Buyers' Guides

Expert advice from Sally Drury on how to choose and buy horticultural equipment for landscaping, sports turf maintenance, parks, green spaces, amenity turf and botanic and historic gardens. How to choose tractors, mowers, chainsaws, hedgecutters and other machinery for fuel efficiency, fast work cycles, low maintenance overheads, green fuel options and operator comfort.
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Latest Buyers' Guides

Buyer's guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyer's guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Many of the latest tractor-mounted and towed machines can improve productivity, Sally Drury explains.

How to buy - Controlled-release fertilisers

How to buy - Controlled-release fertilisers

Fewer applications can mean increased efficiency and profitablity for growers, Sally Drury explains.

How to buy - Chainsaws

How to buy - Chainsaws

Your choice of machine will depend on the user as well as the job, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Pots and containers

Buyers' guide - Pots and containers

Innovative products can help growers and retailers to add variety and value, Sally Drury reports.

Buyers' guide: Hedge trimmers & cutters

Buyers' guide: Hedge trimmers & cutters

Having the correct kit will help you get the job done quickly and to the desired standard, says Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.

Buyers' Guide - Woodchippers

Buyers' Guide - Woodchippers

Having the right machine for your needs can save you time, fuel and money, says Sally Drury.

How to buy - Liquid fertilisers

How to buy - Liquid fertilisers

Plants can benefit from foliar uptake of nutrients, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Investing in the right structure can improve growers' crops and prices, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Horticultural fabrics

Buyers' guide - Horticultural fabrics

A wide range of benefits and cost savings can be secured by using appropriate fabrics, says Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Tractors

Buyers' guide - Tractors

Vibration levels, implements and working conditions are key considerations, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Your experience and training are key factors when it comes to choosing a chainsaw, Sally Drury explains.

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