Wildflower matting by John Chambers Wildflowers for a newly created balancing pond on a new housing development in Ashby-de-la-Zouch has been supplied by Green-tech.
The Yorkshire based company recently supplied 1000 square meters of the wildflower matting to PGE Landscaping Ltd who were working for residential property developer, Bellway Homes.
A balancing pond (also known as a balancing lakes, attenuation or retention ponds) acts as a temporary storage facility for watercourses like streams. Rather than water being discharged directly into the watercourse, potentially overwhelming it and causing flooding, the water is stored in the balancing pond.
John Chambers Wildflower Matting has been installed around the pond. It is a balanced mixture of wildflowers and grasses growing in a moisture retentive biodegradable felt, that provide an instant wildflower meadow. Made up of native wildflower species, the Wildflower Turf will provide beautiful blooms that will grow back year after year. As well as being lovely to look at, it will encourage biodiversity and over time will help build up and support an ecosystem.
Jon Austin, Head of Sales and estimating from PGE Landscaping Ltd said,
“We have worked with Green-tech on numerous occasions and were really pleased with the quality of their John Chambers Wildflower Matting. It was delivered as specified and was easy to lay with instant results. The client was pleased and we’ve overheard local residents commenting on how impressive it is and how it has created a lovely view for those living in sight of it. They’re just waiting for the ducks now! I have no hesitation recommending both Green-tech and the John Chambers Wildflower Matting.”