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Benefits of Landscaping

Benefits of Landscaping

Landscaping doesn’t just supply a method of modification of an area of land for visual purposes. Granted, that is the primary reason to landscape, but there are added perks to it. The source for this blog post has come from Landscaping Queensland, a governing body for landscape and garden maintenance in the aforementioned state in…

Chelsea’s New Manager

No, not the football team! Of course we are talking about the Chelsea Flower Show! This year truly is flying by; already we are in March, and that means we are only a couple of months away before the RHS’s flagship show comes to the prestigious area of West London. But who’s the new Show…

Upcoming Flyer Campaign

With the view of bringing our bespoke services to more people to help them benefit from our specialist knowledge, we will be running a flyer campaign in certain parts of Kent and Essex from the week commencing Monday, March 16th. Keep an eye out for this image above; it features on the front page of…

Landscaping: a Crime Deterrent?

The more and more I read the article this blog post will be based around, the more I believe it makes absolute sense! Allow me to explain… Yesterday evening, an article came online from American broadcaster NBC outlining how the landscaping choices you can actually be tools for crime prevention. At a first glance, it may seem…

Government Warns Against Chinese Plywood

Last month, a study conducted by the UK Government revealed that 9 out of 13 samples of Chinese plywood that is being imported to the UK contained species of timber that are unauthorised. It even found that only one supplier out of 16 were compliant with EU Timber Regulations (EUTR). This news was obtained from…

Your Business’ Responsibility with Waste

There is more to consider when it comes to waste that meets the eye, if you’re a business owner. Here at Oakleigh Manor, we follow environmental and waste legislations carefully and stringently, but if you aren’t wise to these, it can mean a reprimand or two, perhaps in the form of a fine. To this…

The Da Vinci Road

Unlike Dan Brown’s novel, which is full of mystery, there is no mystery surrounding why there is the perception of UK’s highways being branded as “ugly necessities”, according to Roads Minister John Hayes. The reason behind this, he claims, is that designers have been ‘driven to conformity’ through the lack of funds available to them…

The Environment and Logistics

You could say, they’re like chalk and cheese. Which is true: the environment and logistics do not go hand-in-hand easily. But environmentally-conscious organisations can make them go together. Those who do not are nothing more than greenwashing, and are choosing the easy option of not dedicating more care and attention to the environment. If you are…

Artificial Lawns: an Update

Artificial Lawns: an Update

Some of you may recall a blog post from only last week concerning artificial grass; it touched on the possibility of artificial pitches being reintroduced into English football. But a more recent article from Sky Sports informs us that this won’t be happening. As a result, it has dawned on this author that there is a…

Stuart Barten: The Man, The Maverick

Stuart Barten: The Man, The Maverick

In the spirit of last week’s post relating to own very own landscape architect Rupert Davis, our marketing team was inspired to compose another in relation to another employee here at Oakleigh Manor. This time, the spotlight will be on one of the company directors, Mr Stuart Barten. Cue applause. From his background of working…

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