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Poached and muddy paddocks are the bane of horse owners lives!

We own horses, so we know exactly how it feels - what should be nice green grass is brown, churned up and muddy.

How to…

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Winners of the 2017 BALI National Landscape Awards, recently enjoyed an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the All England Lawn Tennis Club Wimbledon, which was hosted and organised by ICL and awards headline sponsor Green-tech.

The event…

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ICL & Syngenta have updated and strengthened their popular Ultimate Offers by announcing the addition of two new packages for 2018. Ultimate Offers are a range of tank-mixes that contain various combinations of nutrition combined with the…

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Etesia completes portfolio for Scamblers

Scamblers, based in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, believe they now have a complete portfolio of groundscare machinery after they were confirmed as Etesia UK’s newest dealer.

First established in 1974, the family owned business specialise in…

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In the first of a several part blog that we are writing, we will explain some of the terms that are often used in lawncare service leaflets and by contractors but many of you out there may not actually understand what they mean!…

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Nothing but MM50 for Sportsturf Management

Following a successful trial, Jamie Foyster - owner of Sportsturf Management, has now chosen to exclusively use Limagrain’s MM50 grass seed across every single cricket square he tends to.

It is safe to say that Jamie Foyster knows a thing…

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SISIS the solution at the VMAC

Sergio Pedroza, Fields & Grounds Manager at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Seattle, recently purchased three SISIS SSS1000 tractor mounted rotary brush sweepers and has reported significant improvements on both the indoor synthetic…

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Pete Smith, Course Manager at the highly exclusive Birch Grove Estate in Sussex has reported ‘phenomenal’ results from using Sherriff Amenity’s Aqua-Zorb wetting agent to bring his fairways back to life.

Situated in 1200 acres of undulating…

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SALTEX 2017 visitor profile revealed

After an independent audit confirmed a record-breaking SALTEX attendance at the NEC, the show’s visitor survey has now revealed a fascinating insight into the 8,909 who attended. 

With over 300 exhibitors and more show features than ever…

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Open forum activity

Gary RK replied to John Marsh's discussion What do you do with a doggy Doo?
"Is you’re so inclined, bag it, tie it up, leave in a sun kissed position near rear or front door. 
Soon get the message... or perhaps a version of attached sign might work ;)"
1 hour ago
Graham Wright replied to John Marsh's discussion What do you do with a doggy Doo?
"When I first started I used to hate the poo and I used to add a charge for removing them if no one was home, now if there's like 4 or less I just pick them up. I keep some carrier bags and disposable gloves in the van for the regular occurances.
Thi…"
2 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to John Marsh's discussion What do you do with a doggy Doo?
"Can't really see much point in cutting the lawn at all if you leave big areas uncut.........there might be a dispute over whether you get paid for it + it won't look very any good. If there was no-one in I'd have just phoned the boss, explained the…"
12 hours ago
Tim Carr was featured
13 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"I take it you mean 36 sq.m. Graeme.  If you have already completed and charged for the clearing, then all you have to price is prepare and lay.  Very worse case, including hire of rotorvator + day to prepare + day to lay + cost of turf + profit. You…"
14 hours ago
graeme mccaig replied to John Marsh's discussion What do you do with a doggy Doo?
"im a 2nd mate in a 3 man company. (the lowest man). today while the boss was at his primary customer, me and 1st mate visited the homes. One garden has 8 or 10 dogs. Cant count them all. Anyway, loads on shit on the lawns. I steer around it all and…"
22 hours ago
Elizabeth Reeves replied to Darren Walters's discussion Plant ID please
"Yeah, LOL!
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23 hours ago
John Fulton replied to dan's discussion Sthil dethatcher/scarifier for kombi system
"I have a stihl dethatcher for the MM multi engine two sets of tines but it takes different accessories brushes etc  , I think its MM55 but mine is a very old model It clears moss in no time at all but i dont know how this compares to a dedicated sca…"
yesterday
Pembrokeshire Gardening’s discussion was featured
Have quite a few lawns to treat and fertilise..Is it ok to mix Thrust with other treatments such as a slow release fertiliser or an Iron sulphate solution in a knapsack sprayer?Or should i stick to seperate applications?Just rather busy at the minut…
yesterday
Progreen Weed Control replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Lawn treatments.. OK Mixing selective herbicide (thrust) with Fertiliser / Iron sulphate etc??
"Always guaranteed safer applying separately but may depend on the type of iron sulphate - held in solution, fully chelated etc...as Andrew says , the phenoxy hormone weedkillers (2-4D, MCPA, etc) are more prone to react and clag with iron (especiall…"
yesterday
Andrew Watts replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Lawn treatments.. OK Mixing selective herbicide (thrust) with Fertiliser / Iron sulphate etc??
"Haven't used Thrust so not sure - it looks like the same class as Relay, Prompt, Super Selective etc, and they don't/didn't mix well with Iron. Try a small sample in a jug and see what happens.
Crossbar/Holster , Greenor/Interfix and Mogul/Praxxs al…"
yesterday
Sean Clarke replied to John Barratt MCIHort's discussion Hard and Soft Landscaper required Marlow.
"Try Charlie Armstrong - armstrongcharl@hotmail.com
He’s based in Hambleden, worked with him for years before I went my own way ( I don’t do hard landscaping btw ). I’m not sure on his availability, he always seems to be busy.
You can mention Sean se…"
Wednesday
dan replied to Darren Walters's discussion Plant ID please
"LOL
im guessing this is the company that did all the planting / landscaping ? 
they sound a nightmare !!!!"
Wednesday
Darren Walters replied to Darren Walters's discussion Plant ID please
"Update - 2 weeks later. Dear oh dera oh dear!
Soke to the customer yesterday.  Apparently they are Oranges and this particlar variety are supposed to be ok for the UK.  It came to light that the people who planted them also came and covered them up…"
Wednesday
Graham Taylor replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"That does sould like robbery to me...................I'd guess the gearbox has failed.......you can pick up a good secondhand gearbox on Ebay for under £100................. there's a brandnew one going for £224  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-HRD…"
Wednesday
Jim Gibbon replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"I traded in a Hayter 48 pro for a Weibang 48 pro non bbc last season, it was a really good move! The Weibang is a great performer in wet and dry with a very good commercial warranty. "
Wednesday
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Customer Complaints

I had a bricklayer build a small pond brick wall 3 years ago and the customer is complaining the jointing has failed and is crumbling  I have offered to get the wall re pointed which in my opinion should resolve the issue  He has said he has had a…

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Pricing a turf job

i know theres no set price on metres square (unfortunately) with loads of variables . But is there a rule of thumb. I have seen a couple of stories on facebook of customers paying £800 ish for tiny new build back gardens. One thing, i have no way of…

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1 Reply · Reply by Colin Hunt 14 hours ago