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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.

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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.

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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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Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, one of the country’s leading independent schools, has recently purchased a new SISIS Rotorake TM1000 complete with a range of interchangeable reels to complete end of season…

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Open forum activity

joe sheppard replied to John Fulton's discussion Do felled Leylandii roots remain active ?
"Do we have any mycologists on here or anyone who has looked at using pioneer fungi to break down stumps as a less invasive method?"
18 minutes ago
Jack Chapman replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"It could well have been that the customer has booked the lawn scarifying, with not much idea as to what is required and why, and not communicated this. The lawn business has carried out a standard scarifying service without the thought / knowledge t…"
2 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"I find that a lot of customers are shocked at the state of a heavy scarification. In fact I am aiming to do several scarifying jobs this week and I will set the blades so that you can see the marks in the lawn. I will do two passes in different dire…"
11 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"Surely for the amount of orders you would need to place you could take on that responsibility from your wife. While all other orders are placed by her.
My point is if we tighten things up the public will have a better view of the profession. We alwa…"
14 hours ago
dan replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"Unless government make it law then its not going to happen. 
Thats just business - business is full of morality issues verses financial profits - 
I dont see 1 supplier taking the morale stance whilst the remainder continue to sell -- "
15 hours ago
Tom replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"To me it's black and white. You want to spray anywhere other than your own back garden, then get your PA1 and PA6 at the minimum. I'm new to landscaping and I've got the training and certs and haven't even bought and applied any industrial grade spr…"
16 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"The problem from our point of view is I have the license but my wife runs the admin side of the business and as such she purchases the products we need, for your idea to work would I have to put her through training so she can get the licence even t…"
23 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Scott H's discussion Pre Emergent - Granular
"Problem is Scott if the residents have a zero tolerence to the use of chemicals by definition kerb granuals are chemicals , far better to add value by promoting organic weed control solutions . I.e mulch ."
23 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"Thanks Andrew i do suspect this is the case , I did think perhaps an easy mistake to make if the blades were set on a high spot and they then missed their target but it would have being obvious as the work progressed . 
My first instinct is to look…"
yesterday
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"Thanks Paul 
The lawn is level , There are very slight drops in places  but its nothing drastic and the finish is always good , I have used different mowers on this lawn both cylinder and rotary and the blades take the grass off every time , I have…"
yesterday
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"Do you think landscape juice has a bit of clout on this issue. It is niggling at me I also saw a guy working for a large local firm spray my estate in joggy bottoms and a t-shirt then go back to his van and tip the contents of the sprayer down the d…"
yesterday
Adam Patterson, Ryan Griffiths, Tom Speyer and 3 more joined Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"True mostly. But it seems like a massive loophole in the process that most industries would close not least to protect the industry."
yesterday
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"We're talking about generally inert products that don't have any toxicity though. "
yesterday
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"I see your point Dan but don't you think it would be better if they couldn't buy pesticide then the customer would know when you to rocked up the treat thier weeds that you have at least invested in your profession.
Don't get me wrong with this perh…"
yesterday
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"To be honest Graeme it doesn't bother me at all that anyone can buy weedkiller. It doesn't affect my business, and I value the fact I'm trained and use that as a selling tool to market myself over others who aren't qualified. "
yesterday
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