Andover Roundabout Gets a Facelift

Bawden Managed Landscapes have completed a hard and soft landscaping project to refresh a roundabout in Andover for the Ministry of Defence.  The roundabout featured overgrown shrubs and trees that were unsightly and difficult to maintain.  A much cleaner low maintenance scheme was required.

The first job for the team was to clear the roundabout, fell the trees and grind out the old stumps.  All shrubs were also removed along with planting membrane.

The area was then prepared for the new planting, compost and fertiliser being added.  New membrane - Terram 1000 - was then laid. Scottish Pebbles were placed over the membrane; various sizes were used to provide interest and an undulating profile.

Within the pebbled area, large Micanthus sinensis 'Malepartus' were planted such that as they mature clumps will form.  The statuesque grasses have fine arching leaves with a distinctive white strip down the centre.  The flowers are a spectacular reddish brown, with silky feathers that rise upwards into the air. 

The whole area was left clean and tidy free from debris and litter resulting from the works; the customer now has a low maintenance landscape feature for staff and visitors to admire.  

Bawden Managed Landscapes is based near Andover and serves the surrounding area also; we are a full contracting member of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI).  The association supports and inspires members, promoting their professionalism so that you can make the right choice for your commercial landscape project.

To take your grounds maintenance requirements forward, discuss solutions, or just get some advice, call us on 01980 622185, or email us at

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