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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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David Daly, Golf Course Superintendent at Hogs Head Golf Club in Ireland, has long relied on a wide range of ICL products, from the initial grow-in to now helping him maintain the award-winning 18-hole course to a consistently high level.

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Richard Stow, Managing Director of Weedfree, has revealed why the market-leading company has relied on the spray adjuvant Speedway Total for so long.

“We have been using Speedway Total to enhance the uptake and activity of our total herbicide applicat

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Safe and effective weed control

Roundup ProActive: confidence for both contractor and customer

Adam Pilgrim from ANP Services Spalding Ltd, has long relied on Roundup ProActive from ProGreen claiming that it offers several benefits to both the contractor and the customer.

Roundup Pro

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ICL has been collaborating with Bangor University on a unique research project which is exploring soil-plant interactions and fertilizer impact for turfgrass. The results may well revolutionize the use of fertilizers and encourage sustainable innovat

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More and more greenkeepers are talking about problems with parasitic nematodes affecting their turf. Seaweed could provide a sustainable, novel solution for reducing plant-parasitic nematodes in turf grass.

Without previous extended research into this

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ICL and Lancaster University joined forces in 2017 to conduct a first-time research into the effects of wetting agents on plant physiology.

PhD researcher Vasileios Giannakopoulos committed himself to the three-year project to find out how wetting age

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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…"
7 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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