Our island is precious. Let's take care of it!
No to Weedkillers
Our Garden Care team does not use glyphosate weedkiller, but we do condone the use of organic products.
Reducing Fossil Fuels
We plan our jobs based on location to avoid burning unnecessary diesel to minimise time on Guernsey's roads.
Our Landscaping team buys materials in bulk - rather than bagged - whenever possible to reduce plastic waste.
Locally-sourced, Guernsey materials have a drastically smaller carbon footprint than imported alternatives.
No Artificial Grass
Artificial grass has a negative impact on local biodiversity and isn't as practical as it may first appear.
How many birds nest in your timber fence? Our living fences provide shelter and nourishment for local wildlife.
Native Plants and Trees
Planting native plants and trees is a great way to work with, rather than against, nature. By matching plant species to your slice of Guernsey, your plants and trees that require less care, and will be healthier than non-indigenous species. Another benefit is that native birds, insects, and other wildlife have evolved with native plant species and are able to use the fruits, nectars and habitat these plants and trees provide. For example, Griselina has become a popular hedging plant, but it offers no fruit and minimal benefit to Guernsey's wildlife - we'd much prefer to plant natives such as hawthorn, evergreen oaks, or blackthorn.
Guernsey has an abundance of granite of world-class quality, we use locally quarried aggregates, gravel and specimen stone regularly. What's better than a rockery of stone quarried 10 mins away from your garden! We work with suppliers of locally grown turf, plants, screened topsoil, compost and a wide range of reclaimed products.
Using our living fences as an alternative to timber fencing is kinder to the environment for a range of reasons. They create a natural habitat for native insects and fauna, most produce berries providing a food source for birds and in urban areas they can help reduce carbon in the atmosphere and omit oxygen.