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Gary Barnfield, head greenkeeper at Oswestry Golf Club in Shropshire, claims the SISIS Flexibrush has proved to be an ideal solution for controlling worm casts.

Oswestry Golf Club is a mature parkland 18 hole course set in the glorious…

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Head greenkeeper Michael Burgin has reported hugely successful results from using the SISIS TM1000 tractor mounted heavy duty scarifier to combat high levels of thatch on the greens at Normanby Hall Golf Club.

This delightful golf course in…

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A volunteer groundsman at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club in the West Midlands has praised the SISIS Quadraplay single pass maintenance system after the club purchased it based on a recommendation from Keith Kent, head groundsman for the…

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Over 130 cricket groundsmen made their way to Cheltenham College for the second ever Dennis and SISIS’ Cricket Pitch Renovation Day, which featured a mix of thought provoking indoor presentations and outdoor practical demonstrations.

The…

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Lawrence Ryan, course manager at Overstone Park Resort, believes that the SISIS tractor mounted Flexibrush delivers fantastic results on the picturesque fairways at the Northampton based golf course. 

Set in 193 acres of Victorian…

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Dennis and SISIS have announced the date for their popular cricket renovation day for 2018. The event will be held at Cheltenham College on 7 August and those wishing to attend are encouraged to register soon to avoid disappointment.

Since…

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Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, has claimed that he is amazed at the amount of material the SISIS Auto Rotorake MK5 removes from the School’s cricket wickets.

Set over 120 acres with approximately 800 pupils, Shrewsbury…

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The 2018 Dennis and SISIS Spring / Summer bowling green maintenance seminars finished in style with over 350 people in attendance across the eight venues and an overwhelming number of greenkeepers wanting to attend the educational…

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The Dennis FT510 and SISIS Dart are currently helping Mark Audin prepare the green at the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool, for the biggest national tournament in the crown green bowling calendar.

Regarded as the ‘Wembley’ of crown green bowling,…

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Lee Ballard, senior groundsperson at the University of Kent (UKC) in Canterbury, believes that his new SISIS Flexicomb is the perfect tool to help extend the life of one of the University’s synthetic sports surfaces.

Canterbury in Kent may…

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Derby County head groundsman Nathan Scarff has praised the SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 tractor mounted aerator for all-year-round use to keep the playing surface at the iPro Stadium in peak condition.

The Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 from SISIS…

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Nottingham Trent University Chooses SISIS for Synthetic Surface Maintenance

The recent purchase of a SISIS Brush-Pro ride-on brushing system and SISIS SSS1000 towed rotary brush sweeper by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has helped to…

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Stephen Green, head groundsman at The Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, has his work cut out with four full-size natural turf pitches, a new synthetic pitch as well as a grass athletics track. However, his decision to…

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William Beard replied to C Powell's discussion Hedge Trimmers
"I've recently got the kma130. My km131r is getting very little use now.  I know it is the combi and not a dedicated long reach. Great reduction in weight noise and vibration. I last longer! Also there is no pulling of the starter cord when balanced…"
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Graham Taylor replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Getting rid of a Conifer/Hedge
"Without knowing the age of the hedge and consequently how well its establised/thickness of the trunk + roots, how you're disposing of the waste, it's really impossible to give an idea of price."
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C Powell replied to C Powell's discussion Hedge Trimmers
"Thanks for your input Paul.
Chris
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Daniel Edwards replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Getting rid of a Conifer/Hedge
"Thanks Ben. 
I’m in the Midlands.
Approx width is about 3.5/4ft. I was thinking to dig the stumps out, but there’s about 10 of them. :-("
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Ben Carter replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Getting rid of a Conifer/Hedge
"Depending on the width of the hedge I would over estimate rather than under estimate the amount of waste.  Confiers always seem to bulk up.  Also there will be loads of dead material at the base if the hedge is quite thick.  Are you hiring a stump g…"
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Getting rid of a Conifer/Hedge
"I'd probably price it at a day plus waste"
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Daniel Edwards posted a discussion
Evening all, looking for some advice please. Currently got a job I’m trying to price up which includes removing a row of conifers which act a hedge between the 2 neighbours. There’s about 10 stumps and the conifers are approx 10ft tall.  Any advice…
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john jones replied to Gary RK's discussion Re-edging with wood along a curved gravel path
"The curve and the materials are the least of the worries. The scale is the problem. When the path was originally done the edging was probably installed first and then infilled. Will be difficult to achieve such a tight job again. Easiest way is to g…"
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Jim Gibbon replied to Millie Smith's discussion What to do with an oversized Cherry Laurel?
"To maintain the privacy Dan is spot on, clear out around the bottom, expose the trunks, lift the canopy and thin it out. More light will get in which will improve the feel of the area and allow a bigger choice of plants underneath. There will defini…"
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Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Millie Smith's discussion What to do with an oversized Cherry Laurel?
"Cut tot he ground and it will re-grow - but do it sooner rather than later if you wanted re-growth this year."
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Graham Taylor replied to Millie Smith's discussion What to do with an oversized Cherry Laurel?
" These regrow from drastic cuts very quickly and are indestructible .................. if you cut this down to the ground in the Spring , you could have something 5-6' tall by the end of the Summer.  Bit late in the year now to achieve this but do i…"
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Ben Carter replied to Dave F's discussion Good value strimmer
"The only thing with the husky and the echo is that the trigger looks like it could catch on something and snap off.  I notice that the latest stihl long reach hedge cutters have the same sort of arrangment.  It may just be me be pedantic.  "
17 hours ago
paul watson replied to C Powell's discussion Hedge Trimmers
"I bought the hla 85 last year and have been very impressed, almost as good for cutting as the kombi with long reach. Lighter, quieter and no mixing of fuels, elescopic makes it very long. Battery life, I have 2  x ap 200, s and they will go all day…"
17 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Dave F's discussion Good value strimmer
"I use Stihl, an FS90. I'm on my 2nd now after 10 years and that's only because the first one was stolen! As ben says, they are easy to service and grease, there's not a lot to go wrong with them and they have none of the problems the larger 4 mix ma…"
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Hedge Trimmers

Hi All Looking at getting a long reach hedge trimmer. Undecided whether to go for Petrol or elec (battery) The battery one I had been looking at was the Stihl HLA 85 Cordless long reach. Has anybody had any experince of these..? Thanks   Chris  

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