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Landscaping company that specialises in low mantinance , astroturf ect.

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Reviewed by Margaret on 2/6/2019

Eddie came out at lunch time to give me a quote and the job was started that afternoon. The guys worked non stop for a week to a very high standard and transformed my back garden from a large dilapidated mess to a lovely maintenance free haven with high fencing, decking, artificial grass and finished off with stones. It looks amazing. Just waiting on the sun coming out now to fully enjoy my beautiful garden. I would have no hesitation in recommending Eddie and the lads. Great job done. Thanks again Eddie.

D & D Landscape Services is a Family run Business and has built up over 15 years of experience with in the industry and prides itself on their quality workmanship and attention to detail. Our services include the following; Patios & driveways Fencing Lawns & Artificial Grass Decking Block paving All tree work undertaken Garden Clearance Brickwork Jet Washing General Landscaping And so much more

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Reviewed by Michelle on 17/6/2019

Great service! Responded quickly to advert and visited the site the next day. Finished the job in 1 day. Clearly explained how to look after the new turf and provided reassurance that if there were any issues to get in touch.

Hello welcome to LF Landscapes,Driveways We are a efficient company that have over 17years experience in Landscaping,Driveways, with a reliable team to complete your job from start to finish with no hassle, After years and years in the Buisness we can accommodate your requirement small or large project We strive on reputation and have great feedback from customers like you and attention to detail is key is garden design and build. All work is guarantee for peace of mind. We are fully insured against accidental damage to your property while we are working on site Look no further if your looking for quality and great workmanship

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Reviewed by Victor on 5/4/2019

Professional team, done the job fast and left clean the premises.

we are a local run paving company specialising in the instalation of driveways, paths and patios. we are expanding into the private industry after 2 years working with a large groundworks company installing driveways, paths and patios in Fife and Perthshire. we aim to complete every project with 100% customer satisfaction and do not charge any silly upfront fees. we have around 20 years experience in the industry and can tackle any job big or small.

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Reviewed by Amanda on 14/6/2019

What an amazing team! Fantastic job, well organised and polite friendly service

E.R.SERVICES provides help for those too busy to maintain a beautiful garden. So from a new lawn or a new fence to tidying up borders we can do it. In addition, we have more than 10 years of general plumbing experience.

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Reviewed by Michele on 18/6/2019

Thank you Ed for sorting out my overgrown garden. Bushes were cut back, trimmed and cleared out. Grass cut and ivy trimmed. All the rubbish was taken away. Really very happy with all the work.

Garden Style London , company offering creative and Tailored design /maintenance service for gardens of all sizes, courtyards, balconies and roof terraces. Each project the plants are hand picked and the best quality and are sourced in the UK and Europe to offer an amazing choice. Follow more on Instagram Gardenstylelondon

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 26/4/2018

My garden has been totally transformed beyond my expectations. Paul’s knowledge & love for the plants is exceptional. I cannot thank him enough for all the hard work he & his colleague put in to making my dream come true. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who needs their garden transformed. There were no hidden costs & no delays. This project was worth every penny spent.

ABOUT US. 4 seasons gradens and driveways. The company was founded and continues to operate based on the principle of providing high quality personal service throughout the design construction process and continues after the project was done. Besides than providing comprehensive services to complete the project, 4 seasons gardens and driveways also take pride in constructing the work of various other design professionals. WHY YOU SHOULD PICK US. They should choose 4 seasons gardens and driveways, because we are fully professional in what we do and what we carry out and we will not stop until the job is to the customers 100% satisfaction. WHY WE LOVE TO DO WHAT WE DO. I just love the difference a day makes on a Garden and at the end of the project. It's just amazing to see the transformation, that's the wonderful thing about landscaping.

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Reviewed by Satya on 8/6/2019

Although the price is slightly higher than another quote, I hired him as the ratings were good. Did the hard work but ‘no credibility’ at all. Work was incomplete and promised to come back and finish but never happened even after 2 months of repeated requests. Part of the work is very poor quality but gave warranty of 15 years. Lost hope that he will show up to rectify. I waited 2 months to write this review and only him to blame for loosing credibility.

Tynegreen cs prides its self on customer care. All aspects of landscaping, from help designing to the end product. Ee are here to help.Fully insured & DBS Checked for your peace of mind.

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Reviewed by Louise on 7/6/2019

Fantastic decking done by the guys @ Tyne Green.

