True 'Award Winning' Landscaper in South West
So many businesses claim to be ‘award-winning’. With over 12 national awards, Tony Benger Landscaping takes pride in knowing we are a cut above the rest. So let’s talk about quality.
When it comes down to commercial landscaping, we know that many QS’s feel pressure to choose the cheapest tender. We know that landscaping is usually the last trade in and that the ‘pot’ is often empty by this stage. We understand that some clients feel, in the big scheme of things, that a few trees and plants are not as vital to project completion as their foundations and infrastructure - if you can save money on landscaping why wouldn’t you?
Yet, instead of trimming the specification just to win the job, instead of using sub-spec stock and sub-standard workmanship - we work tirelessly to communicate with our clients and educate them on the benefits of a quality installation. We advise on the value of doing the job right the first time and avoiding the costs and time wasting of conducting remedials. We paw over specifications with our clients and offer value engineered solutions in order to meet budget whilst maintaining quality.
We work with Landscape Architects and Designers and organise CPD events through which we feedback which plants work well on building sites, which wildflower seed mixes proliferate well and which trees and tree sizes have the best survival rates, which style of hedge planting works well on housing developments etc. Through us, architects get to “keep their feet on the ground”. Together we achieve more workable schemes for the future.
We build relationships with our suppliers through which we provide invaluable feedback on our experience with their materials. They get to improve their products which we use - win, win! We recently hosted a meeting between a major wildflower seed provider and the bumblebee conservation trust. Such relationships improve our own learning and that of our suppliers which helps us all to provide better, tried & tested, more refined, services to our clients.
We also recognise that the general public expects a wildflower installation to look like the photo the sales team showed them - and so we are keen to manage expectations on the realities of our work and the wider environment as a whole. After lots of enquiries regarding wildflower areas and their maintenance regime, we wrote an article detailing their maintenance and ecological value for a nationwide management company we work for, this article was then adopted by the management company and used nationwide to inform their customers.
Thus, our success in consistently winning these awards for our work is directly attributable to the foundations of well-rounded dedication to the industry, healthy culture as well as a constant strive to improve and deliver best results to our clients.