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From robotics to hybrid mowers and digital apps, ground-breaking ideas to thought provoking debates, career enhancing advice to limitless opportunities; the recent SALTEX 2018 at the NEC was a landscape of possibility and prospect for the future…

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On the first day of SALTEX 2018, Sherriff Amenity’s ground-breaking new app, PrecisionPro, was announced as the winner of the second, annual SALTEX Innovation Award.

Established at the show in 2017, the SALTEX Innovation Award was created…

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Event organisers have reported a significant increase in pre-show visitor registration ahead of SALTEX 2018, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 01 November.

It certainly is encouraging times for the show which will be…

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A visit to the Dennis stand on E070 at IOG SALTEX 2018 will show how the company’s range of world class turf maintenance equipment enables turf professionals to benefit from cutting edge technology. 

 Taking centre stage on the Dennis…

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Since SALTEX 2017 took place at the NEC, Birmingham in November last year, a number of exhibitors are still generating business as a direct result of the show – re-affirming that the exhibition is the must-attend event for any company involved in…

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SALTEX 2017 visitor profile revealed

After an independent audit confirmed a record-breaking SALTEX attendance at the NEC, the show’s visitor survey has now revealed a fascinating insight into the 8,909 who attended. 

With over 300 exhibitors and more show features than ever…

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SALTEX Innovation Award Winners

The very first SALTEX Innovation Award celebrated the best in brand new grounds care technology when the show took place at the NEC, Birmingham on 1 and 2 November 2017.

Making its debut, the…

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The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that the 2017 winners of the SALTEX College Cup will be given the opportunity to work as part of the grounds team when Scotland host England as part of…

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Andrew Betteridge replied to Gavin Gray's discussion very slow start to the year
"I used to work for a posh kitchen company and for seven years they didn't sell a kitchen in January. One year they bought twenty fold down Tv's that fitted under kitchen wall cupboards as a January give away to customers placing an order in January…"
4 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Gary RK's discussion Security marking landscaping equipment
5 hours ago
Gavin Gray replied to Gavin Gray's discussion very slow start to the year
"picked up some maintenance but landscaping projects were a no go, every single one ive asked it was "we didnt think it would have cost that much" things like the job was £7k and the budget was £3k, unrealistc expectations"
5 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion Arbrex seal and heal and conifer reduction
"Thanks Graham fortunately there are plenty of shoots near the bottom but i still suspect the reduced tree will look a bit of a thug , I would love to take it down and replace it with a shrub but it will mean lifting some paving stones out of the pat…"
6 hours ago
Clive replied to Gary RK's discussion Security marking landscaping equipment
"Gary,
i do have a spreadsheet with all serial numbers, spark plugs  required etc.. but time saving when ordering for servicing I know exactly what machine has what and when it was last done.
Where did you go to get the SelectaDNA kit? The police sta…"
6 hours ago
Ian Kenyon posted a discussion
It was so warm and dry we decided to make headway into the list of sorinf works. So much drought and chafer damage out tgere this year
7 hours ago
Ian Kenyon replied to Gavin Gray's discussion very slow start to the year
"Have you asked for feedback from the prospects that haven't committed?"
7 hours ago
Green Girl Garden Care replied to Gavin Gray's discussion very slow start to the year
"Garden maintenance here. New enquiries seem pretty sparse at the moment but I've not done any marketing apart from switch on my Google ad words. Just starting to get repeat customers asking for things to be tidied up. I think it's most certainly due…"
8 hours ago
dan replied to Gavin Gray's discussion very slow start to the year
"Gavin, are you referring to landscaping projects mainly ? 
Im maintanence really so i expect a quieter jan and feb - but this area is quite affluent and ive certainly noticed the 'richer' people rushing through a lot of planting projects -- i assume…"
9 hours ago
Gavin Gray posted a discussion
Hi folks returning member! I'm finding this year to a be a total struggle, since new years day I've priced enough work that would keep my business busy for 18 months yet all ive won is 2 weeks worth !! It doesnt seem to be just me, in the merchants…
10 hours ago
Gavin Gray is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
11 hours ago
Alan M replied to Alan M's discussion Darn cows!
"yes, I’m going to try forking it a bit, but it’s a large area and going to be hard work:( then maybe raking it and if then it looks any better topsoil, sand and seed ? "
14 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to John Fulton's discussion Arbrex seal and heal and conifer reduction
"Invariably, conifers will not shoot out from old wood........ Yews being an exception here......if there's any "shoots" near the trunk at the top, you might be ok though it's unlikely.  Usually you end up with an eyesore...... flat across the top an…"
16 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Alan M's discussion Darn cows!
"I would try lifting the rutts out with a fork if possible in the first instance, as the beasts have compacted the area below their hoofs. Then apply top dressing to level out & reseed the effected areas.
Rolling will only compact the rest of the law…"
17 hours ago
Johnathan Harpham replied to Ian Lord's discussion Trees As Cover
"I’m going to agree with Dan on the info front, but go even deeper. 
Whats the soil type, garden size, the distance from the buildings the house age and are there any below ground services that should be taken into consideration? It’s pointless plant…"
17 hours ago
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