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Quickgrass “Green Repeat”: Pioneering Sustainability in Artificial Landscaping 

Artificial grass has faced significant criticism from environmental organizations and garden design experts who argue it has no place in modern gardens due to its environmental impact. Despite this negative perception, QuickGrass has made significant strides to integrate artificial grass into eco-friendly landscaping. In collaboration with its factory partners, QuickGrass has developed a range of landscaping grasses that are not only visually stunning but also 100% recyclable. This innovation ensures that, at the end of their life cycle, these products can be processed by recycling centers rather than ending up in landfills. This case study explores how QuickGrass, through its partnership…

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Perry Launches SleeperSecure Sleeper Brackets: Setting a New Standard in Timber Sleeper Installations

  In early Spring this year, hardware and trade only supplier, A. Perry, launches a groundbreaking product line into the fencing and landscaping market; SleeperSecure Sleeper Brackets. Engineered to redefine timber sleeper installations, these innovative brackets have quickly become a sensation among professionals, driving unprecedented demand for the range. Traditionally, the market has been lacking an accessible solution that seamlessly combines durability, versatility, and ease of installation for timber sleeper projects such planters and driveway edging, however, A. Perry’s SleeperSecure Sleeper Brackets have filled this void, offering unmatched strength, stability and convenience like never before.   Key Features Making SleeperSecure Sleeper…

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Blooming Together: planting wildflowers with My Square Metre

  We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership that not only enriches our event, but also blooms with environmental significance. We have embarked on an exciting project with My Square Metre, which will mean that every ticket sold for our upcoming show not only grants access to an unforgettable experience, but also contributes to the growth of wildflowers! Imagine the impact each ticket has, as they contribute to creating a vibrant ecosystem, transforming neglected spaces into havens where nature flourishes and wildlife finds a home. For every registration, My Square Metre will plant a wildflower, fostering biodiversity and offsetting…

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Guest Blog: Timber Decking & Cladding Association

The UK advisory body for timber decking and timber cladding industries Have you ever wondered if there are quality standards around timber decking and cladding products or services? Do you need technical advice or simply design inspiration? Look no further than the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA). We’re here to raise the bar on all things decking and cladding. Whether you’re a landscaper, architect, specifier, contractor or DIY enthusiast, we can help. Free Resources and accredited suppliers We have industry experience, a library of free resources and a growing member supplier list with independent third-party verification. To get a job…

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Guest Blog: Meadowmania

Biodiversity Net Gain – Promoting BNG with British Wildflower Seeds What is Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)? From January this year (and April for small sites) The Environment Act of 2021 makes it mandatory in England for developers to deliver at least 10% biodiversity net gain on all new developments. So, if a new road, or commercial development, or housing estate encroaches upon natural habitats, measures must be taken to mitigate this impact and to ensure that the habitat is left in a better state than it was found. For BNG, biodiversity is measured in standardised biodiversity units which take factors such…

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Guest Blog: Jacksons Fencing

Introducing Jaksun™, the latest innovation from Jacksons Fencing that is set to revolutionise the concept of garden fencing. As the UK’s first solar fence panel, Jaksun combines the timeless appeal of a garden fence with the cutting-edge functionality of renewable energy generation, offering homeowners a unique solution for their outdoor spaces. At the heart of Jaksun lies its seamless integration of conventional solar panels into the structure, alongside Jacksons’ signature high-quality Jakcure® vacuum pressure treated timber. This unique combination not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the fence but also unlocks its full potential as a sustainable energy source. With each…

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Guest Blog: Palmer Timber

Elevate Outdoor Spaces with Skyline Cedar Slats Transform your outdoor space into a sanctuary of elegance with Skyline Premium Western Red Cedar Slats. Our planed, naturally durable timber brings contemporary aesthetics and timeless durability to your fencing, screening, and outdoor projects. Why Choose Skyline Cedar Slats? Premium Canadian Timber: Slow grown and stable. Durable: Naturally long-lasting without the need for additional treatments. Versatile: Perfect for modern fencing, screening, and exterior structures. Easy Installation: Easy to Trim and compatible with standard softwood posts, ideal for DIY enthusiasts. Available in convenient packs of 16 pieces our Skyline Cedar Slats are the choice for…

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Guest Blog: F.H. Brundle

Fortitude™: railings made easy by F.H.Brundle   After 135 years trading, at F.H.Brundle, we know a bit about our customers – and we know there’s little they hate more than wasting time. Installing can be tough – you’re working long days in all weathers, fitting products that are often heavy and cumbersome. Worse, when it comes to the actual installing, some products are incredibly complex and time-consuming to fit, especially if they need adjusting. The more time an installation takes, the less work you get done in a day, the longer the overall project takes, and the less time you have…

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Guest Blog: DeckWright

Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of County Mayo, in Western Ireland, DeckWright took on the challenge of crafting and delivering 13,000 linear meters of anti-slip decking boards for a groundbreaking project connecting to Achill Island.  Commissioned with the hefty task of supplying 13,000 linear meters of anti-slip decking to Ireland, Total Slip Solutions, renowned specialists in anti-slip technology, turned to DeckWright as their trusted partner. Recognised for our ability to swiftly and effectively handle large volumes, DeckWright not only provided the boards but also ensured timely delivery using our in-house HGVs, guaranteeing no disruptions to the project schedule.  This monumental project…

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Guest Blog: Habitat Aid

Habitat Aid is a small award-winning business based in Somerset. Since 2008 we have worked with a network of small British growers and harvesters, selling and promoting the native plants and wildflower seeds they produce. We also have a great range of heritage fruit trees, which celebrates local distinctiveness.   The business is not just about promoting good messages about ecosystem restoration, but also enabling people to actually do it. In addition to online sales we also offer consultancy services and friendly advice, as well as supplying and delivering larger projects for local government, corporates, NGOs and landscape professionals. We’re also a…

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