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    • More options on the SPPS sprayer

      The SPPS, a self-propelled pedestrian sprayer from Techneat Engineering, aimed at lawn care professionals and already in use at many leading UK and Overseas sporting venues, is now available in a wider range of tank size and boom width options. “We now have tank options in 80, 120 and 150L capacities and have recently launched a new 5m boom machine alongside the 3 and 4m options already available to professional ground staff. The new 5m machine will still have the same folding boom option as the 3 and 4m machines offering easier access via narrow entrances and all booms have…

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    • Channel 4’s Dispatches and Hedges Direct partner in school anti-pollution project

      Lancashire based company Hedges Direct, specialist online suppliers of hedging and garden plants, with partner Green-tech Ltd,supplied Channel 4’s Dispatches programme with Ivy Screens and other garden plants in support of a ground-breaking experiment at Lordship Lane Primary School in London.   The Channel 4 programme, which aired on Monday 10 June, documented over a 2 week period, an experiment which saw the school undergo changes both externally and internally to attempt to combat the effects of pollution throughout. The levels of both nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes and other particulate matter from brakes and tyres produced by all vehicles…

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    • Cotswold Dry Stone Walling

      Smiths’ tell us about its Cotswold Dry Stone.  Cotswold Stone is and has been, one of the most popular products for wall building across the ages. Its natural colour with its subtle traditional honey characteristics has a charm and beauty that other stones find hard to equal. Smiths’ Cotswold dry walling stone, quarried in the northwest corner of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, is the genuine article and has all the warmth and subtlety you would expect from the stone from this part of the country. Its popularity has spread far and wide. Increasingly it is being used for a variety of…

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    • VIDEO: Kubota professional grounds maintenance

      Head Groundsman Lee Evans and ex Wales and British & Irish Lions captain, Sam Warburton, talks about the importance of good pitch maintenance. Find out more about the Kubota ground care range and latest promotions click here.   

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    • Round Wood of Mayfield

      Round Wood of Mayfield Brightens Heathfield

      Round Wood of Mayfield recently helped dress a Sainsburys and Waitrose with landscape planters as part of the Brighter Heathfield initiative. The non-profit organisation Brighter Heathfield Volunteers has worked tirelessly for 2 years to make the town of Heathfield a prime example of how a little TLC really does go a long way.  Committee member, Sue Young has, with her fellow devoted volunteers, come together to achieve Brighter Heathfield’s primary objective; “to clear litter and improve Heathfield”. Round Wood, based on Newick Lane just outside the town, recently offered to help the initiative by supplying a selection of planters for…

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    • How to create the perfect gravel driveway

      Beauxfort talks to Pro Landscaper about its specialist grid retention system.  When it comes to property, kerb appeal is key and there is no better way to create it than by installing a sweeping gravel driveway. But gravel’s tendency to spread far and wide, and the difficulty of pushing a buggy, bike or wheelchair over it, is often enough to put clients off. By installing a specialist gravel grid retention system, however, these concerns are no longer a barrier to laying the gravel driveway of your clients’ dreams. The best driveway surface finish The best driveway surface finish will complement…

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    • Permavoid plays base on world hockey stage

      A breakthrough portable pitch system developed specifically to International Hockey Federation (FIH) standards saw its first use at the FIH Pro League matches between Great Britain and New Zealand at the Twickenham Stoop stadium on the 23 June.   As the result of a partnership between England Hockey and Polypipe, the pitch exploits the water management specialist’s unique Permavoid geocellular sub-base to create a stable, high-quality playing surface that can be quickly and cost-effectively re-created on any scale, in any location and on any existing surface   At the Stoop, the 15,000-seat home of Harlequins Rugby, 24,000 interconnected 85mm deep…

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    • New colour available from Millboard

      Millboard have announced two exciting new developments. On the back of customer demand, it has launched a brand new colour: Enhanced Grain Burnt Cedar, and an upgrade to its existing Weathered Oak Embered line.   The new colour, Burnt Cedar, has been created to reflect the burnt texture that customers have been asking for. It strikes the right balance between warmth and design flexibility. These atmospheric boards draw their influence from the traditional Japanese Yakisugi technique. A method that produces the charred surface associated with heritage Eastern architecture. Western design has fully embraced the aesthetic, utilising it in prestigious builds…

