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We are a local friendly , and family run buisness thats been est for over 15yr , we provide a quality and proffesional workmanship with a price to suit everyone

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Reviewed by linda on 20/9/2018

Thomas and his pal came punctually with all the equipment necessary for the jobs I needed to be done. They worked really hard and left the garden very tidy .I am very pleased indeed and will certainly call them back .Highly recommend them !!

we are a family runned buisness with over 50 years of experience in all we offer .we supply a quick friendly professional service at a high standard...Don't like those trades men that come back time after time to correct or finish the job then were the team for u please call or email for more info

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Reviewed by Janet on 20/9/2018

Very pleased with workmanship and price. Polite and efficient .

Dm property maintenance is a family run business and been trading over 10 years now we offer a wide load of work we Carrie out Roofing work Tree surgery Landscaping Power washing and cleaning services

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Reviewed by Katriona on 20/9/2018

Replied to my job extremely quickly. Turned up at my house within 2 hours. Quoted the job and then did it there and then, same day. Fast work. Great service.

At All About Landscapes we offer a large range of garden and landscaping services. We are a very friendly and trustworthy company that cover all residential and commercial work. We are reliable and the customer is our priority.

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Reviewed by Mr Andrew on 20/9/2018

Craig was easy to contact he came as arranged and did a first class job. The price was as quoted. I would have no hesitation to recommend his company 'All about Landscapes' to others.

Smith & jones contractors. We are reliable,friendly,trustworthy & professional. We take pride in our work. Our reviews will show that our customers are always 100% happy. Call the best & flush the rest.

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Reviewed by Alexander on 20/9/2018

I am absolutely delighted with the completed job Shane's choice of contemporary units, tiling finesse and overall finishing made bathroom, breathtakingly superb. He is very polite, knowledgeable and patient. I will not hesitate in recommending Shane and his team. Once again thank you for a job well done.

Centrally based in Newark we undertake all types of jobs across the midlands area,we are a family run business with over 20 years experience in the home Improvements/landscaping industry. We have worked hard to build a strong reputation for providing high quality work at affordable prices. We take great pride in the amount of repeat business we have attracted and new contracts acquired through positive word of mouth and recommendation. We have public liability insurance and the tools and equipment to carry out most jobs.

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Reviewed by Graham on 20/9/2018

Highly professional, first class job.

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Reviewed by Keith on 20/9/2018

job done quickly on time no mess. professional approach. would recommend without hesitation

We provide a very professional service,we cover a very large range of jobs.Please check our previous ratings as we are a 5 STAR company

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Reviewed by Andrew on 20/9/2018

Chris and his team rang on the day to say they would be early. they arrived at the advised time and the removal of the shed was completed in a professional way and all debris was taken away leaving the garden tidy. I would use this Company again.

At Shropshire garden and property services offers a wide range of ground work. such as- all types of tree trimming shaping lopping and removal of stumps and weeds destroyed. Also Slabbing, gravelling, fencing planting, mowing, seeding and turfing with real or artificial grass, this choice is yours! All waste is removed and no mess left behind, overgrown gardens brought back to life! I also offer power washing on all outside services and conservatory’s. Guttering cleaned or replaced, also painting: sheds/fences/Fascia boards At Shropshire gardening and property services we aim to make your dream garden come alive, with 25+ years experience you hopefully won’t be disappointed with the outcome :)

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Reviewed by Lyn on 19/9/2018

Lee is a great guy, very polite and genuine who made my untidy garden look very neat and tidy again. I asked him to do extra work which he did. Absolutely would recommend him and will certainly use him again! Thanks Lee ???? Lyn

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Reviewed by Sarah on 19/9/2018

George is great and we use him every year now

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Stump Grinding specialists - what you need to know

If you’ve had a tree felled on your property, you may have been left with a stump… Not only can these stumps be unsightly, they may also serve as a breeding ground for parasites and fungi, jeopardising the overall health of your garden. Depending on the position of your tree, removing the stump will also clear space for future planting, or any landscaping plans you might have.

An experienced tree surgeon will be able to grind down any stumps, or remove them completely, using a stump grinding machine. This machine grinds the stump into chippings or mulch, which can be easily swept away.

You’ll be asked to specify how deep you would like the stump ground to. Shallow grinding of roughly 20-25cm below surface is usually sufficient for turf. You will be advised to go deeper – 30cm or more, if you plan on replanting or landscaping over the stump site.

If you’re looking to remove the stump entirely, your tree surgeon can use a combination of hand tools and stump grinder to cut and remove the stump, along with any lateral roots. This is a more labour intensive option, which will be reflected in the cost.

Though you may be tempted to tackle smaller stumps yourself, hiring a stump grinder for a DIY attempt is both expensive and risky for any stump over 5 inches. A professional tree surgeon will get the job done quickly and efficiently, preventing any future problems.  

Cost of stump grinding and removal work

The cost of grinding is dependent on the size of the stump. The minimum charge is around £60 for a tree stump of 15inches (diameter) or less. Quotes will increase with the size of the stump but generally range from £60 to £120.

Stump removal is more expensive, as your tree surgeon will be negotiating different root systems. Cherry trees, for example, demand more complex treatment, as their roots are famously expansive. Stumps of this sort will take several hours to remove and the extra time required will be reflected in the cost.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are no specific qualifications required to be a tree surgeon, with most training on the job. Many will gain the necessary experience as a grounds worker, or through a college course. A reputable tree surgeon will have a thorough knowledge of the various power tools involved, as well as ropes and harnesses.

Planning permission for stump grinding and removal jobs

No planning permission will be needed for stump grinding. It’s important to note that some trees can be protected by preservation orders, so make sure you speak to the council if you have one on your property.

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