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Vic 575 replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"At those very low rates Lee, I could find you a lot of work. I effectively pay my strimmer man between £40 and £55 per hour [price per job so the faster he works the higher his hourly rate] and he is using my equipment and fuel."
3 hours ago
Clive replied to James's discussion Overseeding
"A daily water for 4 weeks may be good for the soul, but it eats into your earning potential time. "
3 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Please help , what is eating my lily’s!!!??
"I didn't realise they wrrr that big , jeez
the spray must be ineffective ?"
4 hours ago
Jonathan Davidson replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Please help , what is eating my lily’s!!!??
"I have found one adult and a line of offspring this morning, hidden in the secretion under one leaf. You can just see their heads poking out."
5 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"As posted on here numerous times the Honda HRX 537 HY or the smaller 476 are bombproof and will mulch or collect well, we run 3 commercially and wouldn't buy anything else.
My only thoughts going from a roller to 4 wheel is the issue of tramlines"
7 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Please help , what is eating my lily’s!!!??
"Thankyou Jonathan I'll take a look today , I have sprayed it all with lily beetle spray but not sure how effective it is 
regards
Steve "
8 hours ago
Jonathan Davidson replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Please help , what is eating my lily’s!!!??
"red lily beetle? have you checked under the leaves for the larvae?
the adult will drop off to the ground the moment you touch them and they feel threatened"
18 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith posted a discussion
I've sprayed them and replaced them and these have the same trouble!!??
20 hours ago
Lee Davis replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"I charge £30 an hour for lawn jobs. £20 for general maintenance. The difference is to make up for the shorter season. "
21 hours ago
Lee Davis posted a discussion
Hi guys. I've been in business 7 years and it appears to be time to buy a new mower. I've been using a Hayter 41 Pro roller and AS 420 Superclip mulching mower, the combo has worked well. But I managed to wreck the engine on the Hayter and it's £530…
23 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to James's discussion Overseeding
"General guide I use for scarifng is 3x mowing time for one pass 4x for two passes. I Use a blower to clear it up. Scarifying by hand forget about it. takes for ever, really hard on the body only job that gives me blisters."
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Anthony Toop replied to James's discussion Overseeding
"We use a blower to create rough piles and then rake in to a mound.
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New mower time!

Hi guys. I've been in business 7 years and it appears to be time to buy a new mower. I've been using a Hayter 41 Pro roller and AS 420 Superclip mulching mower, the combo has worked well. But I managed to wreck the engine on the Hayter and it's £530…

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1 Reply · Reply by Peter sellers 7 hours ago
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Overseeding

Just after some input from you guysGoing to be doing a lawn scarification and overseed/top dress but because of the naff weather we have had it has taken me ages to get the weedkiller down on the lawn. I have to wait 4 weeks before seeding and that…

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