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Landscape gardeners can turn their hand to a broad spread of services, transforming your humble back yard into the summertime sanctuary you’ve been dreaming of. Find yourself a gardening guru today.

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hi my name is lee my company is ljb- builders can take on most jobs from roofing plumbing tileing painting and decorating damp problem's fencing kitchens plastering, I've got over 25 years experience in the building trade with good tools will do a good job for you, plus i have public liability insurance you can ask to see on your request many thanks lee from ljb- builders

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Reviewed by Luckshman on 27/3/2021

Lee called on Friday evening and said he come on Saturday afternoon. Lee checked the roof and gave me two option to chose to fix the leak. We decided on one and Lee said this option should fix the leak and price was agreed. Lee also mention that some aspect of the roof was not correct. Any how he and Chris done the repair and also done few other small jobs (free of charge). Lee said any issues to call him and he will come around and check. Both Lee and Chris were knowledgeable & helpful. A good company.

Welcome to Alfreds Garden & Landscaping. We are a family run business have been established since 2005. We do a wide range of gardening services including patios, fencing, tufting-trees and hedges and we use local products. We also use quality materials and we aim to please at a high standard. I would like to thank you for looking at my profile and feel be obliged to give me a call. Thank you.... ALFREDS GARDEN SERVICES.......

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Reviewed by Chris on 20/8/2020

Superb job Carried our very cleanly and quickly with excellent communication Highly recommend

RELM Interiors is an established and highly recommended renovation company based in Wimbledon, specialising in full home or office refurbishments, including loft conversions and extensions. We are dedicated to providing an efficient, personable and high quality service to transform your home. RELM Interiors has shown its ability to complete expert renovations to exceptionally high standards across London. We have a team of highly skilled and reliable tradesmen who pride themselves on their dedication and attention to detail when transforming your space into something beautiful for you to enjoy. Our portfolio of work ranges from domestic kitchen, bathroom, bedroom renovations to large scale office refurbishments, loft conversions and extensions, all the way through to one-off bespoke furnishings. We offer the full service so you can relax knowing your home is in good hands from the initial planning process through to the day the keys are handed over to your new beautifully constructed home. Our number one priority is your satisfaction, assuring you of our utmost commitment and careful approach to every project (big or small) so that you can rely on excellent quality and craftsmanship. Design is also an integral part of our process; any assistance you require in terms of kitchen/bathroom design or decision making on any interior decoration, then we can be with you at every step of the way.

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Reviewed by Kate on 14/1/2021

Relm were fantastic. I have done a lot of renovations over the years but our regular builders weren’t available and we had to get the job done on short notice. Relm were professional, helpful and most notably stayed on time and on budget. I wasn’t able to be onsite and they kept me up to date with photos and videos. They left the building site clean and tidy and I am delighted with the quality of the workmanship. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend them to friends.

we provide specialist design and installation service for driveways patios and your landscaping needs we take into consideration what you want from your garden and turn your design into reality using the best materials available and installing them to the highest standard

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Reviewed by Wendy on 10/9/2020

ADS were reliable and carried out work on my driveway just as they had said. Apart from a couple of small snags to finish off, I was very pleased with the overall look of the paving and the professional way they worked. I would definitely recommend them.

From a single wall to a complete house, inside and out, plastering/rendering. Also roofing, stonewalling, extensions and general maintenance....no job too small. Please feel free to email me or leave me a message and I'll get back to you.

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Reviewed by ian on 9/1/2021

An excellent job by Mike who put a lot of extra effort in to get our job finished to a tight deadline. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Phoenix Construction continues to provide quality and efficiency on all manner of projects.

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Reviewed by shaun on 3/2/2021

Neville was contracted to build our garage in October last year which took longer than expected with many extra costs to us .We are Now left with so many snag jobs to complete which Neville agreed to do but never turned up to complete these jobs

With 16years of experience, our company offers to our customers a large range of building work like: extensions, loft conversion, parking, garden, redecoration(full refurbishment ). For more information do not hesitate

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Reviewed by Dee on 19/4/2020

Great quality work finished on time and within budget agreed. Very reliable.

Professional , friendly and thorough of customers needs . All types of property works covered with many skilled tradesmen . All works bespoke to requirement .

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Reviewed by C on 1/6/2020

Tom did not do the job but the tradesman he sent was very good. Would like to have known that in advance.

DKL property services Ltd are a family run company, based in the home counties. We provide our customers with the complete property improvement package. Together with trusted trades persons and partners we have built up many years of experience, and we always provide a professional and reliable service.

Family run business. Services include grass cutting, hedge cutting, weeding, planting. Garden clearance and maintenance. Landscaping, brickwork, decking and fencing. Turfing and lawn treatments.

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Landscaping specialists - what you need to know

Few tradespeople can match the breadth of knowledge and skills of a landscape gardener. They flip that old cliché on its head and are every bit the master of all trades, jack of none.

Your pro will begin the landscaping process by looking at what’s already in place in your garden and drawing up a variety of design options for you to consider. You can then work with them to refine those early sketches and find the ideal blend of form and function for your outdoor space. Your gardener can draw upon their green-fingered expertise to make recommendations for the type of plants and shrubs that’ll suit your garden and advise where they can thrive.

Once the design and accompanying quotes are agreed, work can begin. That first step will usually involve locating any water pipes and electricity cables that are buried under your garden, to ensure they don’t dig through anything. If you’re planning to install any features that require water or power, the necessary connections can be laid at this stage.

