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Valingo Landscapes

Landscape Gardener

If you’re looking for a Landscaping Company, you’ve come to the right place. We’re a team of local landscapers who are passionate about helping you to make your land look at its best.

Services offered

Landscaper | Gardener | Patio Installation | Gutter Cleaning Services

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Contact details

Address Fleece Road, Long Ditton, Surbiton, KT6 5JR
Phone 0800 999 1309
Phone 0800 999 1309
Phone 2 0800 999 1309 (phone 2)
Email info@valingolandscapes.co.uk
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Betts Ecology and Estates

Ecological consultants

An ecological consultancy company established in 1985, Betts offers UK-wide ecological solutions and surveys, in addition to open space land management services; assisting property developers, land owners, planners, architects, homeowners and public authorities to meet their environmental and planning compliance needs, before, during and after construction.

Badger surveys

As specialist ecologists, we regularly carry out professional badger surveys. Need one for your land development project? Let us guide you through the process with our expertise.
Widespread across the UK, badgers and badger setts are protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992. You’ll need a plan to accommodate any badger habitat if you’re applying for planning permission.

Tree services

The 1990 Town and Country Planning Act requires Local Planning Authorities to ensure that adequate provision is made for the protection of trees, both through the use of planning conditions and of Tree Protection Orders (TPOs). Local Plans can also include policies relating to trees and may include requirements to protect existing trees and secure the planting of new ones.
The most widely recognized method of tree survey follows BS 5837 which provides guidelines for assessing likely effects of a proposed development and advises on reasonable measures for safeguarding valuable trees. Using these guidelines, a Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) is undertaken of all trees within a site boundary. Data are collected regarding physical characteristics of each species and whether the tree is the subject of a TPO or lies within a Conservation Area. Each tree is mapped and classified depending on how desirable its retention is, and an arboricultural method statement is produced describing measures to be taken to ensure protection of all trees to be retained.
Betts’ arborist staff are registered members of the Arboriculture Association and are also able to assist with bat surveys in trees, enabling us to provide comprehensive tree, woodland and protected species surveying services.

Great crested newt surveys

Great crested newt surveys can be necessary if you’re looking to develop a piece of land. We’re experienced in identifying when you need this survey and guiding you through the process for a productive outcome.
Great Crested Newts are a European Protected Species. That means it’s illegal to kill or harm them or their habitats. When land is changing use, you need a skilled ecologist to find the right path. And that’s what we do!

Services offered

Surveyor | Ecological Consultant | Environmental Consultancy | Landscaper

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Contact details

Address Bank House, Witley Road, Martley
Phone 01886888445
Phone 01886888445




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How do eco-friendly gardens reduce CO2?

Five tips to do an eco-friendly urban garden design in London

Eco-friendly gardens in London can feel like a drop in the ocean—at least when it comes to climate change. But they make a world of difference for local plants and wildlife. Stay tuned for our guide on the topic next month. In the meantime, though, here's our brief introduction to eco-friendly residential garden design.

A garden isn't eco-friendly simply because it's a garden. Modern gardening practices can be damaging to the environment. Two of the worst culprits are inefficient greenhouse heating and synthetic fertilizers. Synthetic (as opposed to organic) fertilizers, for example, emit excessive greenhouse gases in production—and of course distribution.

 

General ways to reduce CO2 with your garden (explored in more detail below) include:

urban garden designs London

 

What are the best plants for reducing CO2?

modern coniferous tree and wall gardens

 

Trees are a staple of carbon-neutral garden design because they absorb more CO2 than other plants. And the bigger the trees are the better. Some of the best include conifers, poplars, beech, oak, and pine.

But choose fast-growing, long-living varieties to increase your carbon reduction. Also, look for low-maintenance species. This can help to cut down on pesticides, plastics, and synthetic fertiliser products.

Native species are a good choice for London eco-friendly gardens. Not only do they grow better; they're preferable for local wildlife too.

 

What about growing fruit and veg?

Friendly CO2 garden desing

Obviously, your degree of self-sufficiency will depend on the available space. But even a small fruit or veg patch can be a vital part of eco-friendly garden design.

Depending on your choice of crops, they can deter certain pests from destroying your plants or attract birds and bees to your garden.

Some popular options include:

 

Are eco-friendly gardens only possible with lots of space?

small eco-friendly garden

Eco-friendly gardens in London don't have a minimum size limit. The key is symbiosis with nature. Manicured lawns, for instance, don't invite biodiversity. Establishing habitats for insects, birds, and small mammals can be as simple as letting it grow.

It's also important to help all these critters get in. Insects and birds are easy, but the likes of hedgehogs are easily deterred by urban walls and fences.

 

How about an eco-friendly London roof garden?

Small roof terrace in West London

To make the case that space isn't all that important, just take a look at some roof gardens. Green roofing has become increasingly popular in London, where outdoor space can be limited and residents have to improvise new solutions.

As far as eco-friendly garden plans go, green roofs cover numerous bases. They help to:

 

Why should you make your own compost?

You've probably heard that peat-based composts—the most common type available in Britain—are actually no good for the environment. Although peat absorbs CO2, it does a better job in the bogs it comes from. Extracting the peat just depletes them.

Making your own compost is better. The old mantra to “reduce, recycle, and reuse” is a wellspring of eco-friendly garden ideas—and it’ll save you money too.

Here are some common household waste items to use:

 

These are just a few ways to reduce your carbon footprint with a garden. You can find out our garden designs options for small, medium and large size gardens on our garden design company website. 

Jonathan Taylor



Author: Jonathan Taylor


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