50 years ago, when we first started, commercial landscaping often suffered from lack of attention.

If you could get enough moisture. Weed control and regular cutting of grass areas in the first six months, then the sites often thrived and were much less costly to maintain. – It takes around 25-30% of the installation budget each year. At least, for the first two or three years to become established.

Playgrounds needed a weekly inspection. This was due to the high chances of vandalism. Quite a lot of the playground equipment was dangerous to users. More tactile and safety conscious equipment was beginning to appear.

Roof gardens- which were in their infancy. Needed a weekly aftercare program. Mainly due to the increased temperatures found on the roof – Interestingly above the third floor unless there was significant snowfall, the plants overwintered quite well.