Usually “hard landscaping” features (such as patios, decking or paving) will follow next, and this is the most labour-intensive phase of garden landscaping. Then it’ll be time to position and plant your shrubs and smaller plants, as well as carefully laying your lawn. And, with any finishing touches installed, your new garden should be ready to enjoy.

How much does landscape gardening cost?

Landscape gardening prices can vary wildly, depending on the size of your garden and the level of finish you’re looking for.

Smaller landscape gardening projects, lasting around a week to a week and a half, will come in at around £5,000–£7,000.

Larger projects, stretching into many weeks and even months, can rack up a bill that strays into the tens of thousands.

What are the main features of a landscape garden?

  • Patios. Provided the land you want to build your patio on is level, this is a fairly simple job, but it requires meticulous planning and careful execution. Your tradesperson will dig down to create a base at the right level, removing excess soil as they go. They’ll then lay that base using hardcore or cement, before positioning your paving slabs. When laying those slabs, they should use a level line to ensure the patio is perfectly flat. The patio can then be finished by pointing in a dedicated patio cement.
  • Decking. Creating a wood deck is a relatively simple job, but a lot depends on the ground you’re looking to build on – namely whether it’s level and sturdy. If it is, then installing the joists, decking and facing boards is much easier.
  • Raised beds. Whether you want to grow your own vegetables or simply want to introduce a bit of colour with a vibrant plant or shrub, installing a raised bed allows you to test how green-fingered you are. Building a raised bed can provide an impressive contrasting feature for your garden.
  • Pond. You might be tempted to dismiss that most quintessentially British of garden features – the noble pond – as a tad dated. But today’s varieties can be modern and elegant. As well as encouraging aquatic wildlife into your garden, a pond is a relaxing and calming feature. Your landscape gardener should be able to deliver every phase of this project – from excavating the ground to form your pond through to lining, filling it and planting the necessary water-loving plants.
  • Laying turf. Creating a bowling-green lawn is much trickier than it looks. The key is painstaking preparation of the soil that your gardener will lay the new turf on. That soil will need to be levelled, tamped, neatly raked and then watered before your gardener can carefully roll out the new turf. And depending on when your lawn is laid, a period of intense watering and care may be required in the days and weeks afterwards.
  • Outdoor lighting. If you plan to spend long summer evenings in your garden, you’ll need to think about how to create the right lighting setup. That way you can view your plants or water feature in all their splendour. Whether you’re looking for subtle ground-level LED lighting or a light source that illuminates your entire outdoor space, your landscape gardener should be able to install the necessary circuits required for your desired lighting arrangement.
  • Fencing. Your fences aren’t just there to mark the boundary of your property. They provide security and add a finishing touch for your garden too. Frankly, cheap fencing looks naff and can have a negative impact on the overall aesthetic of your home. Your landscape gardener can advise on the type of fencing that’s most durable, as well as offering you recommendations on the right design options to suit your outdoor space. They’ll then be able to install your fencing correctly, digging in the fence posts and ensuring a sturdy assembly to withstand the elements.

When to plan your landscaping project

The time of year you choose for your landscaping project may depend on when you want to use your garden, as well as what features are going into it.

Surprisingly, it’s often best to avoid summer, as that’s precisely when you’ll want to be enjoying it. And most experts will probably advise to look at autumn and early winter, or later winter into early spring.

There are a few reasons for this:

  1. You’ll be ready for the summer. If you want to enjoy your garden throughout the whole summer, starting your landscaping project early will help to ensure your plants and shrubs have time to establish themselves. Plus, the wet winter and spring seasons provide “nature’s watering can”, meaning you don’t need to spend time trying to rescue your newly laid lawn or plants from the scorching summer heat.
  2. Less disturbance to plants and wildlife. Autumn and winter means hibernation – and not just for all the birds and small animals that may have made a home in your garden. Plants won’t be growing either, and that means they’re easier to move. It also makes your gardener’s life easier, without having to contend with as many overgrown shrubs and leaves.
  3. Less hassle for you. You won’t be using your garden as often in the autumn and winter months. That means garden furniture will be packed away, and you won’t be so inconvenienced by any work going on. It’s much easier for landscape gardeners to work when they have the entire space to themselves, without having to dodge kids’ toys, plant pots and BBQs.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are a number of gardening and horticulture qualifications out there, awarded by everyone from City & Guilds through to prestigious bodies like the Royal Horticultural Society. Those accreditations can be useful, but – as the old saying goes – there’s no substitute for experience. Specifically, experience in creating gardens similar to what you’re dreaming of.

Every landscape gardener worth their salt should be able to show you photos and drawings of outdoor spaces they’ve created previously. So, expect any professional you speak with to have examples of their recent projects.

Planning permission for garden landscaping

Provided none of the elements in your new garden extend too high and overlook a neighbour’s property or a public highway, you won’t need planning permission to landscape your garden.

If your project features a single storey log cabin or shed, you should be fine to proceed. But if you’re unsure, you can always consult the planning portal website: www.planningportal.co.uk.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Just because your landscape gardener is mainly working outside, that doesn’t eliminate the potential for damage to your property. It’s all too easy to dig through pipes, or damage external walls and other features in your home.

Public liability insurance will protect the tradesperson and you from any mishaps, giving you peace of mind throughout the duration of the project.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Can they provide plans or drawings to propose designs for your garden?
  • What access will they need to your property while work is taking place?
  • What watering routine do you need to follow for your new lawn or plants?
  • Are there any jobs your landscape gardener cannot do, or would prefer to use a specialist for (building a garden wall, for example)?

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