"When the well is dry, we will know the worth of water"
Everyone can make a difference no matter how small, read on below to find out what we are doing and things that you can do in your own gardens.
The future of the planet is our responsibility
The landscaping industry generates millions of tonnes of waste for landfill every year and sadly there are far too many businesses who simply don’t care. This is all the more reason why the sustainable management of landscapes is a constant priority for us. We use local materials wherever possible, supporting local Oxfordshire businesses while also reducing the carbon footprint of each landscaping project. We use British-grown timber for our timberwork and as long as the site access allows it we also source aggregates loose to minimise plastic. By taking careful steps to reduce waste and source our materials responsibly, we believe we can be part of the solution, and not the problem.
We all know the importance of trees, they reduce carbon, provide natural habitat for a myriad of fauna, and provide the planet with the oxygen we need to sustain life. This is why, at DPW Landscapes, we pledge to plant a tree via (more:trees) for every £100 that you spend with us. With your help, let's see how many we can plant.
See how many we have already planted in our virtual forest here
Ethical Soil Management
Protecting soil health is critical to environmental sustainability. As landscape gardeners we have a responsibility to cultivate rich, healthy, living soil. When removing garden debris or rubbish we ensure that all waste is disposed of in a responsible manner, and where possible compost all organic matter for which it is safe to do so. We are also careful when sourcing compost, topsoil and other aggregates to ensure the material's provenance meets our strict standards. We pride ourselves on the ethical sourcing of all our products from market leading suppliers around the UK.
Composting is the most environmentally-friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste, plus it produces compost that can be used as an excellent soil improver and nutrient-rich food for your garden. Did you know that many local authorities have teamed up with a brilliant company called Get Composting to subsidise the cost of valuable environmental tools for home gardeners, such as compost bins, water butts and more! They also have a fantastic guide on how to compost which tells you everything you need to get started. Happy Composting!
The reasons why we need to protect biodiversity are far too many in number for us to begin to list. Everything we rely on from food, water, shelter, medicine and more depends on biodiversity, without it life on earth as we know it, including for us humans, would cease to exist.
We can all help by using native plants and planting green spaces no matter how big or small from large woodlands to a small patch of wildflowers in your garden.