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Tag archive: design

Signs Your Landscape Needs a Makeover

The excitement that comes with gardening is so high that most homeowners tend to go right ahead without giving it much consideration. Gardening is both an art and a science. Since it is a science, you will need the opinions of experts to come up with the technical details that comprise the schemes most suitable…

Project Update: Hard and Soft Landscaping near Ashford, Kent

Since the start of March, Oakleigh Manor have been carrying out a project for a client near Ashford, in Kent. The project involved, first of all, a hard landscape design and build was carried out by one of our in-house teams. Then, another in-house team, this time from our Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Services company, came…

Moonscaping: Total Eclipse of the Plant

This blog post is in the spirit of last week’s solar eclipse, hence the terrible Bonnie Tyler reference in the title! You may not have heard of the trend of ‘moonscaping’ quite as much; sadly the term is also used metaphorically to describe an area devastated by war. Because of this, it may be a…

Where’s the Pool?

In your back garden, hopefully! Here at Oakleigh Manor, we offer so many services; we are more than just a landscape design and build company. Our expertise is widespread, and that expertise encompasses the installation of swimming pools. Whether it be above-ground or below-ground, or whether it be installed with an automated cover or a…

Safety Features of Oakleigh Manor’s Automated Gates

Safety Features of Oakleigh Manor's Automated Gates

We have numerous services at Oakleigh Manor. Our expertise stretches into a number of different services that I’ve had to write them all down so I do not forget! One of them is the installation of automated and electric gates. We have a wide range of bespoke gates in the Oakleigh Manor gate collection; you…

Project Update: Landscaping Project near Ashford, Kent

The colder and wetter weather is just starting to leave us, as we enter Spring. But that doesn’t mean to say it still hasn’t been a bit chilly, or a little soggy underfoot! That hasn’t slowed down one of our in-house teams, though, as they have been working hard on a garden landscaping project near…

Advantages of Landscape Lighting

Advantages of Landscape Lighting

With the domination of plants when it comes to landscaping, it can be easy to forget that so much more ‘make’ a garden, collectively. Elements that spring immediately to mind include water features, garden and grounds maintenance, and planters or furniture. But lighting can really make a garden go that extra mile, making it come…

Ten ‘Hacks’ for Gardeners

Gardening has become more than just a hobby or a pastime. This author believes it can now be classed as a lifestyle. Millions around the world enjoy it, and there are new and original ideas for gardeners to consider when it comes to those who want to go that extra mile. Gardening is also an…

Water Features Your Garden Should Have

Flowers in full bloom, lush green grass and perfectly still ornamental stones are just a few of the elements of a beautiful garden. Nevertheless, there are ways to still make it better, more aesthetically appealing. Water features are an essential part of every garden, as these give an impression that your space is alive and…

A Potential Answer to the Housing Crisis?

Is it possible than an urban planning method originally created during the Victorian era could solve the housing crisis Britain currently finds itself in 2015? It may split opinion, but an article online from┬áThe Guardian, as penned by Patrick Barkham, entertains the very real possibility that is could be. But Barkham also entertains the equally-real…

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