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Andy Croft - head groundsman at Derby County FC, has heaped praise on Complete Weed Control (East Midlands) as the UK’s leading sports and amenity weed control contractor enter their tenth year at working at Pride Park stadium.

3314770686?profile=RESIZE_480x480Andy first started his

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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 purchase

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Leeds United FC’s head groundsman Kiel Barrett has praised Everris for providing him with an all-round package - from products to customer service, which has helped create the pristine pitch at Elland Road.

Elland Road, the home of Leeds United FC, ha

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Three New Dealers for Etesia UK

Etesia continues to spread its wings to every corner of the UK after announcing another three dealers to its growing network.

Specialists in building high quality grass cutting machinery for both the professional and domestic market, Etesia’s extensiv

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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 renovations.

The new mac

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Leading UK turf care and sports equipment suppliers Sherriff Amenity, has announced that it will once again be holding the BASIS Foundation Award in Amenity and Horticulture at BTME 2015. The company will also be showcasing a new online Turf Report a

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The Etesia and Pellenc brands have had monumental success over the past twelve months and in recognition of this achievement, dealers from across the UK gathered at the ‘Partners in Excellence’ awards.

3314727200?profile=RESIZE_480x480Over 60 dealers made the trip to the Heart of Eng

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After extensive trials, the Weed-IT spot treatment technology has been considered a great success in the push to find a means of reducing the consumption of herbicides on the UK railways.

3314726048?profile=RESIZE_480x480Forward thinking managers from the industry commissioned the tr

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Sherriff Amenity has announced that it is launching some new additions to its popular fungicide packages. The new tank-mixes have been designed to combine fungicides, nutrients and adjuvants, helping to control major turf diseases including Microdoch

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Etesia UK has confirmed its attendance at the ‘Coping with Slopes’ event which is being held on 22nd October. The company say recent reports of operators losing their lives in bank mowing accidents have triggered a high demand for demonstrations of t

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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Open forum activity

Richard Gadsby replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"Why not start cutting when it starts growing and stop when it stops? start a bit early (when your first ones start looking patchy) so you can get round everyone. Don't over complicate things."
1 hour ago
John Wallwork replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I have the straight shaft edger attachment.  It rarely gets used, but is useful for cleaning up badly overgrown edges.  For regular maintenance I just use the strimmer attachment and turn the machine upside down as it's faster and the strimmer achie…"
6 hours ago
Peter Davis replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I had the first ever Combi system made by Huskvarna.  I couldn't get on with the edger .  I have never found anything that compares to edging shears.  We even got to trial a laser guided edger - I kid you not.  It was the size & weight of a car batt…"
6 hours ago
Andrew Liddle replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"I usually price per cut based on £50 to £60 per hour."
7 hours ago
Trevor Stephens replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Hi James,
We use the Kombi (KM131) with power brush all the time especially Winter time on regular maintenance jobs cleaning pathways etc it does a good job and great at removing pre treated moss.Customers appreciate the results, a cheap investment.…"
7 hours ago
Gary martin replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"I agree with Martin Haskell advice. We are a commercial only grounds maintenance company. Price per cut/visit is generally a happy medium. Don't get too fixated on a start or finish date. Just make sure client is happy with two weekly visits as many…"
8 hours ago
William Beard replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Hlello Janes,
I also have the brush attachment.  It's not a bad piece of kit but I don't use it as much as I thought I would. I tend to find  myself using my backpack  blower instead.  Partly for speed but also because I have it on board all the tim…"
8 hours ago
Dylan replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"As above but some of my commercial clients want agreed number of visits which I normally quote on average 22 to 24 per season and you won't be far off and normally in your favour on a normal year"
13 hours ago
Lesley Anne Bloomer replied to Lesley Anne Bloomer's discussion When to lay bark chips - before or after planting?
"Thanks very much to all of you for commenting. So, my experience - planting thru bark and membrane was really hard and as expected resulted in lots of soil mixed in with bark on top of the membrane. Planting thru membrane took longer but was ok. How…"
13 hours ago
Iain Moody is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
13 hours ago
Oliver clarkson replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I use the blower attachment and I'm quite happy with it, my back pack one, was playing up and was going to be out of action for a week at height of leaf drop season so I brought the attachment,  took a couple of days to get used to, but now the back…"
15 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to John F's discussion Stiga cordless
"In November I bought my first battery kit. I got the HSA 86 and HLA 65 with two AP200 batteries and the AL300 charger. I have used them a fair bit over the last two months and they are very, very good. I wish I had switched over from petrol much soo…"
15 hours ago
Gary replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Wear depends on pressure/effort applied and surface type.
Replacements come as 2 'cartridges' that just slip over the axle, engage with drive and they retained at the end
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16 hours ago
Gary replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"£180 for a useful piece of equipment ? I wouldn't say that's expensive as you recover the cost via your charging...
 
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16 hours ago
Brendan corrigan replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Make sure you are using one of the bigger kombi units for it, puts huge strain on smaller engines"
16 hours ago
Peter Davis replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Their cost ?  OK for you big boys :)  I just checked the price."
16 hours ago
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Stiga cordless

Does anyone have any experience of using Stiga Cordless tools , particularly the cordless long reach hedge trimmers ?  I was looking at buying a stihl cordless HLA56 long reach when i got distracted by a Stiga SMT 500 48 v multi tool comprising of…

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2 Replies · Reply by Vic 575 15 hours ago

Greetings

Hello All,I'm new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself.Currently looking to start a small gardening business In March after handing in my notice next Thursday.I'm trying to do my planning at the moment but struggling with the wealth of…

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29 Replies · Reply by Billybop yesterday

Stihl Kombi Brush

I am considering buying the Kombi Brush attachment. I have a couple of jobsthat require a lot of brushing - 2 car parks. One car park has a lot of pine needles that have been left for a long time and and a normal brush won't move them. I have looked…

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18 Replies · Reply by John Wallwork 6 hours ago