The number of landscape practices adopting an employee-ownership model is on the rise, so what are the potential benefits?
The landscape construction market is facing further trials following 2018's unusually long heatwave and in the approach to the March 2019 Brexit deadline, but some areas are still booming.
The summer of 2018 has seen an unprecedented number of grass fires and a spate of recent wildfires on parched public green space has put the issue of prevention of further fires in the spotlight.
The horticulture industry has defended glyphosate after a landmark US court case saw chemical company Monsanto ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a groundskeeper who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.
Housing association Peabody is due to start work on a green infrastructure strategy this August to re-imagine the landscape of the Thamesmead area of south-east London as large as a town.
Monsanto is warning growers, gardeners, grounds staff and grounds maintenance and amenity contractors to take action now to prevent herbicide resistance in the UK, after two plant families and six species were declared resistant in France.
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