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Findings from the SALTEX 2019 post-show survey have revealed that attendees are continuing to embrace SALTEX as the groundscare industry’s flagship event.

From 30 to 31 October a record-breaking 9,104 visitors streamed into the NEC, Birmingham to expl

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A number of key industry experts will be uniting to collaboratively tackle the biggest issues facing the groundscare environment at SALTEX 2019, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s all-encompassing an

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Lawn Care Legends returns to SALTEX 2019

The Lawn Care Legends networking event for landscapers and gardeners will be returning to SALTEX 2019 – which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 30 and 31 October.

The Legends will be back in full force and will be even bigger with hundreds of atte

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After winning the 2018 SALTEX College Cup, students from Bridgwater and Taunton College in Somerset, recently enjoyed their prize of a behind the scenes tour at The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), Wimbledon.

Simon Cook, Jacob Camplin, Ryan Tate

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Entries to the SALTEX 2019 Innovation Award are now open for all SALTEX exhibitors to take part – allowing show visitors the chance to witness a stellar line-up of brand new products and services that are pushing the boundaries in groundscare innovat

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New for 2019, SALTEX visitors can expect to experience the latest green technology in groundscare in a new area on the show floor, which is purely dedicated to environmentally-friendly products.

The trend towards sustainable and environmentally-friend

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Five months on from SALTEX 2018 and exhibitors are still reporting a high conversion rate from leads they generated at last year’s show.

SALTEX 2018 served up a show to remember at the NEC, Birmingham, with exhibitors hailing it as the most rewarding

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Now in its 74th year, SALTEX is growing from strength to strength in its NEC home.

In fact, already 70 per cent of the SALTEX 2019 floorplan has been allocated with more than 180 SALTEX 2018 exhibitors returning. Over 40 of these exhibitors have incre

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Visitors vote SALTEX 2018 the best yet

The SALTEX 2018 post-show visitor survey has revealed that an overwhelming amount of attendees felt that SALTEX 2018 was the best and most vibrant show to date.

SALTEX at the NEC, Birmingham has again proved to be the annual meeting place for the UK a

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From robotics to hybrid mowers and digital apps, ground-breaking ideas to thought provoking debates, career enhancing advice to limitless opportunities; the recent SALTEX 2018 at the NEC was a landscape of possibility and prospect for the future of g

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On the first day of SALTEX 2018, Sherriff Amenity’s ground-breaking new app, PrecisionPro, was announced as the winner of the second, annual SALTEX Innovation Award.

Established at the show in 2017, the SALTEX Innovation Award was created to encourage

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Reesink Turfcare, Sherriff Amenity and McConnel have been announced as the final three companies competing to get their hands on the SALTEX 2018 Innovation Award. 

After making its successful debut at last year’s show, the SALTEX 2018 Innovation Award

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Plan your visit to SALTEX 2018

The countdown is on to Europe’s largest annual turf management event and here is a reminder of everything you need to know ahead of SALTEX 2018, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 01 November.

Firstly…

1. Register for FREE to get

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Event organisers have reported a significant increase in pre-show visitor registration ahead of SALTEX 2018, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 01 November.

It certainly is encouraging times for the show which will be celebratin

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A visit to the Dennis stand on E070 at IOG SALTEX 2018 will show how the company’s range of world class turf maintenance equipment enables turf professionals to benefit from cutting edge technology. 

 Taking centre stage on the Dennis Mowers stand wil

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New Innovation Hub at SALTEX

New for 2018, SALTEX visitors can expect to see and experience the very latest groundscare ingenuity in a new area on the show floor which is purely dedicated to innovation and new concepts in grounds management.

SALTEX plays host to the most technolo

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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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Open forum activity

Liam Wetherall replied to Adam Woods's discussion Killing crocus bulbs
"The most successful way to get them out is to use a hand spade and dig at least six inches wider than the bulb and to dig deep enough to get all the roots.
Weed killers can kill crocuses but but with water levels high it would be more resistant to i…"
1 hour ago
Liam Wetherall replied to Millie Smith's discussion What to do with an oversized Cherry Laurel?
"Like many gardeners I am not a fan of cherry laurels but if your client wishes to keep them, the best time for pruning to ensure flowers is immediately after the flowers have faded. If your main concern is to have the Laurel as an evergreen screen o…"
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Fusion Media posted a blog post
Redesigned from the ground up, the new ICL Turf & Landscape Product Guide includes an up-to-date listing of products and an abundance of useful information for those who manage turf and amenity areas.The Product Guide consists of sections on key pro…
3 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Richard, To address a few points in your reply to me and to you by others. I'm in agreement with others on the size of mower, a 41cm is too small, if you are asked to quote for a largish lawn and the competition is also asked to quote and they have…"
3 hours ago
Chris & Heather McAlpine replied to Craig Flatters's discussion I was hoping to start mowing next week.
"We've mowed a couple here in Warrington but many of our regulars are on clay and are too wet.  They do need cutting but are just too boggy.  Plenty of other work in the gardens though so still very busy."
14 hours ago
PAUL replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"I have to disagree with some of the posts ... I started with a 48cm then upgraded to a run of 53cm (Hayter's, Toro's & Honda's) over many years, but needed something smaller and lighter for a couple of awkward access lawns a few years back, so bough…"
15 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"£25 should be your minimum for even the smallest of lawns. Don't go down the £10/£15 route, you'll never make any money and you'll regret saying those prices!"
15 hours ago
A. Latta posted a discussion
I'm quoting to replace a patio. With all the winter wet there hs appeared a 'spring' at the foot of some steps, the area is cut into quite a long slope. Is the answer to lay some sort of permeable pipe along the foot of the retaining wall either bel…
16 hours ago
Jack Chapman replied to Craig Flatters's discussion I was hoping to start mowing next week.
"I'm mowing tomorrow and Friday supposedly... 'Heavy snow showers' being the mornings forecast and rain within every day thereafter. Need to get some grass off for sure so they can dry out at some point."
16 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Ditto Dan's comments re getting a 41 as your main mower. Don't it's too small. If you buy that, within a few months you'll either be (a) restricting yourself to very small lawns or (b) looking for a 53cm or 56cm mower as an addition. I started with…"
17 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Please don't get a 41cm mower if you want to be efficient. A 48 as a minimum, 53 is better (I do lots of tiny lawns with one and it's so easy and quick). "
17 hours ago
Richard replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Hi Peter thanks for your advice. I've got my heart set on the hayter pro 41 and have read about the improvements which sound perfect for me so think I'll go down that route, I've looked on eBay and some mowers look great but obviously don't know wha…"
17 hours ago
Sean Payne replied to Craig Flatters's discussion I was hoping to start mowing next week.
"Same here in Leigh/Stockport. Not too bothered as been mental busy with other works "
19 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Craig Flatters's discussion I was hoping to start mowing next week.
"Just put your feet up and enjoy the break................it goes far to quickly for me.........  you'll be going flat-out in a few weeks. "
19 hours ago
Andrew Grout is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
20 hours ago
Billybop replied to Craig Flatters's discussion I was hoping to start mowing next week.
"hi Craig sorry to hear that, done a few down here in East Midlands area already. But that is with a very lightweight mower and not taking much off. but the lawns look a lot better for it. Any near mature trees are infested with twigs and small branc…"
21 hours ago
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Grass cutting business.

Hi there chaps, I've been reading the forums for a while now and I would love some advice please? I'd like to start a grass cutting service and maybe in the future if the business gets bigger window cleaning and hedge trimming. It's been a pretty…

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