GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER: Mark Marshall (Lawn Stripes and Hedges)
Mark Marshall company director of Lawn Stripes And Hedges Ltd
Where do you live?
How did you get into the lawn-care industry?
Lawns have always been a passion of mine since a young age, growing up seeing my grandad care for his own so much it only felt right to follow in his footsteps
Tell me a bit about your decision to go all electric with your business?
Always watched documentaries regarding the planet and the environment and have always done my bit to help - going electric was the only way I wanted to go to help the environment further.
What mowers do you use? What do you like about them?
I have several electric mowers the main ones we use on daily basis is a Hayter Harrier and the Allett Stirling - I love them for many reasons, being they are electric, quiet and eco friendly.
What's your favourite Allett cartridge and why?
My personal favourite is the scarification cartridge as it really helps me achieve what I need when caring for peoples lawns
What are the biggest challenges you face in your industry?
The weather has to be the hardest but unfortunately there isn’t much I can do about that
Any other hobbies?
Gardening, my lawn at home and the gym
Dream holiday destination?
Which three people would you invite around the dinner table - can be famous or not!
Eminem, my mate Austin Jarrett and David Attenborough
If you could invent a lawn tool/ new mower what would it be like?
I would invent a battery power rotary mower that is self sharpening and leaves the perfect stripes
What are your plans for 2022?
All electric mowing/lawn-care with the Stirling etc. To continue getting the eco friendly message across to others and in time have fully electric vans ( once they can do enough miles to obtain a working day)
Have you got any social media channels for us to follow?
Any tips for lawn-care enthusiasts to help them get a better lawn?
Keep your lawn aerated and watered and keep your pets off!