IMPROVING THE LANDSCAPE

Restaking and staining existing trees  Clearance works for pit wheel  Staining fence

Grace Landscapes has won a maintenance contract combined with upgrades to seven existing business parks.

The three-year deal worth £640,000 will see the company look after seven sites across northern England and the Midlands.

Grace was approached by Lambert Smith Hampton to implement the proposals put forward by landscape architect Stephen Welch of Welch Landscape Design. The works aim to improve the sites visually while reducing the maintenance costs for the tenant’s. Maintenance started on the three northern sites on 1 February, with Grace due to begin on the other four on 1 April.

The first phase of upgrades have started across all the sites with clearance and planting the first priority.  Semi-mature trees will be planted to create avenues and enhance the entrances; grass areas will be changed into wild flower meadows and ornamental gravel with feature stones to save on maintenance costs.  Around 5,000sq m will be changed in all. Clearance works, staining and repairing fences along with new hedge planting are also part of the package.  Crown lifting to mature trees allowed the installation of a pit wheel to the entrance of one of the sites, seen in the centre being installed by others.

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