Hi, we are a 20 years established Building and Landscaping business who take great pride in detail and quality. All our tradesmen have a minimum of 10 years experience.

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Reviewed by Chris on 1/9/2018

Richmond Landscaping worked closely with me during the estimating stage to ensure I understood exactly what the end product would look like and provided a detailed cost breakdown with options allowing me to control my budget. The project started and completed on the agreed dates, the workmanship is outstanding with great attention to detail. The site was immaculate on completion.

MH Landscapes cover all aspects of landscape and design no matter how big or small, we do it all , Artificial Turf, Real Turf, Block Paving, Driveways, flagging, decking,Fencing,brick work all quotes are free. We are wirral based and cover 60 mile radius. We can supply our customers with a plan hand drawn to scale.

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Reviewed by Kit on 28/3/2019

Great service. On time, to plan and supportive. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Garden Design specialists - what you need to know

Below you’ll find information to help you understand the different elements of garden design and the key things to be aware of before you start transforming your outside space. Find some initial ideas to talk through with a garden designer, including making the most of a small garden.

What does garden design involve?

Garden design is about more than mowing a lawn and putting a couple of plants in the ground. A good design takes into account a few key elements:

  • How you want to use the space.
  • The amount of light the garden receives, and at what times of the day.
  • The quality of your soil.

For example, you won’t want to put a shed in the best spot for catching a bit of sun, or have a patio that’s entirely in the shade.

A garden designer will help you make the most of the available space, no matter how big or small. They’ll also establish how keen a gardener you are to make sure the finished garden is either easy to maintain, or gives you something to get your teeth into – if you’re the green-fingered type.  

Cost of garden design work

The cost of the work will depend on what you’re having done and the size of your garden, but prices tend to start at around £200. A good garden designer will discuss what you want to get out of your garden and ask you about your budget before coming up with ideas.

Low maintenance garden ideas

  • You can stop a garden from looking untidy by dividing it into small sections. Plants, hedges, low walls and raised beds give a sense of order. Paths made from wood chips, slabs or bark help prevent weeds.
  • Growing plants at different heights can give the illusion of there being more than there are, so you get the look of a fuller garden, with fewer plants to keep healthy. Shrubs, herbs and verbena are low maintenance plant options for adding colour.
  • Rockeries and water features don’t need much looking after. Avoid shallow water features to save needing to top them up when they dry out. If you’d like a pond, avoid getting fish as the pH balance of the water settles naturally without them, giving you fewer algae problems so less cleaning time.
  • To save cutting the lawn, artificial turf could be your best friend but if you want the real thing and don’t mind doing a little cutting every now and again, slow growing or drought resistant turf could be better options.

Ideas for small gardens

  • To create more space, choose similar flooring to the inside of your home when picking the outside tiling.
  • Divide a garden into different sections and add diagonal or winding paths. Extending the time it takes to get from one side of the garden to the other will make it feel bigger.
  • Laying pavers at an angle to the property instead of parallel will draw the eye across the garden and extend the space.
  • Attaching foliaged climbers to wires across areas of your garden will give it an extra dimension.
  • Think about growing upwards rather than outwards with a trellis attached to your fence, or a vertical wall made up of climbers, grasses and ferns. A green wall can also help you lower your energy bills through providing more insulation and reducing the amount of heat that’s lost through the wall of your home. When it comes to choosing other plants, pick types that grow upwards like sweet peas and black-eyed susans so they take up less room.

Planning permission for garden design jobs

Planning permission only comes into play when you’re building or installing decking, fences, walls and gates. You’ll need to apply for planning permission if:

  • The decking would be higher than 30cm above the ground.
  • The decking or other raised platforms would cover more than half of the total area of the garden.
  • A fence, gate or wall would be over 2 metres high, or over 1 metre high near a highway that’s used by vehicles (or a footpath next to the highway).
  • The fence, gate or wall would form a boundary with a listed building or land.

If you live in a listed building or you have a front garden that you want to pave over, you should check with your Local Planning Authority as different rules may apply.

Insurance for garden design work

While it’s not a legal requirement, it’s a good idea for all garden designers to have public liability insurance so they’re covered for personal injuries or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask your garden designer

  • How long have they been working as a garden designer for?
  • Can they show you examples of work they’ve carried out?
  • Can they give you a scaled design of what the finished garden will look like?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Will they give a guarantee for the work and how long does this last? Are there separate guarantees for different plants?
  • Does the quote for the work include waste disposal? If not, check with your local council how you would go about getting it taken away.

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