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    • Rain Bird

      Rain Bird launches new product

      Rain Bird’s new Wi-Fi ready ESP-TM2 irrigation controller has been designed for both residential and commercial applications. It is simple to use, offers highly flexible watering schedules and water saving features. End users and contractors can select exactly the right controller to tailor irrigation to the varying needs of different areas, zones and plant types within a landscape.   The ESP-TM2 will be attractive to both users and contractors alike. Filling a gap between Rain Bird’s proven ESP-RZX 4/6/8 zone controller and the ESP-ME controller with up to 22 stations, the new ESP-TM2 models are available with four, six, eight…

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    • High Stakes: A Quick Guide to Wooden Garden Supports

      Wooden supports form a crucial part of a wide range of gardening and landscaping projects. From protecting trees to erecting fencing to building lean-tos and other outdoor structures, the type, size and strength of the vertical supports you choose are key considerations. Wood is a popular material for vertical supports because it is flexible, cost-effective and, when treated correctly, highly durable. Here, landscaping supplies specialist Suregreen talks us through the pros and cons of square-sawn wooden stakes, highlighting where they make a preferable choice compared to other types of wooden support. A cheap alternative to fencing posts When you are…

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    • Creating a therapeutic garden for service personnel at BBC Gardeners World Live

      At this year’s BBC Gardeners World Live Andy Tudbury of Halcyon days Garden Design has created a unique show garden: ‘Onward & Upward’.   Designed in aid of HighGround, a charity founded to help armed forces service leavers and veterans find work in the countryside, the show garden is a beautiful, tranquil space. The design features a pleasant rill, a tree canopy, paved pathways and a therapeutic hot tub. It will also include a multi-level deck Trex deck that represents the journey former service personnel go one when they begin horticultural therapy.   Horticultural therapy refers to the use of…

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    • Arbor Awards

      Bigger and better: The Arbordeck Awards return

      Last year, Arbor Forest Products crowned Newcastle-based hot-tub and Trex® decking specialists North Spas as the inaugural winner of its decking installer awards. Now, the awards are back, and this year the Arbordeck Awards will also be open to installers of Arbordeck softwood timber decking, with an expanded category list and more chances to win. Commenting on the awards, Trex product marketing manager Sarah Francis explained: “Last year’s awards proved that there’s an appetite among decking installers to share their work – we were delighted with the standard of the entries we received. “We want to continue to celebrate the…

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    • Smiths

      Smiths Self Binding Path Gravel

      Smiths tells us about its self binding path gravel. For a fairly modest outlay the Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel gives superb results and is of sensational quality – with its Cotswold hues and smooth finish, it’s a product that looks good in almost any situation. A perfect product for paths, tracks, walkways and cycle paths in both the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel is a very versatile product. It gives a firm compact surface, ideal for where wheel access is a priority, (for example wheel chairs, golf buggies/trollies or wheelbarrows etc.). But its versatility…

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    • Kubota G Series

      VIDEO: G Series: powerful and robust ride-on mowing solutions

      Kubota talks to Pro Landscaper about its G Series.  If you’re going to spend all day riding a mower, make sure it’s the right one. Visit our website or talk to your dealer now to find out how our G series has everything you need to make mowing more efficient and productive: powerful but economic Kubota engines, superb twin-cut mower deck, highly efficient cut and collection. And for all day comfort, power steering, cruise control plus a high back suspension seat as standard. Find out more – click here

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    • Dura Composites

      Last chance to enter Dura Composites prize draw

      Today is the last day to enter Dura Composites prize draw. It is offering the chance to win a free CAD deck design, when ordering a free sample of Dura Deck Resist or Dura Deck Eco. Customers will be automatically entered into a prize draw for the chance to get their new garden decking designed, for free, by the experts at Dura.   Customers can simply go to the website, fill in the form with their personal information, and choose their desired deck and colour.   A name will be randomly selected from those that have requested samples, and one…

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    • Green-tree

      Freeland Horticulture helps Green-tree soil expand its distribution network

      From next week, one of the UK’s leading soil brands – Green-tree topsoil, a division of Green-tech – will be available through an additional Ten Freeland Horticulture soil production sites. Freeland Horticulture is the largest soil supplier in England and Wales and has been supplying the landscape and housing market since 1994. Green-tech has joined forces with Freeland Horticulture to distribute its award-winning British Standard topsoil from Freeland’s ten production sites across the country. The addition of the new distribution sites will strengthen the Green-tree brands’ coverage of topsoil for landscape projects, green roofs and urban tree planting in the…

