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Andrew Watts replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"still think it's mo-bactor as the way to go. As the moss gradually decomposes, that will leave more space for the grass to grow and fill-in. You'd be surprised how much grass is there and how it's being stiffled by the moss. You may get some more we…"
3 hours ago
David Hooper posted a discussion
Hi all, can anyone recommend a reputable van security lock fitting company in Berkshire? Thanks Dave
5 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Pete Henchey's discussion Machine maintenance
"I know exactly what 'you mean'!  I gave up doing our own maintenance many years ago.  Find a good local man, that you can build up a good friendly relationship with and let him have the worry - even a broken recoil cord is worth paying £15 in my vie…"
5 hours ago
Pete Henchey posted a discussion
Morning Has anyone got any tips of how they keep a maintenance routine for machines/kit?Apart from the standard servicing, I've tended to fix problems when they arise (Happy to do the work myself). But as my business is growing (will be taking on a…
6 hours ago
Paul Baillie replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"I took on a new one this year. Was being cut too short, moss had taken over. The lawn was basically yellow. Gave it a really good go with 4in1 and two weeks later...... wow! Could honestly have been on a magazine cover. Moss has just gone, grass was…"
6 hours ago
Able Gardens replied to Si @ GS's discussion Future business growth
"My plan by the end of the year is to find a unit where I can store a van which will be 'sign written/vinyl wrapped' which I can lock away. The sign written van definitely brings more work in my local area and people seem more happy to approach me wh…"
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john jones replied to Sean Payne's discussion Tripod Ladders
"I've got 3 Henchman tripods: 8'; 12' and 16'. The 8' lives in the back of the van (transit SWB low roof) and I couldn't be without it. It is very manoeuverable and you can throw it around one handed. The 12' lives in the garage and comes out from ti…"
15 hours ago
Andrew Liddle replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"I started gardening about 4 years ago.  Some things I'm glad about in hindsight include:
Completing Level 2 RHS certificate.
Getting PA1/PA6 licence.
Buying decent tools, van.
Getting business initially from personal canvassing (which wouldn't be po…"
16 hours ago
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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17 hours 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.   "
19 hours ago
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Machine maintenance

Morning Has anyone got any tips of how they keep a maintenance routine for machines/kit?Apart from the standard servicing, I've tended to fix problems when they arise (Happy to do the work myself). But as my business is growing (will be taking on a…

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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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