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Date archive: March 2013

Recreational re-cycled benches at Environment Agency site

Recreational re-cycled benches at Environment Agency site

                                    Five bench plinths and benches formed in recycled materials were installed recently at an Environment Agency site in London, to provide recreational seating with a public space. This area was landscaped by Oakleigh Manor in 2003, and…

Garden Design & Build Project, Sevenoaks, Kent, Day 12

Garden Design & Build Project, Sevenoaks, Kent, Day 12

                                    Day 12 Its been freezing and its the last week of March, it felt like summer today, peaked at 4 degrees. The team have been battling with the temps, but made great progress installing the concrete foundations…

Why should I have my garden designed – part 1

Why should I have my garden designed - part 1

                Part 1 – The finances Lets not bet around the bush! There are no short – term financial gains, you have to pay professional people to do a professional job, then it pays! Why & How If your garden is designed and built professionally will it will…

Sevenoaks, Kent – Landscape Design & Build project update

Sevenoaks, Kent - Landscape Design & Build project update

Day Six After Snow, during milder weather & rain,  somehow the team are making good progress. Its roll up your sleeves and crack on attitude that the guys are pushing this project on with so well. As you can see, my last update structural retaining walls are being erected, tier 1 & the radial tier…

Spring is here, Get your new vegetable garden started!

Hi everyone, Its time to get the vegetable garden started, you will be rewarded with great tasting food for the home, lower supermarket bills and its also great fun. Heres a few tips for you to get started. If you don’t want the hard work, our Horticultural team will do that for you. Good luck,…

New Garden Design & Build project commences in Sevenoaks, Kent

New Garden Design & Build project commences in Sevenoaks, Kent

                                    This new project commenced this week, and finally the snow early this week is thawing today. This project is a re-designed rear garden scheme involving the creation of a new larger rear terrace, a terraced lawn area…

What to plant in difficult soils and places within your garden

What to plant in difficult soils and places within your garden

  Just a few tips to help you choose plants within those tricky situations within your garden. Heavy Clay Soil in Deep Shade Clay soil is easily compressed when wet and water can be slow to drain away.  This can make it cold and wet in winter and if this is compounded by being in…

Three Ways to Make Your Garden Lovelier

Imagine a morning seeing a garden filled with greeneries and blooming flowers kissed by the morning dew. Wouldn’t it be a great way to jumpstart your day? Creating a beautifully landscaped garden not only makes a huge difference to your home’s overall appeal, but also a nice way to have new reasons to smile every…

Landscape Design & Build project, Whitstable Kent.

Landscape Design & Build project, Whitstable Kent.

We were back in Whitstable today at this Winter 2012 project to complete the remaining hardscape works before implementing the new low maintenance planting scheme. The project is looking really good however we have had a problem with the paint system used on the aluminium pergola structure. Unfortunately, the primer does not appear to of bonded…

New resin bound gravel driveway surface, Mid Kent, laid today!

New resin bound gravel driveway surface, Mid Kent, laid today!

The sun was out again today, and so were the resin team. This resin bound gravel surface, colour Harvest Crunch, area 370m2, was laid today, the laying team were on site at 7am carrying out the preparation, started laying at 850am, worked through the day intensely to complete the area at 520pm. There are 2…

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