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Adam Woods posted a discussion
....so we are redoing a garden for the new owners. There is an area about 30' x 80' that was a flower bed. The new owners want it to be a lawn...all fine so far.I wanted to get it prepared and the turf down nowish, but the ground is so waterlogged i…
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Peter sellers replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Richard, Good luck in your venture. As to mowers there are only really two which we use for domestics, the Hayter Harrier Pro either 41 or 48, these are new from the ground up models introduced in 2019, they are a totally different machine from the…"
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James King replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
"Thank you all for your replies. I think I will leave the long reach at home and just cut back. Will take longer but will look much better. "
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James Boardman replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
" What sort of trees are they and have they been intentionally pollarded or just given the haircut treatment previously. I would be tempted to thin out the crown to get a more natural look and reduce regrowth then tackle it similar next year, but if…"
21 hours ago
Joe McWilliams replied to Joe McWilliams's discussion weed kill
"thanks very much for the advice on this. Have just bought a  micro wipe weed wiper to get into those places that I dare not spray. Huge excitement!"
23 hours ago
Landscape Juice replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"You might have already seen it, but check out the LJN hourly rate calculator:https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3314062352?prof..."
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Richard replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"I'll have a look into those when I get home as they sound ideal. 
Yeah if I could get those cuts within close proximity to each other that would be great. Do you have any advice in advertising with leaflets cards and Facebook? If it takes off I'd li…"
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Richard replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"I had my eye on the hayter pro 41 with the Honda engine, but good point about being wet, Someone said the new hayter pro picks up in the wet pretty well but I'll just have to look into that. I might have a look into something bigger as I'd be target…"
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Adam Woods replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
"Agreed with Dave and Graham...I dont think I would go near a long reach hedgetrimmer... but others may say thats what they would do"
yesterday
Graham Taylor replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
"If possible, I try and cut back a larger branch back to a smaller side branch............... unfortunately, there often isn't one.  Otherwise, I'll cut back all the thin growths back to the previous pruning cut.... your option 2....   but I leave on…"
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“Gardening programmes tend to be very ‘traditional’ white middle-class in their attitude towards gardening”, Julia Sargeant said in an interview after she won gold at Chelsea Flower Show in 2016. She was the first black gardener to design a Chelse…
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Graham Taylor replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"I've used Masport Rotarola mowers for years and found them pretty much indestructable ............not sure about the latest "Rotarola" models as the design has changed slightly........... but I've always found them brilliant.  £600-£700 roughly so w…"
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Hayters are renowned for being very poor in the wet. If you only do lawns on a Saturday, for example, what if you get 3 wet Saturdays in a row? You'll struggle with a mower that's not up to it. 
Weibang and stihl are probably the best budget roller…"
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Grass cutting business.

Hi there chaps, I've been reading the forums for a while now and I would love some advice please? I'd like to start a grass cutting service and maybe in the future if the business gets bigger window cleaning and hedge trimming. It's been a pretty…

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Tree pruning/cutting

I would really appreciate some advice with this one. I have 2 jobs booked in next week, which are very similar. Both customers have trees which have thin branches growing upwards that they would like cut back in rder to keep the trees small and in…

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6 Replies · Reply by James King 5 hours ago