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  • New Ways of Thinking Make the Future Bright for SuDS
    Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are widely acknowledged to be the most environmentally-acceptable way to manage flood risk and prevent water pollution. Yet, despite their clear multiple benefits, the prevailing...
  • Encouraging caterpillars and moths in garden design
    Palmstead Nurseries
    Working with Palmstead Nurseries on its forthcoming Soft Landscape Workshop in Ashford, Kent, Kate Bradbury is the author of The Wildlife Gardener and a freelance garden writer. She will be discussing biodiversity,...
  • Low maintenance landscaping that supports biodiversity
    Harrowden Turf
    Landscape designers are under a lot of pressure to delivery biodiversity, beauty, sustainability and easy maintenance all at once. It’s a challenge. Probably the easiest approach, should a client demand low maintenance, is...
  • Forests v cities
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    Trees are woodland forestry plants. As soon as we forget this simple fact, we neglect the necessities that trees need and are likely to make mistakes when planting trees in urban locations. A tree in a woodland forest has...
  • When and how to specify movable planters
    IOTA explains the design and functionality issues to consider when specifying that planters should be movable with in-built castors. There are basically two options, each with their pros and cons - lockable and non-lockable
  • Modular designs that don’t stick to standard dimensions
    If you are designing a large landscape scheme that will be a pleasure for people to live and work in, planters are a useful tool to have in your project. Planting brings life to streets, squares, parks and housing...
  • Adding balustrades, trellises or fencing to planters
    Discover how integrating balustrades, trellising and fences into planters can reduce costs, increase usability and provide integrated safety for roof garden perimeters
  • Top tips for laying turf in hot weather
    Harrowden Turf
    A beautifully manicured and verdant lawn is quintessentially British and should feature in every garden from a country Manor house to an urban abode. The environmental benefits and the sense of wellbeing generated by a...
  • Parkour – A Guide to Free Running
    Redlynch Leisure Installations
    Parkour is a rapidly expanding urban sport which is based around free running, where people climb, swing and jump from one obstacle to another. The sport we know it as today originated in the suburbs of Paris, and is now...
  • Ensure security and aesthetics: SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT
    Site hoarding is one of the most essential aspects of a construction project for both security and as it is the first visual representation of any construction site. Firstly, site hoarding needs to be strong and durable.
  • Getting your Play Facilities Holiday Ready
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    According to sources it is going to an exciting time for the UK holiday market and 2019 looks set to be another year where ‘staycations’ are on the rise. Are you visitor ready yet? I am sure many holiday parks up and down...
  • Designing a high-security perimeter
    Jacksons Fencing
    In many situations, high security is a given. Government buildings, airports and prisons are areas that are all obvious targets for crime, sabotage and terrorism. Other targets are perhaps less obvious – computer data...
  • 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...
  • Five benefits of using trees in urban design
    Furnitubes International
    Find out the main benefits of including trees in urban design.
  • Materials for wayfinding and signage systems
    Marshalls - landscape protection
    Jon Scott examines material choices for signage in public areas. Arguably more than for any other piece of street furniture, the selection of materials for a signage product is vitally important. Primarily, every material...