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How Can You Spot a Rogue Landscaper?

As a customer researching landscaping companies to complete your project, how do you know if they are genuine or rogue? You will see a number of us have affiliations with independent organisations. Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), Marshalls Register and the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) to name a few. You may be asking yourself what do these mean? Why would you care if your landscaper was affiliated or not? This is just one sign that could determine a rogue landscaper from a genuine landscaper. Let’s Look At the APL and What It Means For You. “The Association of Professional Landscapers is a trade body affiliated to the Horticultural Trades Association, which promotes the highest level of standards within the industry. To become a member, a landscaping business must have been trading for at least two years and go through a rigorous … Continue reading

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Large Landscaping Project – Setting Out & Managing

How did we, a small landscaping contractor from Southampton secure a large landscaping project (our largest contract to date) out of area and manage it you ask? Let’s start at the beginning… Bath Rugby Club wanted a large landscaping project completed at their training ground, Farleigh House. They approached Marshalls, as the leading product manufacturer in the UK who put forward three of their best award winning domestic contractors who were a part of their register.The brief was to create a large car parking area, lay paths and create a paved awards atrium with steps (lots of them) for the rugby clubs training facilities situated at Farleigh House.The products they chose to complete the project was Marshalls Antique Silver Sawn Sandstone plus step kits, Scoutmoor Setts for the paved areas and Tegula Drivesett Traditional kerbs. It was imperative that the … Continue reading

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Fairstone: Help a child in Africa!

What if you could choose an attractive paving product for your garden that could also benefit the life of a child in Africa? Marshalls Fairstone range offers just that. For every metre of this stone sold, £1 will be donated to UNICEF, a charity working to eradicate child labour. This funding will help to carry out research into quarrying in the Indian State of Rajasthan and will help develop interventions to tackle child labour. Not only is Fairstone quarried and processed to the standards of the Ethical Trading Initiative, it is available in sandstone, limestone, granite and slate, meaning you can choose a product suited to your budget and taste, while giving you the satisfaction of knowing children were safe whilst manufacturing this product. The Ethical Trading Initiative also ensures workers in Africa receive a fair working wage and that … Continue reading

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