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My name it’s Cris. I am a person with many qualities in handyman.What a handyman means? A handyman, also known as a handyperson or handyworker, is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include trade skills, repair work, maintenance work, are both interior and exterior, and are sometimes described as "side work", "odd jobs" or "fix-up tasks". For me a handyman means the person who helps the people who are in need or not having the necessary training for that thing and at the same time the one who later gives a smile to the people's face. For this, please contact me in any need you have

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Reviewed by Lydia on 7/10/2020

It is a pleasure meeting you and your team Cristian. You have done a brilliant job, fast and clean. The fences look lovely, I'm so very happy. Good price too. I will definitely call you again for other jobs.

We at jh landscape gardening have many years expertise in all aspects of landscaping services.

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Reviewed by Geoff on 16/10/2020

Happy with the quote, the work, John and his team. This is then where the issues started. The Indian sandstone John and his team layed has dropped in places, flags wobbling, grout coming out etc. We also discovered 4 flags were the incorrect colour which John said would be replaced. 3 visits later and still no replacements and still having issues. We can no no longer reach John after several calls and text messages. It would appear that the flags were not put onto a hard-core base. Avoid at all costs

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 Kevin on 3/6/2020

The workman arrived on time worked hard and completed the job quicker than expected. They were all very polite and helpful and we are very pleased with the job done. I would recommend Barney and his team to my friends and family.

GilliesPropertyServices We're a small business covering all aspects of property maintenance, from Heating & Plumbing Electrical Services all part P and 18th addition. All engineer's fully Qualified Domestic & Commercial

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Reviewed by Rachel on 31/8/2020

Great job, quick and reliable. Left the area really clean. Would definitely recommend.

At LUKE S BUILD & DESIGN LTD Our aim is to provide a professional service for our customers and clients. We pride our selfs on providing a friendly, efficient service producing a high standard of work along the way. WE ARE A SMALL COMPANY WITH MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE . ALL EMPOYEES ARE FULLY TRAINED, AND CSCS QUALIFIED. ALL WORK IS FULLY RISK ASSESSED AND COMPLIANT WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS

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Reviewed by Lorna on 17/10/2020

I consider Florin Barsan a 'God Send'. Florin is one of a kind. Right from the beginning Florin is very patient always taking into considerations our desires for the project's outcome. There's no guessing. Florin is very meticulous about details going as far as to undertake further research with regards to the materials, style and layout required. Always providing regular updates with photos, text and voicemail. To say I am pleased is an understatement. I have no problem in recommending his services!

If you wish to get in touch direct please call the number displayed on our home page thank you White oak tree&landscapes fair and negotiable prices for great quality work to the best of our ability from tree felling, pruning, topping, pollarding Hedges trimmed, shaped landscape designs inc turfing, artificial grass, patios, fencing and more For more photos of work we have carried out check out our instagram If you live within a 30 miles radius of chippenham wiltshire for a free quote get in touch direct

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 25/9/2020

Excellent work felling a tree for us. Definitely knows his stuff.

Our company is a family business run by 6 people. We’ve started working in the landscaping business 6 years ago and we are focused in hard landscaping and we always aim to deliver the best service that we possibly can.

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Reviewed by Buki on 20/10/2020

George and his team were amazing. The work the did for us was of an incredibly high standard. They were polite, friendly and professional at all times, and were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The pricing was very competitive, and the entire experience was an absolute pleasure. The garden has a new lease of life and we are very happy customers! We would definitely use their services again and have already recommended them to others.

Quality lawn and sports turf maintenance. With 25 years experience of garden and sports turf maintenance Turfscapes can transform your lawn and garden with the highest standards in turf maintenance and lawn care. • Garden and lawn maintenance • Sports turf maintenance specialist • Irrigation and Drainage specialist • Hard and soft landscaping projects undertaken • fencing installation • licensed Weed Control • Garden and site clearance • Japanese Knotweed removal and control • Bamboo removal

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Reviewed by Steve on 5/9/2020

We had a problem with some very invasive roots running from trees, that had been supposedly taken out by a previous gardener, and caused significant damage to our lawn. Paul worked tirelessly to dig the roots out and returf the lawn. Excellent job, highly recommended

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

Q B DRIVEWAYS & CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST, is a family business with over 20 years experience and we guarantee quality and value for money. We specialise in all types of construction work, only using the highest quality materials of all kinds and highly experienced and qualified tradesmen with over 20 years experience. No deposit is required and payment is requested on completion of work to the customers 100% satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Barry on 13/10/2020

Great work and very accomodating- worked round my schedule. Nice people to do business with.

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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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