How the Green Deal works
You can make energy-saving improvements to your home or business without having to pay all the costs up front through the Green Deal.
Energy-saving improvements include:
Added by Landscape Juice on May 21, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
In an unpublished report, yet seen by the Guardian website, the Environment Agency has said that flooding threatens one in four London properties.
The agency's report for flood risk shows that London boroughs now dominate the local authorities with most properties in jeopardy from river and tidal flooding.
Hammersmith and Fulham, Southwark and Wandsworth are among the…Continue
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The cold weather in March has led to many butterflies emerging weeks later than usual, charitable group Butterfly Conservation has said.
The emergence of many rare spring species has been delayed by around two weeks, and in some cases three or…Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on May 21, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
More needs to be done to protect the UK's trees and plants from invasive pests and diseases, a government backed report has said.
The report from the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce, calls for tighter…Continue
Working with trusted industry partners, Keith Kent has devised a rugby club pitch maintenance equipment package. The package is designed to meet the needs of rugby union clubs that aim to deliver a high quality pitch maintenance programme. The range of machinery includes a SISIS Quadraplay, SISIS Multitiner and Iseki TM3265 tractor.…Continue
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The New 2013 Avant Catalogue is now out with new products and equipment.
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Following an extensive worldwide search for new bowling green maintenance equipment, Long Beach Lawn Bowls Club in California have recently purchased a Dennis FT610 complete with verticutting and brush cassette, cassette storage system and a Bray hand seed slotter.Continue
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The best thing about laying turf to establish a fresh lawn is the rapid transformation. In this article, we will show you a step-by-step how guide on how to lay turf ... like a pro.
1. Prepare your tools
For this type of project, you will only need a spade, some planks, a rake, a long knife, a garden hose, a wheelbarrow, a sprinkler, and turf cutter.
2. Prepare your soil
Even the most expensive garden turf will not look its best if your soil is of poor…Continue
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The very first Plantworx equipment show was held in Stoneleigh this week (May 14 " 16 2013) Event owners CEA (Construction Equipment Association) and exhibitors enjoyed a “total attendance” of some 11,696 visitors.
The number of “unique visitors” was reported to be 9,445.
Added by Landscape Juice on May 18, 2013 at 8:35 — No Comments
When the weather warms up, our thoughts turn to spending time outside. We begin to think of summer nights grilling steaks and enjoying time with family and friends. These times together are made so much more special when we have a nice outdoor space in which to gather and decks serve this purpose so well. Decks are relatively easy to build, add value to your home, and come in all shapes, sizes and colours today. These are a few of the reasons why decking is growing in…Continue
Added by Swindon Decking on May 17, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
For whatever reason some people get behind with their garden.
Whether it's a family bereavement, illness, starting a new family or pressures of work, weeds can take over and it's sometimes impossible to remember where one left the lawn.
MyBuilder.com are running a…Continue
Added by Landscape Juice on May 17, 2013 at 8:12 — No Comments
Ultrascape are surprised to hear, all too often, that BS 7533 (the standard referring to the design and construction of rigid paved areas) is still being ‘considered’ and not automatically specified. Why is this? The risks and potential costs of using a non-compliant system are huge and should be instrumental in ensuring BS 7533 is specified every time. Nick Rudham, Ultrascape Brand Manager, reviews the benefits of BS 7533 compliant mortar paving systems.
In order for a system to…Continue
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Marshalls' revenue from continuing operations for the nineteen weeks ended 10 May 2013 was £103 million (2012: £109 million), a decrease of 6 per cent. Underlying activity was in line with expectations but the delay in the normal seasonal upturn due to adverse working conditions, including the coldest March since 1910, reduced revenue in the period. Order intake has recovered strongly since the middle of April to offset the shortfall and the programme of cost…Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 15, 2013 at 7:14 — No Comments
After building the largest ever show garden in 2006, garden designer John Cavill has this year teamed up with Dean Brown from Decol Construction Ltd and Karen Prince from Laburnum plants Ltd to build the smallest ever show garden at BBC Gardeners World Live.
The size of the garden is just 7.5m2 and in comparison to the show garden in 2006 at 1100m2 you would think its…Continue
Added by John Cavill on May 14, 2013 at 18:55 — No Comments
I'm new to this site and am on the market for casual gardening or odd job work.
I offer Lawn mowing and edging services along with garden maintenance.
My services include garden fence painting and garden shed painting and repairs.
Regular lawn maintenance and edging
Weed removal and maintenance.
Lawn laying and repairs.
I would be happy to offer my services and a competitive quotation.
Please contact me .
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Lee Evans, Head Groundsman at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff has a long working relationship with Complete Weed Control (South Wales) stretching back almost ten years. He now employs the UK’s leading sports and amenity weed control contractor for all ‘spraying applications’ on the pitch as well as the surroundings of the stadium.…Continue
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To celebrate its 40th Birthday, Pellenc is offering to extend the warranty for an additional year on the Helion hedge trimmer and battery purchased at the same time.Continue
Brailsford Golf Club’s Head Greenkeeper Andy Ryder, has battled the most testing of springs, particularly on tees and greens, but his two Dennis professional cylinder mowers have more than helped him cope and kept the club’s steadily expanding 180 membership happy at tee and pin.Continue
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A Ferrari Vipar tractor has joined the fleet of machines helping to look after the UK’s longest greyhound track and surrounding areas at Central Park Stadium in Sittingbourne, Kent.
Selected by Facilities Manager, Andy Chetram, the tractor was supplied by Lamberhurst Engineering, the UK distributor. The model chosen was a Ferrari Vipar 40 RS, equipped with an easy connection gearbox which has 8 forward and 4 reverse speeds, without speed overlapping. The maximum speed is 30 km/h,…Continue
Added by Fusion Media on May 10, 2013 at 10:23 — No Comments
Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.
This year efforts are focussed on gardeners – there is so much that gardeners can do to help the hedgehog, very simple things like:
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