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After winning the 2019 SALTEX College Cup, four students from Myerscough College recently enjoyed an unforgettable experience at Real Madrid’s Bernabéu Stadium.

The annual SALTEX College Cup, sponsored by Toro and Reesink Turfcare, is a student-led sp

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Due to popular visitor demand, show organisers have revealed that an increased number of indoor demonstrations will be taking place at SALTEX 2020 in a large dedicated arena on the show floor.

At SALTEX 2019 the Eco Village demonstration area offered

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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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Open forum activity

Colin Hunt replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"Also, annual contracts are very important at this time.  
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1 hour ago
Graham Taylor replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"This is why its important not to have the majority of your work with grasscutting.... With garden maintenance,  there's always other work to do in a garden in a dry spell.   "
2 hours ago
Bradley grimes, Vincent Clark and Chris Eames joined Landscape Juice Network
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Paul foster replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"Lawns are bone dry here in north London, could be a long old summer if this continues, don't normally have to look around a job and save something for " next time " till July , August, I assume this is on record for the driest spring?"
5 hours ago
Adrian Noble replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"Bet you wern't expecting to have the dreist Spring after the wetest winter on record!
Having these long dry spells is not good for business as people wanting estamites seem to dry up. "
5 hours ago
Mark replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"Craig
Just outside Crewe here - yep finding the same as you. Lawns very dry and stressed, very little growth. I'm discussing the situation with clients when I arrive - coming to a joint decision re mow or not. Most lawns up to now have taken a mow /…"
6 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"S.E. Essex and virtually no rain since the lock down.  Has been a real help as the normal spring weeds have been slow and grass-growth has not been as prolific as normal. We have been able to reduce visits thus helping with our Covid 19 precautions.…"
13 hours ago
Colin Anson replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"Same here...wakefield area. Had the first phone call yesterday from a customer saying their grass didn't need cutting. On the plus side...now the tips are opening, so less grass to cut will give me a chance to catch up on the backlog of hedgecutting…"
13 hours ago
BCH Gardens replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"I am in Perthshire in Scotland, I have already had sprinklers out on some lawns twice or three times..........
April we had 23mm rain total
So far May has produced 47mm rain
35mm of which was last weekend.  Been warm and sunny ever since.  23 degree…"
13 hours ago
Andrew Coates replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"Morning Vic.What a calming and understanding read.I totally understand.Thankyou so much for the thorough explanation.
Thanks to Vic to."
13 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"What Vic said +1 
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14 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"So you want the moss, but don't want the moss? I can understand what you mean, but really you need to get rid of the moss altogether and just have healthy grass."
22 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"As Jim has said, pricing is critical. If you undercharge a customer at the start you won’t be able to correct that with them later. So if you charge £25 when it should be £50, they won’t wear a doubling of the charge further down the road. Who would…"
22 hours ago
Edward baker replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"I missed a couple of weekly cuts out this afternoon. Even a fortnightly cut I did this morning the grass was quite short.
East yorks based."
22 hours ago
Edward baker replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"Thanks for the advice,  I don't think mo bactor is the answer as without moss there would hardly be any lawn left! I'll look for marathon sport. 
I've got some seaweed stuff ( carnt remember the name at mo ) but it kills the moss too, so no good in…"
22 hours ago
David Hooper replied to Sean Payne's discussion Tripod Ladders
"I use the adjustment bar to level it and scaf boards on the tread side. Never got any one to hold it for me. Its a bit wobbly at the top but still stable. I never stand over the Apex. I've had it 12yrs years, it's never fallen over and I've not fall…"
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New Venture

Hello everyone.I am new to this site and been doing a lot of research on starting up a gardening services buisness.Im in the process of closing my cafe buisness with my wife for the last 12 years sadly due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.Im 53 now and want…

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Fencing quotes

Hello . I've built a fair few fences but always for myself or freinds, funnily I've never done any for my gardening buisness. This week though I've had 4 requests out of the blue and I have time in a couple weeks to take them on. I don't want to…

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