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  • Photo of Composite Decking sees spike due to COVID

    Composite Decking sees spike due to COVID

    Composite decking is the fastest-growing timber decking alternative currently available on the market. Traditional timber decking has been the preferred choice of many for years. But, it’s a high maintenance product which requires annual painting and staining. A no fuss alternative   Composite decking is a simple, no fuss alternative. Due to its unique formula, it’s low maintenance and more durable than traditional products.   Composites work well in both residential and commercial developments. due to their low maintenance and durable properties.   They also have the ability to stay free from cracks and splinters. This increases their lifespan and…

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  • Photo of ArtificialGrass.com launches revolutionary eco-friendly AIR range

    ArtificialGrass.com launches revolutionary eco-friendly AIR range

    Over 90% of our children breathe in toxic air every day.  Emissions render our living, working and leisure spaces a major health risk.   Deaths attributed in some part to air pollution hit 7 million every year, according to the World Health Organisation. Mature trees are in the front ranks of this fight, their foliage absorbing and purifying. But now there is a new enlisting to the infantry: AIR™ from ArtificialGrass.com.   With every square metre of this product replicating the purifying skills of a mature tree. An average size AIR treated lawn can pack the same pollution-busting punches as…

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  • Photo of Matched precipitation irrigation with R Van and 5000 Series rotary nozzles

    Matched precipitation irrigation with R Van and 5000 Series rotary nozzles

    Using Matched Precipitation Rate (MPR) sprinklers is a widely applied concept in residential irrigation installations. Combining sprinklers from the same product line that have MPR means that  in a given zone, water is applied proportionately at the same rate and with head to head coverage. As long as the correct amount of water and water pressure is available, no area of turf or landscape is unintentionally left either under or overwatered irrespective of its size or shape. By combining different types of MPR Rotary Nozzles, such as Rain Bird’s range of R-VAN rotary adjustable full circle and strip models, irrigation…

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  • Photo of Rolawn turf to be used at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Rolawn turf to be used at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    UK supplier Rolawn is supporting the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire, as it refurbishes the world-renowned Magnolia Avenue and the Jermyn’s House lawn. More than 1,000m2 of turf and 40 bulk bags of topsoil will be donated, allowing the Gardens to progress the enormous task of returfing the Magnolia-lined walkways and lawned area, immediately behind the iconic building that was once the home of Sir Harold Hillier. Bequeathed to Hampshire County Council, the Gardens is run as a charity which relies on donations like this to continue their work maintaining the world-renowned horticultural collection for future generations. Jonathan Hill,…

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  • Photo of Outdoor living in the UK hits record demand

    Outdoor living in the UK hits record demand

    Outdoor kitchens have been popular in countries like America and Australia for decades. But in the last 5-10 years, we have seen a steady increase in demand for people wanting to embrace outdoor living in the UK.   There is no doubt that extending the living space of a house into the garden is a good move. Looking at trends such as bifold doors and open plan living spaces shows how people are shifting into a true ‘bring the indoors out’ approach to housing design. And it is more than just kerb appeal. In 2020, fuelled by the national lockdown experienced,…

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  • Photo of Green-tech launches an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic tree shelters

    Green-tech launches an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic tree shelters

    The newly launched Bio-Earth Tree Shelter is a biodegradable plastic-free tree shelter. An environmentally-friendly alternative to the traditional plastic products used to protect young trees and hedges. Green-tech has been involved in its development over the last two years to meet the growing demand from the landscaping and forestry industries to reduce the plastic tree shelter shelters used as essential protection during tree planting. The Bio-Earth Tree Shelter is made from a special water-proof FSC-approved cardboard which is 100% biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable. Its lifespan is dependent upon planting conditions and location but is typically 3 years. Once the tree…

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  • Photo of Contemporary Bica Bins launch

