Outdoor Theatre Seating
Dobson's were asked to build a seating area safe for students, for an outdoor theatre at Appleton Academy School in Wyke. The work started during the six-week holiday, starting with the removal of the entire banking grass verge to make room for the timber frame to be fitted in stages. Rubber seating rows were constructed, with a black base coat and green finish. The same material is also used to create new pathways and playground areas. The finishing coats come in all colours of the rainbow, ideal for schools.
The soft landscaping services we provide can be designed for a small or large area but either make great use of flowers and plants to deliver a real impact.
Hard Landscaping can be designed for a small or large area, incorporating pathways, wood bark or gravel areas, flowers, plants or new trees. We build oak log sleeper frameworks to be used as planting areas, or astroturf lawn areas for staff and clients to use.
Appleton Academy asked Dobson's to update the internal garden area in the middle of their grounds to draw in new life and give the students an amazing outdoor study area.
Appleton was also having major problems with natural springs causing damage to their £1.8 million 3G football pitch. Dobson's started work in February 2018 by removing the old banking to locate the spring and divert it away from the pitch. A 3 metre square pit was excavated, underground drainage pipes were installed with clean gravel placed on top. The banking was reinstated and trees planted around the area to help soak up excess water. To date, the flooding has never returned.
We offer a first class grounds maintenance service, catering to all of your requirements with lawns, hedges, bushes, flowers, tubs & baskets. This includes edging lawns, clearing litter and removing weeds.
Our winter services start from 1st November and continue through to the 31st March. We provide a full gritting and snow clearance service using specialist vehicles. We can be on site through the night to ensure that staff and clients are kept safe from the winter conditions.
Schools and Sport Grounds:
We offer a full ground maintenance for academies and schools. Lawns, hedges, bushes, weeding, bedding plants, line marking, football and rounders pitches, athletics tracks and anything else that you may require.
Tree Surgeon Work:
Our team have been trained at Askham Bryan College on all parts of tree surgeon work
Training in grounds maintenance:
All of the Dobson's team have been trained at Askham Bryan College in York on all equipment for the City and Guilds NPTC that we may need to use in the course of our work.