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    • Grass Direct

      Grass Direct reveals its new range of striped grass

      Grass Direct spoke to Pro Landscaper to tell us more about its exciting new range of striped artificial grass. Artificial grass is fast becoming a popular choice for clients when having their garden landscaped as it provides many benefits. One of the key benefits of installing artificial grass is that there’s little future maintenance required for them, it’s pet friendly and deters hay fever symptoms. It is also simple to cut and easy to install. The new range of striped artificial grass will give the look of a perfectly mowed lawn all-year-round and comes in two variations; Barcelona Stripe and…

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    • Smiths Cotswold

      Smiths’ Cotswold Dry Stone

      Smiths’ tell us about its Cotswold Dry Stone.  Cotswold Stone is and has been, one of the most popular products for wall building across the ages. Its natural colour with its subtle traditional honey characteristics has a charm and beauty that other stones find hard to equal. Smiths’ Cotswold dry walling stone, quarried in the northwest corner of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, is the genuine article and has all the warmth and subtlety you would expect from the stone from this part of the country. Its popularity has spread far and wide. Increasingly it is being used for a variety of…

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    • Acuspray

      Acuspray unveils its green credentials

      As part of a drive towards developing environmentally friendly and sustainable products Cambridgeshire based manufacturer Techneat Engineering offer the Acuspray, a pedestrian sprayer, aimed at the professional grounds-person and keen gardener. “It’s a major step forward in design technology and one we are justifiably proud of “says Techneat’s Technical Support Manager James English “There’s no battery or engine so the application rate is controlled by a unique wheel driven pump that remains consistent throughout the day and produces zero carbon emissions. The machine’s plastic construction makes it lightweight, durable and completely recyclable. For operator comfort the Acuspray is an extremely…

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    • ArborRaft Tree Planting system

      Green-tech supply urban tree planting materials for Manchester traffic island

      Leading landscape supplier Green-tech was called in to assist Newbrook Gardening Services with the planting of two established trees in urban Manchester.   Salford council commissioned a new traffic island on Cromwell Road in Salford; which was designed to stop vehicle access.   Argyle NW Construction was the contractor and invited Newbrook Gardening Services to install the trees on their behalf.   Newbrook Gardening Services are specialists in grounds maintenance, landscaping and snow clearance and gritting services in the Manchester area. They have worked with Green-tech for many years and approached them to supply the ArboRaft tree planting system, ArborRaft…

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    • Carbon Gold

      Woodland Trust partners with biochar supplier Carbon Gold

      The Woodland Trust has partnered with UK biochar supplier Carbon Gold to support the charity’s tree planting and preservation activities across the UK.   The announcement will see 10p from the sale of each of Carbon Gold’s biochar planting aids and soil improvers donated to the Trust. Philippa Borrill, Head of Partnerships at the Woodland Trust, says: “Carbon Gold is a natural fit for us as a partner. Their biochar products are proven to boost the health and vitality of newly planted and established trees and plants.   “We’re looking forward to seeing what this collaboration brings in terms of…

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    • PorcelQuick

      PorcelQuick Launches New Stainless Steel Edge Profiles for Porcelain Paving

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    • Smiths’ Gabion limestone

      Smiths’ Gabion limestone

      Smiths’ tells us about its Gabion limestone.  Smiths’ Gabion limestone has been primarily used to fill gabion baskets for ground stabilisation, for example, the retaining walls of terraces or the stabilisation of river banks, the railway and road embankments and bridge abutments. However, the way this simple un-seen stone product is being used is changing! Our gabion stone is a crushed Cotswold limestone with its typical Cotswold hues – warm creams and honey appearance – which offers landscape designers a softer more natural appearance to any large engineering project where the stone is left exposed. Equally this can be used…

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      Green-tech’s spring catalogue released

      Green-tech has launched its spring catalogue packed with must-have products from leading brands.   The new spring catalogue is full of maintenance essentials. This includes grass and wildflower seed, a wide range of weed control chemicals, fertilisers for turf, soil and planting and spreaders.   The special 25th anniversary edition includes products from leading chemicals and fertiliser manufacturers. As well as their popular own brands of John Chambers Wildflower Seed and gt Advance grass seed.   Sales Director Richard Gill said,   “The warmer weather has seen our maintenance season kick off earlier than usual this year. Our orders for…

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