Bawden Managed Landscapes | Green Initiatives | Swindon Wiltshire

Bawden Grounds & Estate Maintenance - Green Initiatives

Working in the great outdoors the Bawden Grounds & Estate Maintenance is all too aware of the fragility of planet Earth and strives to limit the impact of its activities on the environment wherever possible. Achieving accreditation under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System made the grounds maintenance business look long and hard at how to make a difference and work with clients to deliver environmentally sustainable grounds maintenance and landscaping.

Here are just some of the green initiatives that have been taken:

  • Biodegradable oils are used wherever possible in our vehicles, plant and machinery;
  • Non-organic waste, including paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal, cans, printer cartridges, oil and tyres, is all separated and appropriately recycled;
  • Grass clippings, shrub and hedge prunings, leaves, pond weed and smaller woody material from our maintenance works is composted to produce excellent peat-free soil improver, which we re-use in our clients' shrub and flower beds;
  • Smaller pieces of hard and soft wood from our tree surgery works are chipped and used as pathway material and larger logs and timber sections are used to create timber stacks in woodland to attract beetles and bugs and encourage bio-diversity;
  • Recycled materials are used wherever possible in our landscaping activities;
  • Conservation gardening advice is available to all our clients, covering subjects such as planting to attract bees, butterflies, birds and wildlife; water conservation and management; SUDS; and erosion control.

Bawden Grounds & Estate Maintenance is constantly reviewing ways of reducing its carbon footprint, including monitoring and limiting vehicle journeys, and encourage our staff to highlight ways in which the Bawden can do even better.

Bawden Grounds and Estate Maintenance is particularly proud of the green initiatives it has been able to develop whilst working with clients in the Salsibury and Swindon areas.

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