Renovation of Nazareth park cemetery: final resting place becomes a green oasis

01/08/2023 - 08:11

The park cemetery in the town of Nazareth in Belgium is getting a complete makeover. After the construction of a new section of the cemetery, work is currently underway to renovate the existing cemetery. Contractor Dirk Bauwens NV is in charge of the works. We speak with project manager Thomas Bauwens.

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Country gardens and immaculate lawns

19/07/2023 - 10:55

Jeroen Myny is a jack of all trades: local politician, active in community life, entrepreneur, but above all a passionate garden lover and landscaper.

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How are things going with .... Professor Willem Van Cotthem?

16/05/2023 - 08:37

2023 marks TerraCottem's 30th anniversary. The ideal opportunity to highlight some key figures in the company's history. And of course, we think first and foremost of our "founding father" Professor Van Cotthem. We had the pleasure to visit the professor at home in Zaffelare, Belgium. We had a pleasant trip down memory lane with the inventor of our soil conditioning technology.

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Making vertical gardens more climate resilient

02/05/2023 - 09:34

The demand for more urban green continues to grow. Greenery makes cities more live-able and climate-proof. Vertical gardens and green walls (also called plant walls or living walls) are also gaining in popularity. These eye-catchers contribute to biodiversity and air purification. In addition, they provide sound absorption, energy savings and cooling of the environment. But vertical gardens or greenery also face a number of challenges:

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Wildflower meadows that make you dream

27/04/2023 - 08:25

It is certainly no coincidence that wildflower meadows are everywhere to be seen. They require much less maintenance than a lawn: only one mowing and little watering. In addition, flower meadows can be adapted to the constraints of the soil. And flowering meadows are in tune with the times because they promote biodiversity.

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