One of our most southerly developments in Scotland is Barony Gate in Lochmaben.
Built three years ago by Taylor Wimpey, it comprises 79 households.
Its main street Vendace Drive is actually named after Britain’s rarest freshwater fish, the Vendace.
This beauty is only found in a handful of locations – including the adjacent Mill Loch!
Staked and tied trees are scattered throughout Barony Gate’s central amenity section, where the well appointed Play Area is also located.
A screening strip of woodland edge mix along the residents’ fences is establishing well and is bordered by beautiful Beech hedging.
There is an access road down to the SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) basin, where catchment water from the development can settle before flowing out into the loch.
Between this path and the adjacent agricultural field is feature Hawthorn hedging, which is establishing well and breaks up the transition from amenity grass to meadow, as seen to the left in the photograph below.
We’ve now undertaken our second amenity visit of the summer and the green spaces are looking in tip top condition.
To ensure Barony Gate continues to look its best throughout the season, a selective herbicide is applied to the amenity grass areas in May/June.
Also known as a ‘weed and feed’, in addition to removing the non-grass species, such as Clover, Daisy and Dandelion, some fertiliser is included in order to promote lush green growth.
After all, what would summer be without blue skies and green grass?
You can find out more about Barony Gate and the surrounding area in this helpful video.