    Contemporary Bica Bins launch

    Leafield Environmental has expanded its bin portfolio, by launching Bica, a market leading and maintenance free metal bin range that has been designed and developed in collaboration with architects and builders for internal and external environments. The Bica bin range is available in a variety of elegant styles and capacities, offering a choice of single, double, triple, multi-waste or litter unit options. The Bica single recycling unit can hold between 45-100L of waste and the double recycling unit can collect two 45 or 65L of waste. The Bica multi-waste recycling bin can collect two 20L of waste at the top and up to…

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  • Photo of Smiths’ self binding path gravel

    Smiths’ self binding path gravel

    Smiths Bletchington talks us through its self-binding path gravel.  For a fairly modest outlay the Smiths’ gives superb results and of sensational quality – with its Cotswold hues and smooth finish, it’s a product that looks good in almost any situation. A perfect product for paths, tracks, walkways and cycle paths in both the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel is a very versatile product. It gives a firm compact surface, ideal for where wheel access is a priority, (for example wheel chairs, golf buggies/trollies or wheelbarrows etc.). But its versatility goes beyond that, it has…

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  • Photo of Biodegradable tree guards reduce environmental impact

    Biodegradable tree guards reduce environmental impact

    A new range of biodegradable guards is now available, helping to reduce the environmental impact of planting new whips and improving landscape management. WhiptecBio tree and hedge guards are made from recycled material and are 100% sustainable, biodegradable and compostable. Developed with expert arboriculturists over the last 14 years, the guards have been successfully trialled in a range of scenarios and are now available exclusively from Agrovista Amenity. Landscape team manager for Agrovista Amenity, Ed Smith, says: “Although they play a vital role in establishing young saplings, there has also been some negativity surrounding tree guards and their impact on…

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  • Photo of Green-tech launches a new watering solution for trees

    Green-tech launches a new watering solution for trees

    Green-tech has announced the launch of a new product for the landscaping industry – the Tree Irrigator. The innovative Tree Irrigator is a slow-release watering bag for trees with a diameter of between 3cm and 20cm. It works by delivering water to the root system which then reduces the effects of dehydration or transplant shock. Green-tech is the UKs leading supplier of landscaping materials with an impressive 16,000 products in its latest product catalogue. They have vast warehousing facilities in North Yorkshire; from where they offer world-wide delivery. The Tree Irrigator bag is an incredibly simple, yet clever concept. It…

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  • Photo of Azpects adds to marketing team

    Azpects adds to marketing team

    Azpects Ltd has welcomed Chloe Crease and Natasha Pratley to lead the company’s marketing and communications. Azpects is a specialist in developing and manufacturing products for outdoor hard landscaping and is the creator of EASYJoint, a leading paving jointing compound. Chloe has worked in PR and marketing for 14 years across agency and large corporation roles and is a chartered PR practitioner. Natasha has worked in marketing for a decade, encompassing roles in the charity, oil and energy, and IT sectors. Chloe and Natasha will be responsible for building the Azpects brand, as well as developing and delivering the company’s…

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  • Photo of Ronjack brings Oakio composite decking to UK

    Ronjack brings Oakio composite decking to UK

    Ronjack is bringing the USA’s fastest-growing composite decking brand to the UK. As the exclusive UK supplier of Oakio wood composite products, Ronjack is using its nationwide distributor network to bring the brand direct to landscapers and gardeners. “Oakio is the next generation in composite decking,” explains RonJack’s managing director, Katie Morley. “The low-maintenance, non-slip decking has taken the American market by storm, so this established brand offers an easy bolt-on for landscaping and gardening companies. “It’s easy and straightforward to install, and super-low maintenance, so perfect for busy families.” The Oakio decking collection features four individual product ranges –…

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  • Photo of Choosing Caribbean Blinds’ award-winning Outdoor Living Pod™

    Choosing Caribbean Blinds’ award-winning Outdoor Living Pod™

    Caribbean Blinds tells us why its Outdoor Living Pod™ is a must have addition to enable year-round outdoor living We will all remember the summer of 2020 – COVID-19 lockdown, no overseas travel, amazing weather and a new appreciation for our homes and gardens. Caribbean Blinds enjoyed a surge in sales for its outdoor living solutions but the unique Outdoor Living Pod™ came in to its own. But it wasn’t just a favourite with the customers – it also attracted the attention of Real Homes magazine and as a result, the team at Caribbean Blinds is enjoying its recent success…

