LJN Blog Posts

saltex 2018 (11)

PRO Supplier

Reesink Turfcare, Sherriff Amenity and McConnel have been announced as the final three companies competing to get their hands on the SALTEX 2018 Innovation Award. 

After making its successful debut at last year’s show, the SALTEX 2018…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

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…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

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…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

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…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

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…

Read more…

Highlighted blog posts

Open forum activity

John Fulton and dan are now friends
PRO
2 hours ago
Sean Warry is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
6 hours ago
Peter replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Price increase
"I've had to do this numerous times over the years and never enjoy it.  Some customers are fine with it but others seem to expect you to keep the same rate year in year out.  It can be difficult when it's a longer term customer where there is some lo…"
7 hours ago
Jack Chapman replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Price increase
"A £1 increase on a £20 job is 5%. Nothing wrong with adding a pound or two at a time."
10 hours ago
Dave F replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Price increase
"Hi all, I’ve struggled with this a little bit as the majority of my customers are regular lawn cuts/maintenance so tend to be £15/£20 per visit.......to increase by 2%/3% each year is what I’d like to do but would equate to a 40p/60p increase which…"
12 hours ago
Joe McWilliams replied to Joe McWilliams's discussion searching for 15cm posts
"thankyou so much.I think chamfered is the thing."
13 hours ago
David Benson replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Price increase
"if you do it yearly it will be a smaller jump than doing it every 2nd year and a lot will not question it , if any complain about it replace them after all you are there to make a living "
yesterday
David Benson replied to Alan reeves's discussion Gardening a safe way to make a living
"there is a lot of poisonous plants some of wich are quite common. the Alnwick garden at Alnwick castle has a fenced off area of poisnous plants "
yesterday
Ben Pritchard replied to Green Girl Garden Care's discussion What herbicide to kill bamboo
"Hammer drill it into little bits? Or spray it off and turn the raised bed into a bench?"
yesterday
alastair hobart is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
Phil Voice replied to Joe McWilliams's discussion searching for 15cm posts
"Any good sawmill would be able to cut wood to your spec. Look for one that has pressure treatment facilities. If they don't champfer then buy a cheapr router and a chapfering bit and do it yourself
 "
yesterday
Graham Taylor replied to Joe McWilliams's discussion searching for 15cm posts
"I think you'll find the picture actually shows a picture of an edge that has been "radiused" ( ie rounded")  rather than "chamfered" where a flat is created at 45 degrres to the post side which makes it a lot easier for Joe to measure his 1" wide. 
 "
yesterday
Neal Barker @ Etesia uk replied to Alan reeves's discussion Gardening a safe way to make a living
"there are many plants in the uk which come under the poisonous / dangerous clasification but most really are down to the reaction they cause some people when they come in contact with the sap's as there more corstic on fair to sensitive skins, this…"
yesterday
Gary RK replied to Joe McWilliams's discussion searching for 15cm posts
"Are you talking about planed ‘European’ style posts where the corners are chamfered ?
If so, try a Hillhout or Forest stockists. I’ve used their 10cm post as they give a modern look  - not sure if they do a 15cm / 6in post ?"
yesterday
More…

Price increase

Evening people. Just wondering how others approach the issue of increasing rates(wording, time of the year, do you find many current customers question you on it? And do you reply without offending them)  Thanks look forward to your replies.

Read more…
12 Replies · Reply by Gary RK 6 hours ago