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Premiership football club Stoke City continues to see improvements at its 8-pitch Clayton Wood training complex, thanks to specialist contractor Souters Sports.

3314688629?profile=RESIZE_480x480As part of an annual on-going renovation project carried out by Souters Sports, slit drain

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Dennis - The Jewel on the Crown At The Waterloo

The British Crown Green Bowling Association’s (BCGBA) Champion of Champion’s event, held at Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool last month, had a playing surface fit for the country’s best players thanks to the help of a Dennis FT510 mower and range of interch

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Turf technology was the theme of the most recent seminar for groundsmen and greenkeepers in the Channel Islands which was organised by leading turf and amenity supplier Sherriff Amenity.

3314179179?profile=RESIZE_480x480Twenty-five turf professionals representing sports grounds, golf

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Artificial Surface Maintenance Matters

Garry Martin, managing director of Replay Maintenance talks about the steps to prolong the life of your artificial surface whilst also preserving player safety.

Whilst the low maintenance requirements of artificial turf pitches (ATP’s) have always bee

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Replay Maintenance, one of the UK’s leading synthetic sports pitch maintenance providers, has continued to give on-going support to the work of the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) by supporting the recent one day synthetic surfaces course, held at

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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Nigel Gillam replied to David Sutton's discussion Help With Shanks/Lawnflite 553HRS Rear Roller Alignment
"Hi John,
I have got a couple of this mowers and was wondering can they go any faster? as the cut the best but so slow compared to Hayter lawnmowers.
Do please let me know if there is any way to improve the speed of these machines.
 
Cheers Nigel "
3 hours ago
Billybop replied to James's discussion Greetings
"I sold a cordless lawnmower a while ago to a guy who has a small trailer pulled by an electric bicycle which he uses to go and do maintenance jobs. He had a mitsubishi pickup truck on the driveway but said that in practice he rarely used it. Might n…"
3 hours ago
James Duke replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Thank you Adam that is very kind of you
I have been reading lots on this site recently and the information is very good and it gives me hope that I can succeed in this industry.
It is a very daunting prospect of leaving your job and trying to start…"
3 hours ago
James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Hi Adam,
Thanks for your kind message, I will definitely take you up on your offer and contact you soon.
Even just a soundboard, someone of your experience would be extremely valuable for me to be able to speak freely with.
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4 hours ago
James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Thanks John,
 
Given yours and Andrews comments I'm going to put my more immediate attention on marketing and less on machinery.
 
I was kind of aware of the lull come winter but im not exactly sure how to counter this, perhaps I can offer seasonal…"
4 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Yes, you are around 10 miles from me, I’m out tonight but will message you tomorrow. Side note, take Adam up on his offer of a chat too, he has a wealth of knowledge too.."
5 hours ago
John F replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Its a good time to start adverising James , Work usually starts to pick up in Feb / March . 
Grass cutting and hedge trimming is a good earner . There can be restrictions on hedge cutting between March and begining of August due to nesting birds so…"
5 hours ago
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5 hours ago
Adam Pilgrim replied to James's discussion Greetings
" To James and James Duke, whom I understand are both 'new starters' in the industry- you are in the right place.
I have been an LJN member since I started officially started in this trade 1st Jan 2011.
I think we all have days where we wonder if we…"
5 hours ago
James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"I'm looking at the first year as being able to find my feet and learn. I will reevaluate when I am more confident in the service I can provide and how I can improve on other providers.
Ideally the village can provide a small group of regular custome…"
6 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Keeping to just your village will impact number of customers and income. If that's not an issue, then no problems. Simplyfies marketing greatly.
As an example, around my area in Berkshire, we know of and have used a gardener who only cycles to jobs,…"
7 hours ago
James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Hi Andrew, my proposed coverage area is confined to my village, partridge green for the first year and then expand to neighbouring villages the next. I think its realistic that I have a slow first year whilst finding my feet which also agrees with m…"
7 hours ago
James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Hi Harry, that would be great. Ive been In W.Sussex for 20 years now and love it. Have you heard of Partridge Green?"
7 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Nice ,an example of a possible customer : plenty of commuters who are time poor but have the means and motivation to pay for a professional service.
Would both Horsham and Worthing be in your proposed coverage area? It looks like 20 miles betweem th…"
7 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Your in my area, happy to have a chat, I’ve been Ascot/ Sunningdale/ Old Windsor based for 20 years, but have recently moved down your way, it’s a nice area, plenty of potential.. "
7 hours ago
James replied to James's discussion Greetings
"West Sussex Andrew, between Horsham and Worthing. "
7 hours ago
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Hello All,I'm new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself.Currently looking to start a small gardening business In March after handing in my notice next Thursday.I'm trying to do my planning at the moment but struggling with the wealth of…

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Bessertrim brushcutters

Hi all.Our echo brush cutter after 7 years of abuse is now beyond economical repair. I was going to plump for the exact same new model, but knowing parts can be pricey I've vaguely thought about purchasing a different brand. My newest employee…

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