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Conference football club Wrexham has a new pitch at its Racecourse Ground to match their ambitions of getting back into the Football League and one fit for international duty once more. Contractor Souters Sports was given the job of upgrading a…

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The head groundsman at Durham School has found a way of getting its main rugby pitch fit and ready for cricket action in the brief gap between seasons. This year for the first time Barry Boustead used Evolution5, a coated, controlled release…

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The recent purchase of a SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 tractor mounted aerator by Mick Doyle, head groundsman at Bradford City Football Club, has seen a dramatic improvement of the playing surface at both The Coral Windows Stadium and the nearby…

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A recent example highlighting the benefits of a consistent maintenance regime is the artificial sports pitches at Cranleigh School – an independent boarding school in Surrey.

Instead of replacing the 18-year old surface when it began to…

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Natural and artificial sportsground contractors White Horse Contractors (Northern) have recently completed the design and construction of a new state-of-the-art 3rd generation artificial surface and three artificial cricket wickets at Trinity…

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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

George Marshall replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Super Vic I appreciate the time you have taken all the advice I've took onboard and many thanks I'm hoping to push on next year re going into commercial side of things too so fingers crossed it's just tough getting in but your advice will certainly…"
15 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"As regards pricing, there are many threads on here about that, some very recent ones. But to save time I will repeat what I said. We are talking here about commercial work although I apply this across the board.
Grass cutting -£60 per hour target pr…"
57 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Hi George,
I am not aware of any additional growth due to mulching. Some of the jobs I do on which I use the John Deere zero turn side discharge grow faster than the mulched work. I thinks it’s often more down to the type of grasses and the soil at…"
1 hour ago
George Marshall replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Vic 575 I am so glad I reached out on here I reckon I'll be in the market for a stiga mower like yours and hopefully next year will be better year weather wise but I'll keep my collecting machines as secondary option. I was also worried if munched a…"
3 hours ago
George Marshall replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Still following I think this site is fantastic your all a great bunch. That's one of those days you drive in and your heart just sinks. This past year has definitely been tough going customers really should be more understanding.lol"
3 hours ago
Fencing Essentials replied to rose chaney's discussion tripod ladder
"Hi Rose
There are significant differences to be considered when using a ladder in the work place for use by staff and sub-contractors as opposed to buying one for use at home, a great point of reference is the 'Ladder Association' they provide a lot…"
11 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to rose chaney's discussion tripod ladder
"I have a Renualt Traffic with bars & a roller. Slide the 3M workware ladder with 3 adjustable legs straignt on. I have a couple of auto retractable ratchet straps which do the job, just tuck througn the bars.  Point to note, if I feel I will be leav…"
12 hours ago
Jason Bibiloni replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"In my other job we have a fleet of Peugeot ambulances....20 to be precise and all less than 2 years old.
What a bag of crap!
2 have had to have new engines.
All 20 had to have their radiators replaced.. they all leaked.
The side doors seem to come o…"
14 hours ago
John Ryan replied to Adam's discussion Moss, Algae killer advice...
"I use benzalkonium chloride mixed at 2% with water. It's cheap and effective."
21 hours ago
John Ryan updated their profile
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John Ryan posted a discussion
Hi, I'm new to this site.  I need to source some Roll Top Wire Mesh Fencing. If anyone knows of a good supplier at reasonable prices I would be greatful for their contact info. Thanks John
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BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"IN a normal year Vic I would be doing exactly as you say - thats exactly my business plan.  Work Satudays not wet days etc  Not 2019 it was a battle.
ON balance, ignoring extreme weather mulching is the way to go."
22 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"It is interesting to hear about the different areas and weather patterns. I often wonder how anyone in our profession copes living in parts of the Country with high rainfall. Here in north east Derbyshire we are in a rain shadow. We are east of the…"
22 hours ago
BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"You were lucky with the fence - 3000 square is a trailer load !!
Fair points on fortnightly.  Folk round here want fortnightly to save cash - the attitude seems to be a grasscut is a grasscut so why pay for more.  I think realistically I would like…"
22 hours ago
Nerys Garbett is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
22 hours ago
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