Reedbed Management

Reeds (Phagmites australis) have always created valuable wildlife habitat.

Increasingly, they are being used to treat water in urban drainage systems.  Many water companies are using reedbeds as a final polishing treatment in sewer systems but they can also be used to treat effluent on a domestic scale.

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JPR Environmental offers a complete reedbed design and construction service, from the initial planning to the groundwork and planting out. We will also undertake maintenance and renovation programs for existing reedbeds.

Whether it be creating a reedbed for biodiversity, using reeds as the final process in treating waste water or improving an existing reedbed, we can help.

JPR Environmental also supplys quality pot grown reeds (Phragmites australis) in a range of sizes from 60 cc plugs to half litre pots.

JPR Environmental can supply and install floating reedbeds which:

  • resist wind and wave action and can be used to prevent bank-side erosion from boat wash.
  • can be employed as a floating screen to obscure unsightly features along the waters edge.
  • contribute to water cleanliness by filtering out suspended solids and playing host to bacteria that breakdown harmful pollutants.
  • provide a valuable safe haven and spawning area for fish that can shelter beneath the reedbeds, thus they are ideal for fisheries.
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Floating reedbed

Floating reedbeds are constructed from a durable buoyant platform supporting a coir pallet that is planted with Common Reed. This allows the reeds to thrive in areas and depths not normally suited to their growth.

In addition to reedbeds, JPR Environmental can supply native aquatic and marginal plants.

JPR Environmental is a founder member of the Constructed Wetlands Association, the professional body for organisations that design and build wetlands and reedbeds for water treatment.

“Call us on 01453 822584 or email us  with your reedbed management  enquiry”