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After Richard Ayling, grounds manager at Merchant Taylors’ School, drew up a shortlist of new potential machinery to purchase, the Dennis Razor fine turf mower saw off competition to receive a unanimous vote from himself and his team.

The…

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David Hodgson, groundsman and president at the Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club in Headingley, Leeds, believes that a lot more local cricket clubs would see significant improvements if they used a SISIS Rotorake TM1000 tractor mounted…

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James Bledge, Course Manager at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal, Kent, says he has successfully treated Dry Patch with monthly applications of Qualibra wetting agent.

Formed in 1892, Royal Cinque Ports is a Championship Links course…

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The Dennis FT510 and SISIS Dart are currently helping Mark Audin prepare the green at the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool, for the biggest national tournament in the crown green bowling calendar.

Regarded as the ‘Wembley’ of crown green bowling,…

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The New Pellenc 1200 battery and harness enters UK market. The new Pellenc ULiB 1200 battery and harness has entered the UK market with battery life increased by 20% compared to the to the ULiB1100 battery. Pellenc is exclusively…

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Etesia UK has announced huge savings on selected models in its Duocut range of green technology battery-powered pedestrian mowers.

The revolution in battery powered equipment continues to sweep through the groundscare industry and it is…

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John Jennings, Course Superintendent at Castleknock Golf Club in Dublin, always used to struggle with achieving longevity from the fertilizers he was using – that was until he applied ICL’s Sierrablen Plus Stress Control 15-5-22…

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The national football team won’t be the only team of professionals flying from England to Russia this summer. In fact, a whole fleet of Dennis G860 cylinder mowers will already be making their mark in Russia before the England squad is even…

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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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Lee Ballard, senior groundsperson at the University of Kent (UKC) in Canterbury, believes that his new SISIS Flexicomb is the perfect tool to help extend the life of one of the University’s synthetic sports surfaces.

Canterbury in Kent may…

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Since SALTEX 2017 took place at the NEC, Birmingham in November last year, a number of exhibitors are still generating business as a direct result of the show – re-affirming that the exhibition is the must-attend event for any company involved in…

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Sherriff Amenity is delighted to announce that it is now the exclusive UK distributor of Carbon Gold’s Enriched Biochar Turf Improver.

Carbon Gold’s aim is to increase soil fertility and improve turf health through the use of biochar-based…

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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…

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Open forum activity

Adam Pilgrim replied to Clive's discussion What Van?
"Renault Master/Vauxhall Movano may be an option? Got a couple on fleet presently and 2010 mwb and a 65 plate mml rear wheel drive variant. Good reliable value for money vans that will cost you a lot less than a Crafter or Sprinter...."
10 hours ago
Paul Kato, Jayne McGarry and Paul Ruja joined Landscape Juice Network
14 hours ago
Robbie replied to Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd's discussion App for daily inspections of vehicles / machinery
"Nick, you should be able to do that from within jobber
https://academy.getjobber.com/using-jobber/how-it-works-job-forms"
14 hours ago
sarah croud updated their profile
15 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Clive's discussion What Van?
"I use a vauxhall vivaro and have had no issues with."
15 hours ago
Clive posted a discussion
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 finge…
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sarah croud updated their profile photo
15 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd posted a discussion
Does anyone either use or can recommend an app which would allow us to carry out daily inspection checks on work vans or machinery. It would also be useful if it could log maintenance or faults etc too. Either one app could do both or 2 separate app…
16 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"Agree, shop around; most prefer segregated loads but some will take multiple seperate different products if they’re good at off-loading."
18 hours ago
Torin replied to benny's discussion Help identifying some old paving slabs?
"Marshalls Heritage slabs in Calder Brown
https://www.marshalls.co.uk/homeowners/view-heritage-riven-garden-p...
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19 hours ago
Neil Holder replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"Depending on where you are in the country and the size of the site i would always go for a grab as they are much cheaper than skips. As someone else said approx 3 skips to one grab for only £300+vat per grab. Only problem is grabs in certain areas w…"
20 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"Of course if you were hand digging it you would knock the soil off the roots and only have to deal with the green waste.
It might sound daft, but in the past we have actually got someone with a little Massey Ferguson 35 tractor to plough over grown…"
21 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"I honestly never had that problem, but that's not to say that it won't happen in the future. Good to know I must say. "
21 hours ago
Gary martin replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"Guys
i think josh said mostly moss, grass and roots etc with a LITTLE soil , so you are all getting carried away"
21 hours ago
Adrian Shearing updated their profile photo
21 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"£200 a day almost slave labour? C’mon be serious! I’d rather have the £200 for a day’s work at one site than have to mess about unpacking and packing-up 12/13 times a day for 5 days a week. Having said that, you are probably very successful with you…"
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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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