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The Landscape Juice Network's Aims and Objectives

The Landscape Juice Network's Aims and Objectives

The Landscape Juice Network (LJN)

What is it?

LJN is an open association of individuals and companies involved in landscaping, garden maintenance, horticulture and garden design.

The site is free to join. There is no restriction to being a member and all information -with the exception of that exchanged within a few specialist groups - is available for anyone to read and comment upon.

Why was it formed?

LJN was formed in April 2008 to provide an independent association for professional gardeners and landscapers as well as any person or business related to the landscape industry.

LJN aims to provide a website where members can meet online and participate in discussion, share information and form relationships that help to advance their knowledge and strengthen their respective businesses.

LJN also aims to offer an "open access" alternative to the "vetted membership only" policies of some existing organisations. It is the LJN philosophy to empower its members to be expressive and transparent about their own abilities, ambitions and, most importantly, limitations.

LJN's objectives

  • To continue to grow and influence the decisions that impact all of the related professions
  • To raise awareness of the many challenges that garden and landscape businesses face (particularly SMEs) and provide short cuts to solutions.
  • To ensure that the Internet plays an important part in our industry's development and gives a greater voice to those who previously had no access to professional organisations.
  • To give prospective clients additional confidence, through the information available and the signed Customer Charter.
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dan replied to John F's discussion Stihl KM 94 rc starting problem
"carbs seem to be the number one problem on all hand held 2 stoke these days -- my local dealer dont even bother trying to clean the carbs any more they just replace them to save time -- apparently the problem is so wide spread stihl have dropped the…"
51 minutes ago
Dixie North Herts is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
59 minutes ago
Green Girl Garden Care replied to Green Girl Garden Care's discussion Wave accounting ditching the uk
"Yes invoicing will still work. Looking at it i could manually upload my bank statements which i think i will do at least until the end of the financial year and then look at the options after that. "
1 hour ago
Glen Stillman replied to PGM's discussion Lawnflite 448SJR
"I've got the older model with kawasaki engine, bought 2nd hand. Been very pleased, decent collection and once sped up a decent speed for me. Nothing like a sped up 21" honda hrd though. 
A customer has a brand new wheeled version with suburu engine.…"
2 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to John F's discussion Stihl KM 94 rc starting problem
"Sounds drastic but sometimes the simplest solution is to just fit another carb which you can pick up for £10-£20 on ebay from China...... pretty sure that'll sort the problem out.  The only snag is can take a couple of weeks to arrive."
11 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to John F's discussion Stihl KM 94 rc starting problem
"Mine had the same problem and the dealer replaced the carb and that sorted it, but it cost over £100 as out of warranty a cheap chinese one from ebay is only £10.00 and they also work fine."
11 hours ago
John F posted a discussion
My Stihl kombi km 94 rc has developed a frustrating starting problem . Initially it starts first time from cold and runs great until i switch it off then it refuses to start again until it cools down it doesn't matter how long i have being using it…
12 hours ago
Richard Parkinson replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Fence Aftercare
"6 and 12 months"
13 hours ago
Richard Parkinson posted a discussion
Hi, everyoneI've been in business now just over 3 years and in that time I've been concentrating on working towards building on clearance and weed control . I've done all the relevenat tickets including pesticides and machinery but struggling to sor…
13 hours ago
Corin Doyle, Richard Parkinson, Carol Miers and 1 more joined Landscape Juice Network
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14 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to PGM's discussion Lawnflite 448SJR
"I had a Kaaz 21" roller. I got a hi lift from L&S for it, and collection was superb... had two of these machines over 4-5 years. BUT I wouldn't buy another. Drive/shaft/gearbox problems cost a fortune, after just a year they started. 
I agree, the W…"
14 hours ago
PGM replied to PGM's discussion Lawnflite 448SJR
"Thanks for that Nick. That's the second bad report i've had about them so likely to give it a miss. Thanks."
15 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Green Girl Garden Care's discussion Wave accounting ditching the uk
"I have been using QB Self employed for years. However I use wave for all of my invoices. I assume that part will still function? I didnt get an email from them?"
15 hours ago
dickyjim replied to Rob's discussion ideal fencing protection to keep large dog in garden.
"My partner is a dog behaviourist so I've picked up a bit down the years. The problem with shock collers on dogs is it's what they see when they get the shock that can have unwanted effects on the dog. 
As a for instance, I know someone who used one…"
19 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Rob's discussion ideal fencing protection to keep large dog in garden.
"Apparently the dogs learn pretty quickly not to go near the perimeter so it's not as though they're constantly getting a shock which is something like the static shock you can get sometimes when you touch certain things.  Not saying I agree with the…"
19 hours ago
Dave @ Eastleigh Garden Services replied to Rob's discussion ideal fencing protection to keep large dog in garden.
"Appalling to use shock therapy on pets:
https://news.rspca.org.uk/2018/08/17/rspca-highlight-importance-of-...
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19 hours ago
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Pricing hedge work

Folks I dont normally do a lot of headge work but have a customer with many meters needing late summer tidy trim, not into old wood at all. I have the meterage and height, if anyone can gibe me an indication of how they price jobs like this I would…

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