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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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Dan Bond is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
3 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening
"I started a grounds maintenance business some 40 years ago, initially for domestic customers soon realising that there was little money to be made from customers requesting an hourly rate. We now maintain primarily commercial sites of up to 30 acres…"
3 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Greg Francis's discussion New Hayter harrier 56 pro
"We are long established primarily commercial contractors at the top end of the market and bought a the new version of the Hayter 56 pro in June 2019, this has been used for around 12 hours/week since with no reliability issues. Having used a variety…"
4 hours ago
Allan Steele replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I have done before and after treatment . after is best and it takes a little longer if moss is thicker but its a lot better than brushing or scraping by hand"
6 hours ago
Sean Payne and Paul foster are now friends
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15 hours ago
Billybop replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"guy's .... youre all doing it wrong ... everybody and their grannie knows that the only valid way to charge for gardening is by an hourly rate ... 8 pounds an hour but its cash in hand and you can use their 30 year old black n decker"
15 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"You misunderstood...I'm yanking YOUR chain!"
15 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"I don’t know about ‘yanked chains’ Dan. I was actually trying to support your comments, posted today, that we can all do things differently. I won’t bother next time.
Price per cut is best in my opinion and 29 years of being in business.
All my work…"
16 hours ago
James King replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Thanks, John. Robbie has previously posted some good videos. It would be useful if you could find the link. I have now returned the edger as I feel the half moon is the better option for me. I wasn't convinced when I was buying it and the comments o…"
18 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
""It is always best to go with 'price per cut'"
Chain yanked! 
 
I totally agree though, if someone is happy with their system I'd never say it's wrong. I think all I've done here is said what works for me. "
18 hours ago
Billybop replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"yes well said vic, the alpha males of the group like to indulge in a spot of chest beating occasionally, i dare say if sat in a nice warm pub enjoying a few ales together rather than sparring from behind a key board it would be an altogether friendl…"
19 hours ago
Harry@VWGS and Paul foster are now friends
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19 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"I think it is rational to accept that whilst there are many commonalities between us there are also many differences in both operations and business models. Most of us do grass cutting and hedge cutting but perhaps that’s where the similarity ends.…"
19 hours ago
Anthony Toop replied to James's discussion Greetings
"Speaking from experience, i would say get a bigger van than you think you will need, especially if you are planning on taking waste away. I started of with a smaller van, Fiat Scudo i think back in 2009 and within 6 months it was plainly obvious it…"
20 hours ago
William Southern is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
21 hours ago
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Residential landscape design

Landscape designing includes the scheduling of all the necessary scapes including soft scapes and hardscapes. Residential landscape design is all about what are the equipment that will be included and where exactly they should be placed, to make the…

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Stiga cordless

Does anyone have any experience of using Stiga Cordless tools , particularly the cordless long reach hedge trimmers ?  I was looking at buying a stihl cordless HLA56 long reach when i got distracted by a Stiga SMT 500 48 v multi tool comprising of…

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Greetings

Hello All,I'm new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself.Currently looking to start a small gardening business In March after handing in my notice next Thursday.I'm trying to do my planning at the moment but struggling with the wealth of…

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30 Replies · Reply by Anthony Toop 20 hours ago