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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Tasks, implements and power requirement should all be considered when choosing the right model for your needs, says Sally Drury
Precision, convenience and labour savings have all contributed to the increased popularity of these products, Sally Drury explains.
New developments include a trial of biodegradable pots and research on the benefits of decorating, Gavin McEwan explains
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
Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.
Various options are available to support young trees, Sally Drury explains.
Foliar feeding can be useful when plants require a supplement, Sally Drury explains.
Many of the latest tractor-mounted and towed machines can improve productivity, Sally Drury explains.
Fewer applications can mean increased efficiency and profitablity for growers, Sally Drury explains.
Your choice of machine will depend on the user as well as the job, Sally Drury explains.
Innovative products can help growers and retailers to add variety and value, Sally Drury reports.
Having the correct kit will help you get the job done quickly and to the desired standard, says Sally Drury.
Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.
The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.
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