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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How to buy - tractors

How to buy - tractors

Tasks, implements and power requirement should all be considered when choosing the right model for your needs, says Sally Drury

Buyers' guide - Controlled-release fertiliser

Buyers' guide - Controlled-release fertiliser

Precision, convenience and labour savings have all contributed to the increased popularity of these products, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - pots and containers

Buyers' guide - pots and containers

New developments include a trial of biodegradable pots and research on the benefits of decorating, Gavin McEwan explains

How to buy - hedge trimmers

How to buy - hedge trimmers

Most hedges need to be cut or trimmed several times a year and the choice of kit will depend on their size, species and setting, Sally Drury explains

How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.

How to buy - tree stakes and ties

How to buy - tree stakes and ties

Various options are available to support young trees, Sally Drury explains.

How to buy - liquid fertilisers

How to buy - liquid fertilisers

Foliar feeding can be useful when plants require a supplement, Sally Drury explains.

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.

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