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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…

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Following the recent promotion from the Conference Premier to the Football League for the first time in nine years, Cambridge United FC have purchased a Dennis G860 professional mower complete with a range of interchangeable cassettes to maintain…

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Etesia UK has confirmed its attendance at the ‘Coping with Slopes’ event which is being held on 22nd October. The company say recent reports of operators losing their lives in bank mowing accidents have triggered a high demand for demonstrations…

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Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Thanks Gary - am planning to upgrade my membership so I'll no doubt find more info on this topic then. And have got so far as downloading the Hourly Rate Calculator so you're right maybe I'll have a better idea what to charge when I see clearly what…"
3 minutes ago
Gary RK replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Josie, if you haven’t already, go to LJN’s Home Page, scroll down to the green footer and find the link to the ‘Hourly Rate Calculator’.
This is not directly related to customer hourly charging but more helps you establish your costs, what you need…"
6 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Understanding my costs is another area I need to think about I think. I got carried away with early bookings and haven't thought all the business side of things through - thanks for this."
6 minutes ago
Brian Henley replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Glen 
I keep fairly detailed records of lawn areas and times for the lawns I cut.  Push mowing per minutes for me varies between £0.42 and £1.25.  My average is 70 pence per minute. Obviously I plan to raise the 42p per minute lawn.... I would agree…"
7 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"That's a good point re lawn care guys. My customers so far are a bit of a hodge podge so working out where my skills and therefore ideal clients lie is probably worth thinking about too."
15 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I think finding pricing that works for my business is key and I guess that's what I'm realising I'm not, thanks for clarifying I am a bit cheap (which you're right I did suspect)!"
16 minutes ago
Ben Mallow replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"Thanks Nick, they are only 35 minutes from me. Will give them a go!
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17 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"As I'm on the less experienced side I wanted to stick to the lower end of pricing but appreciate you actually giving figures here which I know some can be reluctant to do given this is accessible to the public. "
18 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"The Stiga is well over £7k if we want to be accurate. £60 ph applies to hand mowing as well. On a £40 job  I had to use the hand mower on one occasion recently due to temporary lack of access. It took one hour with the hand mower as opposed to under…"
19 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I think this is a good point re listing specifically what is covered under general maintenance especially if I go down the road of not working to fixed time which I'm definitely going to lean towards given the general consensus here."
19 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I so appreciate these comments. I know services offered and prices charged is a minefield whatever your industry but especially so in the gardening world where as I've seen on these pages, many customers seem to think paying £10 an hour is acceptabl…"
21 minutes ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Neither are we"
25 minutes ago
Tony @SM replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"I also have a HLA85 with the 300 battery. It's a great bit of kit. My local dealer will normally price match any internet price, plus you get face to face service."
27 minutes ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"..and this is the dealer we use. https://www.briantsltd.co.uk
...they have excellent customer service too and have happily let us demo their battery kit before purchasing."
30 minutes ago
Brian Henley replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Josie
You have picked a good time time to get your pricing fixed. I am not going to tell you my pricing as I would roughly  agree with the guys above.  I will tell you that I was reviewing accounts over the weekend - preparing for next years price i…"
30 minutes ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"Go the local Stihl dealer and buy face to face - they tend to be very competitive.
We run HLA85's aith AP300 batteries - good bits of kit."
32 minutes ago
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