icl irish student greenkeeper of the year announce (1)

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The winner of the ICL & Syngenta sponsored Irish Student Greenkeeper of the Year award has been announced as William Fitzpatrick.

Reinforcing their commitment to education within the turf care sector, both ICL and Syngenta are delighted to sponsor the

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PGM replied to Sean Clarke's discussion Spring lawn renovation
"We had this issue 3 or 4 years ago and so now only do renovation work in the autumn. It's worked well for us so far. I'm sure it can still work in the spring but we found that you're a lot more dependent on the customer at this time of year which is…"
5 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Rob Davies's discussion Spanish Bluebells
"A man died a few weeks ago heather burning, it’s not something to do without careful planning and a good escape route.
 
https://www.fginsight.com/news/news/worker-dies-in-heather-burning-..."
14 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Sean Clarke's discussion Spring lawn renovation
"Then they leave the sprinkler on overnight and wash all the seed away. Bloody right pain."
17 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Sean Clarke's discussion Spring lawn renovation
"I've been feeding the birds too 
free grass seed to all birds 
no rain Aaaagggghhhhhh"
17 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Sean Clarke's discussion Spring lawn renovation
"Same here I had one older customer who I told to water regularly call me back because the seed wasn't germinating and the lawn was bone dry. She said she watered it when I put it down and then thought that was enough as it looked wet in the…"
17 hours ago
Sean Clarke posted a discussion
Whilst this lovely dry sunny weather is a pleasure to work and relax it, we could really do with a spot of rain! I've renovated 6 lawns over the past month - scarify, aerate, top-dress and overseed - not cheap for the customers and they all have…
20 hours ago
Fusion Media posted a blog post
Paul Matthew, Head Groundsman at Motherwell FC, believes that Mansfield Sand is the only company to work with if you have a Fibresand pitch.It is well documented how the experienced and highly skilled Paul Matthew has transformed the previously…
yesterday
Liam Pulleyne is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
Agata Wolf replied to Agata Wolf's discussion Support for trained fruit trees
"*Sorry that supposed to be a reply to Gary about S3i solutions"
yesterday
Paul Doyle replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Evening Tim,
I am using it on Wednesday, so I'll send on a few pics of what it does . It does leave a slit, you can adjust the depth by adding or subtracting weights ,which come supplied. I understand every few years its advised to use a hollow time…"
yesterday
Billybop replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion Do battery powered tools justify the cost ?
"Yes the Ego blowers are great, i had the 5750 (575 c.f.m.) then got the 5800 (580 c.f.m.) which had the edge on the previous model. Now I have the 6500 which I had shipped from America as it was not available here (and maybe still isn't) I find I…"
yesterday
Glen Stillman replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Re the weibang breaking down surely that's a maintenance issue with the hire company?
I've had the weibang aerator on hire a couple of times and got on really well with it. It's got the same engine as my weibang scarifier and it's never given me any…"
yesterday
Clive replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion Do battery powered tools justify the cost ?
"I use Ego kit.
I first bought a second hand mower which I’m about to sell on and upgrade. There latest mower is about 26kg and you can buy a roller for it so you get stripes.
I bought the latest 2020 strimmer last year wasn’t impressed will now sell…"
yesterday
Tony Swift updated their profile photo
yesterday
Mark Rowe @ MLR Garden Services replied to Peter sellers's discussion wheeled strimmer and pedestrian mower for very steep banks
"We use an AS 940 for steep banks that we mow on a fortnightly basis. we hire it as it is very expensive to purchase for one job. we have never  had an issue with the machine slipping. we mow up and down with one section where we mow sideways. angles…"
Sunday
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Luke brooks's discussion What’s your tipple
"Nice glass of rum chills me right down...."
Sunday
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Spring lawn renovation

Whilst this lovely dry sunny weather is a pleasure to work and relax it, we could really do with a spot of rain! I've renovated 6 lawns over the past month - scarify, aerate, top-dress and overseed - not cheap for the customers and they all have…

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4 Replies · Reply by PGM 5 hours ago
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Plastic pots

I've got yet another stack of plastic plots left over from a planting job. I re-use as many as I can for my own use in clients gardens/greenhouses and at home, and give many to friends and family and on freecycle etc. but still have loads. Does…

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1 Reply · Reply by Andrew Midgley on Sunday
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Hollow tine aerators.

I've had a heavy Chinese machine on hire and it did the job but was awful to use. I want to buy a machine and am considering a Camon LA25 made by Tracmaster. It's about the right weight and money for myself. The Groundsman is undoubtedly a better…

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10 Replies · Reply by Paul Doyle yesterday
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Spanish Bluebells

Hello allAnyone got any suggestions for controlling spanish bluebells in borders and lawns? Have tried Roundup provantage 480, and its having an effect, but its very slow! Have lost touch with the herbicide side of agriculture a bit, so wondered if…

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5 Replies · Reply by Andrew Betteridge 14 hours ago
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