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Under the trading banner of South Lincs Grass Care, ANP Services Spalding Ltd provide standalone lawn and grass care services right across the turf management sector as well as our complete garden and grounds maintenance services.

From weed and moss c

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In the first of a several part blog that we are writing, we will explain some of the terms that are often used in lawncare service leaflets and by contractors but many of you out there may not actually understand what they mean!

Lets start with a term

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Even in our local area, not many people know the true scale of the works that we can offer - basically if its grass (of virtually any description), we can offer services to help you maintain it, improve it, or even prepare the ground and reseed it.

As

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Perhaps you own or run your own business and need your grounds maintaining or are in a HR department and have been tasked with finding a grounds maintenance contractor to maintain your site(s)?

Some things you need to ask for from anyone tendering or

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Many people in the Lincolnshire area own or loan horses, or have some involvement in equestrianism.

For many, owning their own few acres of land is the result of many years of yard work and indeed many prefer it to the expense of keeping a horse (or m

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SOUTH LINCS GRASS CARE - Who are they you may be asking yourself?

Its a question we, ourselves have been asked before - so here is the answer!

Based just outside the market town of Spalding, Lincolnshire, South Lincs Grass Care has been established sin

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How can I control weeds in my lawn or paddock?

This is a question that is commonly asked, where 'undesirable weeds' such as plantains, daises or ragwort threaten to take over from the grass!

Unfortunately, its not a simple solution if you want to 'do it yourself'....

There are now not many selectiv

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Do you own or run a Guest House, B and B, pub or hotel in Lincolnshire?

Would you like more customers, turnover and profit? - of course you would!

There's one very simple way to increase your passing trade, which as we all know, often leads to recommen

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ANP Services Spalding are well known throughout the Spalding area and due to demand, we are happy to announce we have now extended our coverage into the Bourne, Baston and Morton regions too.

We have had several requests for works throughout this regi

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If you are reading this blog post, you may be asking yourself some or all of the following questions:

WHY should I scarify my lawn?

Lawns benefit from regular scarifying in order to remove and control the build up of moss and 'thatch'. 'Thatch' is the

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Open forum activity

John F replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"Many Thanks everyone . Sorted now , just removed the 4 torx screws and lifted gear box cover , original grease a bit dried out so cleaned it up removed debris and re greased gears .
Screwed cover back on and works as it should .
A nice…"
23 hours ago
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"hi John yes its definitely a diy job to me, and i am not mechanically minded whatsoever. The higher end HSA trimmers have actual greasing points where you take the bolt out and put the grease in. The less expensive models you unscrew the plastic…"
yesterday
Greg is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"I think ap range you just rub a bit of grease on the cogs every 16hrs. The combi heads I fill up with grease a few times a year, was recommended to me by a stihl engineer. In the winter I clean out all the old grease. I sharpen my hedge cutters with…"
yesterday
Graham Taylor replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"I'm sure this is just a trick to extort money form customers.  As said, the gearbox will need greasing periodically and the blades sharpening with an angle grinder now and then .   They have these ridiculous checklists that say for example, "check…"
yesterday
Peter Davis replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"I don't have the battery one but on both my stihl combi hedgecutter & another battery one, I remove the gearbox cover every few weeks & grease all the gears & bearings.
I don't trust the grease nipple system & removing the cover allows a general…"
yesterday
Intelligent Gardening replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"and he can bid for other contracts once he has the set up."
Sunday
John F replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"Hi Billy That's a good point greasing the gears , essential I should imagine , I wonder if it's a DIY job . ?  
Thanks never considered this ."
Saturday
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"hi John never had any stihl AK only the AP stuff, I can imagine greasing the gears but apart from sharpening blades as you say, what is there to service really, probably more of a checklist they tick off"
Saturday
John F posted a discussion
Just curious I have purchased most of my cordless machines on line so had no reminders to have it serviced and it all runs fine .One machine I purchased from a supplier dealer with a showroom and it's perfect for light trimming no problems at all a…
Saturday
Andrew Towell and Steve Oakley joined Landscape Juice Network
Saturday
Miro Lazarini replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"Well said Ben Carter. We do some schools in Sw London and these are just fillers, not much money to make as the schools budgets gets smaller and smaller. What I do now is I give my price with good margins and if I get  the contract, good, if not I'm…"
Saturday
Neil Darby commented on Chris's blog post Jacksons Fencing Launches New Solar Fence Panel
"Was this introduced 1st April? It is truly f***ing awful."
Saturday
Ben Carter replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"Hi Ben
I worked for a national company between 2000 and 2012 and among our portfoilo we had schools contracts.  Although the H and S wasn't to onerous compared to other clients I'm sure times have changed.
I was also involved with pricing up schools…"
Saturday
Nigel Marshall is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
Friday
Tim Bucknall replied to John F's discussion Cherry Blossom Tree
"I would be cautious about removing more than 30% in any one year.  Yuo should remove crossing etc first, but if his main concern is the neighbour I would reduce this year but tell him you will need to come back next year."
Friday
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