The First Low Maintenance, Natural Looking Water Edge Solution.
Anyone responsible for maintaining water features on golf courses, or in parks or gardens, will often experience difficulty maintaining a ‘soft’ interface between water and landscaping. There are some instances where it is desirable to maintain a natural water margin. They can be important ecological habitats, and unmanaged these shallow areas support emergent vegetation, which in turn provides cover for threatened species such as amphibians and water voles.
However, when these areas impinge close to areas of play on golf courses, problems arise. Banks can erode and adjacent high footfall areas can become slippery and dangerous for golfers and maintenance staff. Furthermore, access is difficult for maintenance, and as a result these areas often become muddy and unsightly. There’s also the rules issue. It can often be difficult to determine what is in or out of a hazard. Contentious golfing rulings often result in dozens of red and yellow stakes, which in our opinion are very unattractive.