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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens

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Green-tree has launched its new Rain Garden Filter Medium; a bespoke engineered soil for use in rain garden applications.

Green-tree has seen a sharp increase in enquires for rain gardens which are known to have a number of benefits. Rain gardens help deal more effectively with heavy rain by slowing down the flow of grey water. They are being used in flood management schemes where planting with vegetation also provides a biodiverse environment for the benefit of local wildlife.

A basic rain garden is a shallow depression with free draining soil and planted with vegetation that can withstand occasional temporary flooding.

Green-tree supplied 380m3 of Rain Garden medium for a pioneering road improvement scheme managed by Staffordshire County Council Highways department. The scheme was planted with reed beds and other water-loving plants and is part of their Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

Mark Wood, brand development director said: “As flooding in both urban and rural environments continues to increase, we have seen a more urgent demand for environmentally-friendly responses and solutions.  Our Green-tree Rain Garden Filter Medium has been designed specifically to slow down the flow of grey water run-off. Rather than rainwater running straight into storm water drains and rivers, it is diverted into a rain garden which enables the water to permeate at a slower and more controlled rate into the natural water course which will help to reduce the volume of destructive flooding we have seen in our towns over recent years.

“We work with landscape designers, architects and contractors and can advise on rain garden schemes which will meet the project requirements as well as the planting needs.”

Green-tree’s Rain Garden soil has been designed to slow down the flow of grey water to help reduce flooding. Effective permeability rates and porosity levels are achieved and the medium provides the correct nutrient requirements which will support a finished planting scheme.

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One Response to “Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens”
  1. carolyn says:

    I am all in favour of anything green. We use only green products where possible when carrying out property maintenance