April 28, 2017

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Makita expands cordless grounds maintenance power tool range -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LI announces priorities for new business year -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design scoops prestigious Judge’s Commendation for a third year in a row, plus eight Gold Leaf Awards at eFig’s 13th Annual Awards -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LazyLawn is a breeze come rain or shine for Rainbow Tots -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ECHO ASK-RW23D Scissor Head – a safer cut -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kubota to showcase its prestigious range of groundcare solutions at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fern sales up 44% year on year at Wyevale Nurseries -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Resin bound Seagull Crest installed by Clearstone Paving -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

National Lottery support for historic castle and gardens -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hundreds of playgrounds set to close -

Monday, April 24, 2017

EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017 -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Planning application for new Basingstoke garden town -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Complete Weed Control London invests in new equipment

Complete Weed Control

As business continues to rapidly increase, Simon Akerman, Complete Weed Control area manager for London South East, London Central and London North East has invested in a range of new equipment to keep operations at the highest possible standard. Simon, who has been with Complete Weed Control for over eight years, was internally promoted to the position of area manager in 2014. He started his new role with two members of staff and now has six employees working alongside him – which is testament to how far the business has come in just a couple of years. Simon also revealed…

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Award winning volunteer groundsman puts his trust in Etesia

Etesia

Robin Taylor, a volunteer groundsman for Grendon Rangers, a FA Charter Standard Club, has sworn by his Etesia Hydro 100 for the last twenty-one years. In that time he has picked up five awards and believes it is down to his trusty ride-on mower. His pitch has played a large part in ensuring that the club meets the FA pyramid step 7 criteria. Grendon Rangers FC boasts two senior teams and six youth teams from Under 7’s upwards. It’s a good, successful footballing organisation for all ages, but arguably the club’s star performer is Robin, who dedicates up to 12…

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Spring into summer with Classen

Classen

The combination of three Classen machines, the Aerator, Turf Rake and Overseeder is precisely what turf professionals need as the late spring grass growth puts on a spurt towards summer. Aeration is needed to improve the air exchange between the soil and the atmosphere, to help relieve compaction, reduce water run-off and puddling. The Classen RA 21 Aerator offers a choice of solid or hollow tines so the groundsman can choose according to the work to be done. The core tines reciprocate at 450 revolutions per minute allowing the operator to cover 26,000 square feet in an hour. Self-propelled and quality…

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New Doosan DX300SLR-5 excavator helps save castle

Doosan

In the UK, a new Doosan DX300SLR-5 crawler excavator that was part of a fleet of machines hired from Fraserburgh-based David Smith Contractors Ltd has played a vital role in helping to save the historic Abergeldie Castle following huge storms in Scotland. Set right beside the River Dee, Abergeldie Castle, an A-listed 16th-century tower house, teetered on the brink of collapse when unprecedented heavy rainfall caused the river to burst its banks, sweeping away around 20 m of the banking and leaving the historic building in a precarious position. Supplied by Balgownie Ltd, based at Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, the local…

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GreenMech QuadChip 160 ‘turns’ heads at Bron Afon Community Housing

GreenMech

Rob Richards, senior surveyor for Bron Afon, has turned to GreenMech to manage the ever-growing population of trees in the area. Bron Afon Community Housing is a social enterprise, established in 2008, when Torfaen Council tenants voted for Bron Afon to be its new landlord. Since then, it has been bringing homes up to Welsh Housing Quality Standards, covering construction, community regeneration and support. Rob oversees the entire tree stock, totalling around 5,500 trees over multiple tree areas. For a long while Rob and his team of three have used chippers for the tree maintenance work and when the time came to replace their existing…

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New wide area mowers from John Deere

John Deere

John Deere’s 1500 Series II Comfort front rotary mowers are now available in the UK & Ireland, after being sold in a number of other European countries. They are suitable for wide area mowing in the commercial, golf and amenity turf markets where operator comfort, high output mowing performance and uptime are key requirements. Featuring a powerful Yanmar 49hp four-cylinder engine, hydrostatic four-wheel drive and diff-lock, a standard air suspension seat and a spacious operator platform with CommandArm armrest controls, the new 1505 and 1515 mowers are designed to provide a comfortable ride for all mowing jobs. Maximum road speed…

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SALTEX gets even bigger

SALTEX

Organisers of SALTEX 2016, which is being held on 2 and 3 November at the NEC, Birmingham, have revealed that the show is expanding to accommodate an increasing number of exhibitors. The extra floor space marks a show growth of 1,120sq/m as exhibitors continue to sign up for the event. In fact, 81% of allocated space at SALTEX 2016, which includes the extra floor space, has already been accounted for. The extra space will not only allow for more exhibitors to showcase an even wider range of products and services, but also provides an extra seminar theatre to accommodate an…

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Rise in sales for new Ariens IKON-X Zero-turn mower

There are a growing number of people for whom the benefits of a Zero-turn mower have become increasingly evident. If you consider you can cut a lawn in half the time without sacrificing the quality of the cut there is a strong persuasion to take a look at one, especially if you have a sizeable area to mow. The IKON-X Zero-turn mower is built by Ariens Company, a family owned brand that has a reputation for engineering excellence. That is reflected in this tough and durable mower which is built with a fully fabricated, heavy-duty tubular steel frame. What’s more…

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Tracmaster launches new CAMON stump grinder

Tracmaster

Tracmaster has announced the addition of another machine to its expanding CAMON range. The SG30 Stump Grinder is the newest member of the CAMON family and is designed and built by Tracmaster at its premises in West Sussex. Alex Pitt, managing director at Tracmaster, said: “We have taken our 15 years’ experience of supplying stump grinders and developed a machine that provides better performance and cheaper running costs. The SG30 Stump Grinder is also fantastically priced because it is supplied directly by us, the manufacturer, with no importing middle men taking their cut. This, combined with superior parts and build quality, will ensure…

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Lely’s Neil Adams offers insight into how the SUD’s new legislation changes will affect groundsmen

Lely

As the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD)’s legislation changes around sprayer testing near, Neil Adams, head of training at Lely UK, explains how it will affect grounds professionals and offers advice on how to prepare. Coming into effect on 26 November 2016, the SUD requires that all active pesticide application equipment has an NSTS Certificate. NSTS is the National Sprayer Testing Scheme for the UK and satisfies the sprayer testing requirements of the SUD, which, mandatory throughout the EU, is designed to further enhance the high level of protection achieved through the entire regulatory system for pesticides. Outlining what the new…

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