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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Everything housebuilders need to know about drainage
    ACO Water Management
    When it comes to building projects, selecting the right drainage channel can cause quite the headache for housebuilders. From getting the right load classes to making the drainage match the aesthetics of the surrounding...
  • How to create a play space that promotes inclusive play
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Here at Sovereign we pride ourselves on creating exciting, dynamic and safe play areas for children of all abilities. We believe in encouraging inclusive play to bring the best out of every child, regardless of age or...
  • Planning and designing a deck
    Hoppings Softwood Products
    Planning is probably the most important issue to get right with decking to ensure good results. Select the location of your deck carefully, having regard for privacy and sun, shade or wind. Decks built in highly shaded...
  • Watered-down SuDS regs need shoring up with common sense
    Hydro International
    Alex Stephenson, Director of Hydro International, addresses how policy and practice on surface water management has evolved three years on from a bout of devastating flooding in 2012. Are we any better prepared for surface...
  • Perimeter security: what you need to consider
    Jacksons Fencing
    According to the latest Commercial Victimisation Survey, business premises in all sectors experienced some form of crime in the last 12 months. Coupled with the current global security situation, risk and security managers...
  • Playground Inspection
    Schoolscapes
    Regularly inspecting both the equipment and the grounds of a playground installation ensures it remains a safe place for children to play and have fun. It helps to plan and follow a timetable of regular playground...
  • Tree anchors: design guidelines and considerations
    Platipus Anchors Ltd
    The following guidelines take you through the most important considerations you need to make when designing a scheme involving tree anchoring. Tree sizes Is there accurate information regarding the overall height and...
  • 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,...
  • "Our Children Need Places to Play"
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    UK families are concerned that their children may soon have nowhere to play and urge the government to address the situation urgently. That’s according to early findings of new research [1] by the Association of Play...
  • Modular designs that don’t stick to standard dimensions
    WoodBlocX
    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...
  • What is a pocket park?
    Furnitubes International
    Cities and other busy urban areas are always looking at how to improve life for their residents and make the most of any space. Although there are a few different ways to go about this, one that is becoming very popular with...