The UK Plant Sciences Federation is a special interest group of the Society of Biology that brings together the breadth of UK plant sciences to:
- Increase the understanding of the significance of plant science amongst government, funders, industry and…
Added by Landscape Juice on March 6, 2013 at 11:30 —
Marketing Your Landscaping Business
Now that winter is fast approaching, what can you do to improve your web presence for 2013?
What can you do to improve your marketing?
What can you do to get more customers in 2013?
Improve Your Web Presence:
Having a website and not being able to get it found on the internet is like having a great… Continue
Added by Stuart Marler on November 14, 2012 at 11:00 —
On our first blog in 2012 we would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year to all our clients, friends and people in the industry.
We are excited about the new year and hope it will be as great as the last one. We pride our selves on providing fantastic landscaping and garden services including fencing, patio's, decking, driveways, hedge cuts, children's play areas and much more.
Areas that we work in are Chorley, Leyland, Preston, Tarleton and all surrounding… Continue
Added by Mark & Yasmin Roworth on January 3, 2012 at 9:49 —
I decided over Christmas that as we are at the beginning of a New year and a new millenium no less, that my website, which I've always managed myself, needed updating. The last few weeks have been spent trying to design the look and feel with the aid of my web-designer friend (who knows far more about SEO and tips and tricks to bring the visitors in than I do and has the technical know-how). My job was to revise and re-write the content to reflect the sort of work I'm doing now rather than… Continue
Added by Patricia Worby on January 22, 2011 at 16:00 —
There’s no question. In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, an online presence is not just a perk, it’s a necessity.
The majority of people turn to the web when they’re looking for a service in their area. Whether it’s a plumber, a cleaner or an electrician they’re after, interested customers know to scour the web for local businesses. It’s no… Continue
Added by Mark Bradley on December 2, 2010 at 14:49 —
2010: Check out the new website recently launched by Robert Stoutzker to promote London Edible Gardens. Robert is a great client to work with – I had fun mapping out the ideas with him and designing the site.
for further developments as the content grows... (so to speak).
I have also worked with Claudia de Yong, and several other London-based garden designers –… Continue
Added by Alison Mansell on August 10, 2010 at 21:30 —
I'm very happy!
And the reason for my happiness? I'll tell you later.
I thought I would share with you my experience of building our website in the hope that it will help and assist any of you who want to do this and save you loads of wonga.
This is how I created our website Jan's Gardening
and the tools I used. And all for £22.97
When I was setting up the business I had to make sure… Continue
Added by Paul Rogers on January 28, 2010 at 16:42 —
Hi again everyone,
I forgot to mention the new website. It is still under construction but you can at least get on and have a look.
Added by Mandy Boyd on January 18, 2010 at 16:59 —
Hot off the press!!!
Ouzel landscapes have just launched their new website, go check it out at;
Have a look as some of the photos and even get in contact and get a competertive quote.
Added by Kieran Ray on November 26, 2009 at 20:35 —
If you have paid good money for a quarter page advert in the local newspaper or a glossy magazine you wouldn't be too happy if a list of competing businesses was running alongside it would you?
Well that is what you are doing if you are running Google Adsense advertising on your own website or blog.
If you are offering a service or products then clearly the words on the web page relate to such - these are the exact same words that Google reads to match up its… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on February 13, 2009 at 18:30 —
Just flying through, but crossed an interesting article about one of the leading blogging/IT people in the US who has used his blog to generate connections, gain influence and ultimately profit.
How I made over $2 million with this blog - Dave Winer
Two stand out quotes for me:
...that's the role of a blog, it's a way of communicating what you're doing. Companies,… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on February 12, 2009 at 8:14 —
I have just spent an entertaining few minutes clicking through the photograph albums
that Laara Copley-Smith has created on the network.
Laara has uploaded a number of photographs featuring her work and then grouped some of them together with the album option that's available to every member on their own photo page.
And seeing them got me thinking has to how you can use the… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on February 8, 2009 at 18:10 —
I do think that the internet's visual appeal and the fact that landscape gardening and designer is also a visual environment means effective use of images can really help.
Potential clients can quickly get a handle on your work, imagine some of the things you've done for others in their own gardens and you begin to generate that 'warm' feeling that any salesperson would love to have.
Good photographs on your site, as well as the network, can make a real difference, but… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on January 17, 2009 at 10:30 —
First came the website
. Still in its infancy - a flash site - soon to become an html. Does it promote the business? Well not directly but sales have come through people being able to link to it from other sites.
Then came the networking to promote the website but this opened up a whole new ball game. Introduction to this very informative site was just the beginning.
Enter 'blogging' and with the patience of… Continue
Added by vhowe on November 3, 2008 at 23:00 —
I HAVE noticed a number of great photographs being uploaded to the site in the past few days, they clearly show the hard work, imagination and skills of members.
But here are a few tips to make sure you are getting plenty of bang for your buck:
- Each photograph has it's own page that you can link to directly, so should you need to email people to highlight your work you can point them at individual pages
- Each photograph also has an area where you can describe… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on September 9, 2008 at 12:09 —
JUST a quick heads-up about a piece on the Daily Telegraph website that talks about using a blog and the internet to help your business - regardless of… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on August 13, 2008 at 12:30 —
AS landscapers or garden designers you are going to want potential clients see examples of your work by displaying photographs of your projects. Continue
These could be simple before and after type shots, or close ups of particular methods you used, however, you also want to make sure people find them via search engines.
There are a couple of things you can do to make it easier for search spiders to find your images, but more importantly tell what the actual photograph is…
Added by Craig McGinty on July 16, 2008 at 17:00 —
Every member of the Landscape Juice Network has a blog that they can use to write about their experiences of working in the garden.
Already Cat Fereday
has been busy keeping people up to date with her experiences of being the 'long-suffering wife' to a professional gardener
So if you want to use the blog to write up about your own… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on June 22, 2008 at 20:30 —
Websites do not have to be complex things if you are just promoting a small business, but put a few things in place and they can have a real impact.
The main function of your site should be to create a welcoming feel, build a sense of trust and make it easy to contact you or buy your products or services.
Whether your online presence is here on the network or you have a site of your own follow these rules so you get more ‘bang for your buck’.
Here are… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on June 5, 2008 at 17:00 —
I imagine that you are all reading the headline and perhaps thinking that I have lost my marbles.
Five pounds for my own website, how can this be when some commentators (OK website designers) are recommending spending up to £1000 on a landscaping or gardening website complete with fancy eye catching images.
But it's true - you have already hooked up with your chosen network and have your little bit of unique space for free. Now you need to make it work and the… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on June 5, 2008 at 16:00 —