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There are many different garden styles to choose from and some will suit the size and shape of your garden better than others. Here are some of most common styles of garden that we design and build for our clients, along with their main characteristics.
The ideal time to plant a tree is during the autumn. This is because the soil will still contain some warmth, the new tree’s foliage will have dropped and its wood ripened. This means that it will be better able to heal the wounds created by root pruning and take root in its new place before winter sets in. The shorter the time between lifting it from its old place and replanting it, the better. Spring planting is more usual in heavy soils and cold situations. A properly planted and cRead More..
If your lawn has been abused by years of heavy use and neglect it may be worth re-laying the lawn to bring your garden back to life. A quality well-kept lawn can make time spent in the garden during the summer months more enjoyable and at the same time add value to your home. It takes time to create a new lawn, but if done properly a new lawn will last a life time. There are two options available when looking to create a lawn; lay pre-grown turf or grow your lawn from seed. There are prRead More..
As well as providing your plants with additional supplies of water, it pays to conserve water already present in the soil. Below is a list of various ways in which this can be achieved: • Mulch moist ground with an 8cm layer of organic matter such aRead More..
Climbing plants are a great way to screen off parts of your garden as well as helping to merge walls and fences into the garden. However, climbers need proper planting, support and training to ensure they serve their purpose correctly. Below are a few tips to help you train the climbers in your garden. • Before planting climbers at the foot of a wall or under a tree, use compost to improve the soil, as the soil will typically be of a poor quality in these areas of the garden. You willRead More..