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  • Photo of Doosan Launches New HB-series Hydraulic Breakers

    Doosan Launches New HB-series Hydraulic Breakers

    Doosan Infracore Europe has launched the new HB-series hydraulic breaker range for the European market. The new range of five HB-series breakers provides a novel concept with high performance and a simplified design, specifically optimized and fully certified for Doosan excavators with carrier weights from 1.2 to 15 tonne. As a result, Doosan HB breakers offer the highest possible productivity, whether the operator is demolishing concrete or breaking rocks. The high quality of the breakers is backed by an industry-leading 2 year warranty and they are available at cost-effective prices, providing customer benefits in terms of total cost of ownership.…

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  • Photo of Kubota upgrades its popular G-Series line-up

    Kubota upgrades its popular G-Series line-up

    Building on its reputation for developing innovative solutions for customers in the Groundcare market, Kubota is pleased to announce the launch of its newly updated and popular G-Series range of mowers. These mowers have been specially developed to meet the professional groundcare needs of key customer segments such as councils, contractors and large property owners. There are two models in the new G-Series line-up, G231 and G261, both available with low and high dump grass collectors. These models have eye-catching developments such as a new hydrostatic transmission (HST) designed to increase traction and grip. The mowers are also equipped with…

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  • Photo of London Stone and Stark & Greensmith announce collaboration

    London Stone and Stark & Greensmith announce collaboration

    Nationwide hard landscaping materials supplier London Stone have joined forces with Stark & Greensmith, known across the sector for their decorative garden screening and panels. The partnership sees Stark & Greensmith’s exciting and innovative range of products being added to London Stone’s e-commerce platform. Customers can now purchase Stark & Greensmith’s inspiring range of panel kits and screening products along with London Stone’s range of porcelain, natural stone, and composite decking products. Nationwide delivery across the range is standard. “We’re thrilled to officially align London Stone and Stark & Greensmith on our e-commerce platform,” says Steven Walley, managing director of…

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  • Photo of Furnitubes manufacturer touch-free sanitiser dispenser

    Furnitubes manufacturer touch-free sanitiser dispenser

    As good hand hygiene remains critical in the prevention and control of Covid-19, a UK-based street furniture manufacturer has launched a range of touch-free sanitiser dispensers to help reduce the risk of contamination. During lockdown, Furnitubes adapted its ZenithⓇ bollard to accommodate large refillable hand sanitiser bottles. They have since developed the range to include smart black option Catherine Barratt, Managing Director at Furnitubes said: ‘With hospitality and retail re-opening but the threat of a second wave very real, we wanted to create a touch-free sanitiser dispenser that would become a smart, permanent solution for busy public areas. The Zenith hand…

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  • Photo of Green-tech launches new multi-surface cleaner

    Green-tech launches new multi-surface cleaner

    The latest addition to the Green-tech product range is Clean Shield multi-surface cleaner. It is effective against 99.9% of bacteria, spores, viruses and fungi including COVID-19, Norovirus, Ebola and MERS. Green-tech’s sales director Richard Gill comments: “Over the last five months we have had many enquiries for equipment cleaners that are effective in sanitising all your essential tools. Whether you’re cleaning out your van at the end of a long day or prior to a site visit, CleanShield is effective and requires no mixing with water. It is also alcohol-free, so it won’t irritate your skin. It is already proving…

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  • Photo of Smiths’ Cotswold Stone

    Smiths’ Cotswold Stone

    Smiths tells us about its Cotswold Stone.  Cotswold Stone is and has been, one of the most popular products for wall building across the ages. Its natural colour with its subtle traditional honey characteristics has a charm and beauty that other stones find hard to equal. Smiths’ Cotswold dry walling stone, quarried in the northwest corner of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, is the genuine article and has all the warmth and subtly you would expect from the stone from this part of the country. Its popularity has spread far and wide. Increasingly it is being used for a variety of modern…

