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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Arborists, landscapers and grounds-maintenance teams can put chippers to good use, says, Sally Drury.
Many factors must be considered to ensure optimum protection for your crops, Sally Drury explains.
From crop protection to insulation, there is a material to meet every horticultural need, says Sally Drury.
Sally Drury looks at blowers and sweepers that can be handheld, pushed, vehicle-mounted or towed.
Tasks, tools and power must all be considered before heading to a dealer, Sally Drury explains
Manufacturers are offering greater choice and more environmentally friendly products, Sally Drury finds.
The latest models will cover a wide variety of different professional tasks, Sally Drury finds.
Bright colours and bold printing are helping retailers to sell more plants, Sally Drury finds.
There are important factors to consider when selecting landscape materials, Sally Drury advises.
Sally Drury looks at the options open to users of handheld and tractor-mounted trimmers.
The latest models offer faster speeds, wider working widths and root zone recycling, Sally Drury finds.
From specification to disposal, keeping up to date with the latest legislation is vital, Sally Drury maintains.
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