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Analysis

How lease change could free up investment cash for Kew

How lease change could free up investment cash for Kew

A bill that would give the Government the right to sell 150-year leases on land at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has started making its way through Parliament.

How the latest study of Scotland's greenspace is proving the link between investment and quality

How the latest study of Scotland's greenspace is proving the link between investment and quality

The Third State of Scotland's Greenspace Report, published by Greenspace Scotland, reveals a wealth of urban green space in Scotland but also a direct correlation between declining local authority budgets and declining public satisfaction.

How plastic water bottle waste reduction could benefit parks

How plastic water bottle waste reduction could benefit parks

Are there potential savings to be made by parks departments should the amount of waste be reduced by latest policies to tackle single-use plastics?

What does the Carillion crisis mean for parks services?

What does the Carillion crisis mean for parks services?

The collapse of construction and outsourcing giant Carillion has hit a wide variety of local authority services, from construction to school meals, library services and the maintenance of parks.

What does the new BID Foundation mean for landscape and green space?

What does the new BID Foundation mean for landscape and green space?

In New York they have a hugely successful business improvement district (BID) park, renovated, managed and maintained by a not-for-profit company that shares management with the 34th Street Partnership BID.

What can landscapers expect in the aftermath of Carillion's collapse?

What can landscapers expect in the aftermath of Carillion's collapse?

The spectacular collapse of the UK's second biggest contractor under the weight of its £1.5bn debt could have a significant impact on the landscape industry.


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Products and kit

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Are cylinder or rotary mowers the best bet to maximise efficiency, performance and productivity? Sally Drury reports.

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Manufacturers are offering grounds professionals better models to tackle the most challenging mowing conditions, writes Sally Drury.

Mowers special report - Rise of the robots

Mowers special report - Rise of the robots

Some manufacturers are focusing on the development of robotic mowers for more productive and sustainable park maintenance, Sally Drury explains.


In depth

Mowers special report -  Remote-control and walk-behind mowers

Mowers special report - Remote-control and walk-behind mowers

Topography and the environment are key factors for mowing awkward areas but the latest machines are making the job easier, says Sally Drury.

Sargent's solutions - how to avoid the traps of 'professional non-payers'

Sargent's solutions - how to avoid the traps of 'professional non-payers'

Be wary of unscrupulous clients who may look for loopholes to avoid settling up at the end of a job, Alan Sargent warns.

Show Preview - BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) 2018

Show Preview - BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) 2018

Heading for BTME? Get straight to the hot spots of the greenkeepers' show with Sally Drury's pick of the products that will appeal to landscapers and councils too.


Parks & Gardens Comment

Editorial ... Supporting horticultural excellence

The team at Horticulture Week are delighted to launch the leading industry awards schemes for 2018 supporting, encouraging and broadcasting excellence across all areas of horticulture business, people and places.