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What can other parks services learn from Edinburgh's robotic mower trials?

What can other parks services learn from Edinburgh's robotic mower trials?

During a five-month trial in 2017, Edinburgh City Council's parks department saw "a huge difference in standards" in just a few weeks of using a Husqvarna Automower, horticulture manager Graeme Craig told a recent Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) seminar.

Winning designs

Winning designs

Student anniversary collaboration generates outstanding work.

How Leeds' entrepreneurism is bearing fruit for parks

How Leeds' entrepreneurism is bearing fruit for parks

An entrepreneurial mindset has propelled Leeds' parks department to drive up income from £14m to £21.5m - and enabled it to maintain its £28m budget despite a 55% austerity cut - a recent conference has heard.


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Forthcoming events

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  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds seminar 2018

  • Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore

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Kit tests, market reports & buyers guides

Pitches - synthetics solutions

Pitches - synthetics solutions

New technology can record, trace and predict maintenance activities for all types of artificial surfaces, Sally Drury reports.

Pitches - seeds and consumables

Pitches - seeds and consumables

The right seeding and inputs are essential for keeping grass in top condition and ensuring that pitches look and perform at their best, says Sally Drury.

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 -  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.

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

With mowing one of the key tasks at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the team are ideally placed to try out the latest machines. Sally Drury reports.


In Depth and Analysis

What is behind the boom in sports landscaping business?

What is behind the boom in sports landscaping business?

Large and small players in the sports landscaping sector are reporting good business and a healthy outlook for the future. But what do they need to do to capitalise on the "explosion" in demand?

Apprenticeship levy: One year on, what benefits do landscape and parks managers see from the scheme?

Apprenticeship levy: One year on, what benefits do landscape and parks managers see from the scheme?

The apprenticeship levy was lauded by politicians as the solution to the skills crisis and the UK's poor productivity when it launched a year ago. Has it made a difference for amenity horticulture?