a range of tank-mixes that contain various combinations of nutrition combined with the…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Etesia completes portfolio for Scamblers

Scamblers, based in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, believe they now have a complete portfolio of groundscare machinery after they were confirmed as Etesia UK’s newest dealer.

First established in 1974, the family owned business specialise in…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Nothing but MM50 for Sportsturf Management

Following a successful trial, Jamie Foyster - owner of Sportsturf Management, has now chosen to exclusively use Limagrain’s MM50 grass seed across every single cricket square he tends to.

It is safe to say that Jamie Foyster knows a thing…

Read more…

Highlighted blog posts

Open forum activity

David Benson replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"i would not have put a dpc in it as it will have a sidways load rather than a vertical load and would cause a week spot, i persume it has been built in english or flemish bond or simular to give it strength with a pond liner witch in turn will have…"
2 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"We take our outlet from the bottom tap using 1/2” non collapsing hose, so for stop/start use we don’t have to keep priming the pump when it lifts above  the water / lifting head ht."
2 hours ago
Graham Wright replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Where to get foam tubing for bare metal handles?
"Thanks for the link, they look perfect to replace the grips on my ferris walk behind :)
 "
2 hours ago
Benedict Simmons replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"No problem with the weight as well the forklift is ranted for 3t. It's more like a tele handler so can boom out ect. "
2 hours ago
Benedict Simmons replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"Yes it will be a regular job over the summer and I want to make it as simple as possible. To water everything well will probably be nearly 2000l so 2 tanks. I don't quite follow what ⚯ needs a 1/2 inch outlet  would a pump not just draw water out of…"
2 hours ago
Graeme Crowder replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Where to get foam tubing for bare metal handles?
"You could try duplon grips for fishing rods, like these:
https://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/duplon-hand-grips-541.html#SID=113
 "
2 hours ago
David Benson replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"a 12 v water pump attached to the battery will do it but not have a massive flow rate do not forgett that 1 lt of water weighs 1 kg so you will have over a tonne with a full IBC"
2 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Where to get foam tubing for bare metal handles?
"https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Climaflex-Foam-Pipe-Insulation-Lagging-W...
 
Alternatly rubber strips, also on ebay. I'd stick whatever you choose on with a high quality adhesive spray, even so far as 3m 90 spray"
3 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"With the tank raised up on the fork lift and a decent diameter hose attached, you should be able to get a fairly decent flow of water to the nozzle. Certainly worth a try before spending extra on any unnecessary kit.
Alternatively, I’d be looking at…"
3 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Where to get foam tubing for bare metal handles?
"Bike handlebar grips or tape can work quite well."
3 hours ago
Shell replied to Jason Creed's discussion EGO
"i have the EGO multi tool with the strimmer, trimmer, pole saw, plus the blower. Blower drains even the big battery quickly when used on max (and why would you use it on anything but max). Strimmer and trimmer last a long time
Last year I had 2 x 2a…"
4 hours ago
Kieron Treacy replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"I have a weibang roller mower for 14 months now. Would not recommend them. I've three Honda HRH and two Kaas roller mowers. My guy's always go for Honda's and  Kaas first leaving the Weibang behind. Doing my own basic repairs  I find the Weibang is…"
6 hours ago
Neil Brown replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"good point andrew thank you although i dont suppose he will admit to that if he had 
Many Thanks 
Neil"
8 hours ago
Nick Shenton replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"I really dont get it , £900 to supply and lay 35 sq mtrs ! Is that what folk pay in your neck of the woods ?   "
8 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"Is there any possibility that the customer or someone under their instruction has cleaned the wall with acid and/ or a pressure washer?
Andy"
9 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"Being an older guy I would tell you not to put a plastic damp course in a garden wall, as a strong wind or impact will allow the wall to topple over.
Engineering or semi-engineering bricks too two courses above finished ground level and the right mo…"
10 hours ago
More…

Customer Complaints

I had a bricklayer build a small pond brick wall 3 years ago and the customer is complaining the jointing has failed and is crumbling  I have offered to get the wall re pointed which in my opinion should resolve the issue  He has said he has had a…

Read more…
7 Replies · Reply by David Benson 2 hours ago