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  • Drainage maintenance should be a top priority in 2020
    ACO Water Management
    Unpredictable weather patterns have continued to hit the headlines this year. As weather volatility increases, the risk of flooding across the UK is likely to rise. In the first few months of this year, the UK has already...
  • Tree anchors: contractor guidelines and considerations
    Platipus Anchors Ltd
    Platipus Anchors suggests that, for contractors, the following considerations are the most important things to remember when it comes to tree anchors. How long does it take to install a rootball fixing system? Once the hole...
  • Teaching children how to be safe in playgrounds
    Setter Play
    There’s no doubt that children love nothing better than to scramble and mess around on school playground equipment. From as early as 2 years old, toddlers love climbing, swinging and running about in a playground, and when...
  • It’s time we went wild
    Harrowden Turf
    The UK population is rising fast, and with a finite amount of land to be used for housing, infrastructure and food production, the pressure is on for native flora and fauna. Landscape architects, parks and gardens managers,...
  • Designing large-scale planters in multiple sections
    IOTA
    Bespoke manufacture in metal is the ideal choice when designing planters on a large scale. Production constraints and logistics demand that planters over a certain size will need to be split into more manageable units.
  • Deck finishing – success comes in the preparation
    Silva Timber
    Nick Taylor, Managing Director of Silva Timber Products and Sjoerd Bos, VP of Sansin, provide advice on how best to finish decking. Whether you are a garden designer looking at a deck for a residential client, or an...
  • Are all self-watering planters the same?
    Amberol
    This summer's heatwave may have created a welcome continental feel on Britain’s high streets, but it can cause havoc for Britain in Bloom groups, gardeners and professional ground staff across the country, especially with...
  • Slow release fertiliser v conventional compound products
    Germinal Amenity
    Slow release fertilisers deliver healthier grass, healthier environments and healthier budgets. Landscapers should use specialist slow release fertilisers in favour of conventional compound products, not only to enhance the...
  • Perimeter safety and security at independent schools
    Jacksons Fencing
    What are the greatest threats to an independent school’s security? As a company, Jacksons has delivered over 5,000 projects to pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, academies and places of higher education over the...
  • Specifying non-slip decking
    Marley
    Specifying non-slip decking for hotels, restaurants, pubs and smoking areas When specifying decking areas for hotels, restaurants, pubs and smoking areas, consideration must be given to aesthetics, maintenance and safety.
  • Void spaces, unauthorised access and unwanted occupants
    CLD Fencing Systems
    Whether you’re the landlord of an empty commercial building or the owner of a vacant car park, one thing's for sure, unauthorised access is a common occurrence. But what happens if they won’t leave? At the start of February...
  • Comparing Absorptive and Reflective Noise Barriers
    Jacksons Fencing
    Environmental noise is becoming an increasingly invasive part of every day life, fuelled by a growing population, housing and the infrastructure to support it all conspiring to bring people and noise sources in closer...
  • Fundraising for new play area projects
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Put the Fun in Fundraising by getting staff, pupils and parents involved and organise an event which can not only raise necessary funds for a new project but help bring communities together. Fundraising is a fantastic way to...
  • Calculating target soil volumes
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    Probably the most critical factor in tree health and longevity is the provision of enough quality soil for the tree roots. When planning trees into urban projects, it is crucial that the target soil volume is established in...
  • Choosing a channel - drainage selection for civils
    ACO Water Management
    Drainage and water management systems form a vital part of all construction projects. With so many options available, selecting the best drainage system can feel like an overwhelming task. With this in mind, Adam McKinnon,...