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We are family run business .we underake all aspects of paving ,patio ,fencing ,landscaping & driveways &brick work .we have 15 years experince .

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Reviewed by ron on 14/3/2019

Would recommend very trustworthy

Landscape Doctor is a 5 member, extremely efficient and hard working team with 13 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers.

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Reviewed by Shelly on 23/7/2019

Really happy with the garden relandscaping. Barney and his team did a fantastic job including laying a beautiful patio, making apond and LED lights, They were punctual, did the work to a really high standard and were also very nice !! Very happy and would recommend.

Here at Beau Blooms we offer a professional garden care & maintenance service and landscaping services to RHS Standards at very competitive rates. We do private and commercial, and we own all our own power tools ride on mowers and other equipment. I personally studied and qualified for 5 years RHS in horticulture, 2 years garden design and landscaping, and have been in the trade for over 20years. We are Chas registered and have full public liability insurance.

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Reviewed by Jan on 17/8/2019

Mike was easy to speak and whilst i wasn't there when the work was done, his team worked hard to make an unruly garden full of shrubs look more than presentable.

We Only take on one job at a time so we give you our full attention.So give us ago.

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Reviewed by Laura on 2/7/2019

Andrew and his team did an excellent job building a large deck in our very steep garden. Andrew came to us with lots of great ideas and we love the finished product. The team started the work earlier than expected, and our neighbours commented on how lovely the team were!

City Landscape Services is a Business that has built up over 20 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 Steve on 8/10/2019

The people working on the job were excellent. They worked their socks off and the work was completed as I hoped. However, the boss did not honour his quote and wanted more money. He even said his team had been lazy and had too many cups of tea!! He blamed everyone else except himself saying if he was onsite he would have completed it quicker - so were was he? He then said he would reduce the price but not complete the job leaving only half the tree trimmed. I eventually had to pay him an extra £250!

The Pave Works are the leading specialists in all types of paving in the Merseyside and Cheshire area. We are a highly professional VAT registered company with an outstanding customer service record. We offer a professional and polite service, with honest and competitive pricing. We specialise in Indian Sandstone and Porcelain Paving. We cover all areas of Landscaping including Driveways, Patios, Groundwork, Fencing, Decking, Lawn's, and Artificial Grass. Our work ranges from small 1 day Patio jobs, to large 4-5 week full landscaping projects. If you are looking for the most professional and trusted landscaper in the Merseyside and Cheshire area, then The Pave Works is for you!

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Reviewed by Cathy on 9/10/2019

Wow, You and your team was amazing. It turned out better than I expected. Would definately recommend you to everyone I know who would like landscaping. Thank you so much Mark & Co??

Here at Weathertite Constructions we cover a wide range of building roofing extensions conversions damp problems drainage with camera inspection, garden design with patios driveways and walls. James has 20 years experience Lee has 35 Gary has 17 we are here to provide a good service information and a very reasonable quote kind regards James

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Reviewed by Kath on 11/10/2019

James and his team were extremely responsive. From my initial enquiry online I was called within half an hour and then they made a very quick appointment to visit and assess my needs. The estimate arrived within the timescale promised (later that day in fact) and they managed to start work within a week. I was consulted throughout the process as they were 're-doing' my rear garden. They worked hard, didn't play on phones all day and the job didn't overrun. Fabulous, Thanks guys.

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 Stacey on 22/9/2019

Amazing work carried out by chris & Stephen! They have completely changed my garden, I almost cried when they finished as its night and day from what it was! The price was the cheapest out of all quotes and they finished under the time they said they would, I'd give 10 stars if I could! Thankyou from the bottom of my heart x

I am a trained, experienced Designer and Project Manager. BA (hons) M.A (Eng) However, I like to get involved in 'hands on' Building and Landscaping. My work can be seen on Facebook site 'buildscapes garden design and build'. Many excellent references.

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Reviewed by Angela on 5/6/2019

Excellent workmanship and advice throughout the process.

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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