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In the first of a several part blog that we are writing, we will explain some of the terms that are often used in lawncare service leaflets and by contractors but many of you out there may not actually understand what they mean!…

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dan replied to John Fulton's discussion Half moon /edging tool recommendations
"id be  wary of some of the Fiskars recent products -- the spades and forks are shockingly bad -- good job they came with 25 year guarantees -- have had spade snap twice under light use and the fork tines bent heavily out of shape first day using it…"
3 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion Half moon /edging tool recommendations
"Do they have wooden shafts Richard ?   Some of the cheaper tools pressed from steel and rivetted are really robust from my experience , I have a post spade which cost me £2 from a diy shop and its still going strong . 
I really have an issue with wo…"
5 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion Half moon /edging tool recommendations
"This one looks like a solid indestructable beast , it would see me out if i can manage to keep going for the next 10 years . "
5 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion Half moon /edging tool recommendations
"I must admit this one looks like a functional robust option  for creating new edges . I prefer the blade shape and the T bar looks as though it wont work loose and rock . 
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5 hours ago
David Benson replied to Darren Walters's discussion Turfing in the summer
"if the builders have been using it for several months it will need rotavating 
nothing wrong with laying turf this time of year as long as it gets warterd as it should if a water meter is menshend it meens it will not . i do not think a seep (holey…"
14 hours ago
Graeme Crowder replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Stihl Kombi System - Srtimmer to short.
"I'm 5'11'' and I use my Kombi with an Oregon harness which is adjustable to a comfortable height. Having said that, I have replaced the Stihl loop handle with what I consider to be a far superior U shaped handle from an old Ryobi strimmer, so maybe…"
16 hours ago
James McSparron replied to Bob beard's discussion Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?
"I bought a used still FS 200.  It’s a powerful machine that attaches to a harness that fits comfortable to your torso. It is controlled by the handle bar system and is light and easy to swing in an arch when cutting. The cutting head, which contains…"
18 hours ago
Benedict Simmons replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Stihl Kombi System - Srtimmer to short.
"I quite like my feet! Rather attached to them in fact. I've moved the loop handle but still don't get on. Perhaps my arms need stretching
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22 hours ago
Scott H replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Stihl Kombi System - Srtimmer to short.
"Yep, I'm 6 foot and find I bend my back slightly. I've found using the Stihl harness helps - for flat strimming I let the adjustment loop drop so the strimmer head angle is more flat, another way to describe is the kombi head is lower but supported…"
yesterday
PETER C replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"I have found that severing the plant stems at the base and then leaving it for a couple of weeks makes the job a bit easier. It's the sort of work I would rather do,in winter if possible rather than a hot summers day!"
yesterday
Seth Burgess replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Stihl Kombi System - Srtimmer to short.
"Im 6 3 and have never had a problem when I used a kombi. Maybe your loop handle is too far down the shaft."
yesterday
Edward Fox replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Stihl Kombi System - Srtimmer to short.
"Try to move the loop handle up the shaft nearer to the motor. Might affect the balance of the machine though. Failing that cut off your feet!"
yesterday
Benedict Simmons replied to Bob beard's discussion Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?
"Ive just picked up an Stihl FS111, I think its a great bit of kit, light enough for lawn edging (we dont do that much) and powerfull enough for good bramble bashing ect. Good sized fuel tank and comes with a comfy harness. "
yesterday
Geoffrey King replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Remember, birds will still be nesting."
yesterday
Geoffrey King replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"Hi Steve,  Landscaping to me and most people means 'hard' as in bricks, slabs, fencing, turfing, structures, patios, paths, groundworks, plumbing, electrical. And planting.
However similar to many professions, there are many specialisms, in particul…"
yesterday
Benedict Simmons replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Ivy is ruddy horrible stuff, dust mask and long sleeves required. What sort of materials are you removing it from. Stonework is much harder going than render. Also how mature is it? I have seen a few old stone walls collapse from ivy damage. "
yesterday
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