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  • Photo of Belchim announce new biocide for the amenity sector

    Belchim announce new biocide for the amenity sector

    The amenity sector is set to benefit following the recent approval of a new product for the professional biocide market. Enclean, containing 500g/l of the active ingredient Nonanoic acid, has just received registration and will strengthen and expand Belchim Crop Protection’s product range into the amenity sector says Belchim amenity specialist William Weld. “Enclean has been greatly anticipated. It’s a natural plant origin biocide specifically designed to remove algae from a wide range of hard surfaces including: pavements, greenhouses (outside), patios, roofs, wooden decking and fence panels. Enclean’s active ingredient Nonanoic acid is extremely effective, non-corrosive and quickly degrades into…

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  • Photo of Interest in decking surges during lockdown

    Interest in decking surges during lockdown

    Google searches for decking in the UK doubled in the week the nation was put on lockdown, according to new research from Composite Prime. Data from the search engine revealed interest in the term ‘decking’ had doubled within the homes and interiors category in the five days following the UK lockdown announcement on March 23. Composite Prime sales director Charles Taylor said: “This backs-up an increase in consumer enquiries we have been receiving. For both samples and for customers wanting to know where to buy our products. “It’s good news for timber merchants and builders merchants who are able to continue…

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  • Photo of IQ4-Cloud takes web based irrigation management to a new level

    IQ4-Cloud takes web based irrigation management to a new level

    Through its commitment to the Intelligent Use of Water™, Rain Bird is dedicated to the development of the most advanced irrigation products for commercial landscapes, sports turf applications and the residential market. With irrigation professionals continually looking to manage their installations more effectively in order to conserve water, save money and ensure healthier landscapes, Rain Bird is continually at the forefront of the development of central control systems. The company’s IQ Platform has for many years set the standard as a solution for contractors and end users with responsibility for the irrigation of commercial properties, sports stadia, training grounds and…

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  • Photo of Landscaping Equipment – Should I Buy For My Business or Hire?

    Landscaping Equipment – Should I Buy For My Business or Hire?

    JPS explain the pros and cons when it comes to buying and hiring landscaping equipment for your business.  For today’s landscape gardener, having access to the right equipment is key. It isn’t enough to rock up at a client’s property with a spade, a hoe, a pair of secateurs and a wheelbarrow anymore. With modern power tools, jobs that used to take all day can now be breezed through in an hour or less. And your customers know it – if you don’t have the right equipment, they will find someone who does.   The plant equipment available these days…

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  • Photo of The RHS endorses the Trellis, Fencing and Gates made by the Garden Trellis Co

    The RHS endorses the Trellis, Fencing and Gates made by the Garden Trellis Co

    The Garden Trellis Co has announced that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has endorsed its Prestige range of trellis, fencing and gates. These are hand-crafted in the UK. For over 25 years, The Garden Trellis Co has been highly regarded for its hand-crafted bespoke garden joinery work, and that same quality is now available in the RHS Prestige range in ready-made sizes. The RHS-endorsed products include contemporary slatted panels, classic square or diagonal trellis, picket fencing, weave panels and solid tongue and groove fence panels. Matching trellis and contemporary slatted gates are also included in the range, for the perfect…

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  • Photo of British Sugar TOPSOIL launches SubSoil

    British Sugar TOPSOIL launches SubSoil

    British Sugar TOPSOIL has launched SubSoil, two new products which will complement the company’s Landscape20 topsoil and HortLoam planting soil.   General Purpose SubSoil is compliant with BS 8601:2013 (Table 1 Multipurpose subsoil) and is ideal for use with Landscape20 topsoil and HortLoam planting soil. When used in conjunction with these two topsoils, the single grain, stone-free structure of largely medium sand (0.25 to 0.50mm) and its low organic matter content make it ideal as a subsoil for general landscaping purposes, such as planting trees and shrubs, and the turfing or seeding of amenity grass.   Free-Draining SubSoil has a…

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