116 pages packed with all you need to know in the landscaping industry – the Pro Landscaper September issue is one you don’t want to miss!
The magazine hits the ground running with the burning agenda question: ‘As an industry, what could we be doing to reduce waste, particularly plastics?’ With the heat ramping up on businesses throughout the UK to cut down their plastic use, Pro Landscaper gets some industry heavy-weights to chime in on this topic.
John Wyer tells us that abiding by legislation sometimes just isn’t enough, as; “the industry could do so much more”. A vital way of going about this is getting designers to re-educate their clients and utilise what is on site, rather than stripping away and replacing everything.
Robert Frier of Charlesworth Design highlights the importance of using broken materials such as brick or stone and finding ingenious uses for them. More detail on his creative uses of recycled materials can be found here.
Director of Urban Landscape Design, Holly Youde gives an intriguing insight into working with a life-partner in ‘For Better, For Worse.’ She explains that the; “home-work life boundary has become blurred,” as Holly herself works with her husband. Despite this, she concludes that; “it works if you make it work,” and that; “it’s great to be able to share the journey with someone.”
Wondering how to add a sense of maturity to a limited outdoor space? Andy McIndoe lists some of the best small flowering trees which do just the trick in his column this month. From Cercis siliquastrum ‘Bodnant’, to Malus ‘Directeur Moerlands’, there is something for all settings and budgets.
We also delve into the role of Mark Britton this month, as we discover how The Outdoor Room sites and shows manager found his was into the industry 1989 after finishing school, and how his career has developed. Mark speaks about his favourite projects he’s worked on, discussing the ‘Breaking Ground’ garden at last year’s Chelsea, and his ambition to work on a garden that wins Best in Show at Chelsea that has just eluded him on several occasions.